Insomniac Games is searching for a Design Manager, responsible for leading of a team of designers to execute on a single project or area of focus. Our Managers are responsible for the well-being of team members and performing high quality people management, while providing a critical component of the studio’s mission to create games that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives by helping foster an environment of craft excellence, collaboration, and positivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervises direct reports on the Design team and participates in strategy and decision making as a member of the department's leadership group.
  • Meets regularly with team members to offer guidance, provide constructive feedback, conduct performance assessments, facilitate the team’s best work, and ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Evaluates team members’ goals and objectives and ensures that department goals are being met.
  • Manages the career growth and development of direct reports.
  • Facilitates team training via internal and external sources as well as providing mentoring on an individual basis.
  • Fosters a safe work environment by ensuring all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace are addressed immediately.
  • Assists the Director of Design Management with project staffing, hiring, and onboarding.
  • Collaborates with Department Head and Leads to develop, refine, and document best practices.
  • Regularly plays games in development and reviews content to provide feedback and help identify opportunities for craft development.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with peers and other senior leaders to align project and departmental priorities.
  • Advocates for studio cultural values and fosters an environment of craft excellence, collaboration, and inclusion.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises design team and acts primarily as a people leader.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Seven to ten years’ experience; or combination/equivalent of education and experience

Other Skills:

  • Dedication towards individuals and team growth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative environment.
  • Must be flexible with schedule changes and shifting timetables.
  • Needs to be able to work independently and efficiently.
  • Ability to multitask several time intensive tasks at once. 
  • Must be willing to put the needs of the team first, especially when team members require guidance and mentoring.

Insomniac Games is searching for a passionate people leader, with broad knowledge of design within the games space.  If this sounds like a good fit for your next career opportunity, please apply directly to the role by submitting your application below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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