Game Design Team Lead
VisualsHerzliya

Plarium is a multinational software development company specializing in mobile and browser games. Established in 2009, the company employs over 1,000 individuals across its global offices and animation studios. Our games are currently played by more than 380 million users across 150 countries

Israeli Game Design team is one of the largest in Plarium and responsible for design, analysis, feature concepts, and game balance of our projects. The team contains several feature designers, balance designers, level designers and more. Working hand-to-hand with other departments, our job is to provide the best creative and technical solutions, in order to make the best games in the industry

Description:

  • As a Game Design Team Lead, you'll be a designer-manager hybrid with an influence on game design and a group of designers
  • You’ll help shape the systems and mechanics that make up the foundation of a game, and then set a clear plan of action to see them through
  • You oversee your team throughout production, managing their creative workload, scheduling tasks, and setting realistic deadlines
  • Collaborate with designers, programmers, artists, animators, QA, Analytics and other production teams to ensure constant communication & consistency across the board.
  • As an empathetic mentor, you recognize and develop the strengths of your designers and create an environment of trust for each one to succeed
  • Thanks to your understanding of the methods and tools to create, solve, and navigate design, you can step in when need be to help your team bring all features from concept to completion

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate with the Game Director, Studio Manager, Senior Producers, and other team leads to execute the game vision with excellence.
  • Create, prioritize, assign, and follow up on tasks and the advancement of the team’s work with regards to deliverables
  • Anticipate and recognize potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Know the game’s story and gameplay (game design documents) and understand the technical/artistic constraints to be able to lead/coach the team
  • Collaborate with design and production teams on both games and features creation
  • Be a mentor in terms of technical/artistic aspects for team members
  • Organize and lead team meetings, spread and ensure an overall access to information for each member of Design teams
  • Represent the team
  • Carry out all other related tasks

Professional requirements: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Game Design or Product Management (in games)
  • Participation in at least two complete game production or equivalent
  • Prior management experience required

Personal requirements:

  • Ability to work as part of a team, a highly collaborative spirit
  • Time and priority management
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team towards a goal
  • Good communication both written and oral (produce clear and quality presentations)
  • Ability to communicate constructive feedback, both written and oral
  • Proactive, appreciating teamwork in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment
  • Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility
  • A solid understanding of the market and a (fiery) passion for video games
  • Excellent mentorship capabilities & a whole lot of empathy
  • Excellent English, spoken and read / written
  • Knowledge of JIRA or similar is desirable, mastery of pack office
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What's next?

Send us your CV
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Found the perfect job for you? Excellent. Send us your resume and a link to your portfolio, if applicable.
Test task
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Our recruiters will ask you to perform a test task. This will allow you to demonstrate your professional skills and give us the chance to evaluate your work. If your test task meets our requirements, you will be invited for an interview with the technical team lead.
Professional Interview
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This will give you the opportunity to tell us about your experience and allow us to explain the technical aspects of the job. If you live a long way from the studio, we can arrange a Skype interview instead.
Meeting with HR
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After the professional/team lead interview, you will meet with our HR specialist. They will give you more information about your development prospects in the company and provide details regarding our employee benefits program.
Meeting with the VP / CEO
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In some cases, depending on the position, you will be invited to meet the VP / CEO, for a final decision.
Ready to start
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Once the above stages are complete, we will invite you to our studio to make a formal job offer. If you live in another city or country, you can use our relocation program to help you hit the ground running.
First day at work
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You're ready to begin life at Plarium. Welcome, friend.
Keeping in touch
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We keep all resumes and job applications on file. Don't give up if you're unsuccessful first time round - we'll contact you as soon as a suitable position appears.