Sr. Game Designer
The Sr. Game Designer will be responsible for overseeing, designing, and championing innovation within TPCi game products from concept to shipped title. The Sr. Game Designer’s primary responsibility will be to lead the Design development for an individual project from end to end with close collaboration with art, coding, production, test, and other stakeholders. Secondarily, they will contribute to designs for additional projects and will mentor the other Designers on the team and to ensure project quality and personal growth.
What You Will Do
- Work in collaboration with your Sr. Manager – Creative, product leads and additional stakeholders to define clear visions for game designs and to communicate “the big picture”, the details, and the nuanced elements needed to bring that vision to life.
- Develop ideas from concept, wireframes, prototypes, MVP, to finished title while taking feedback throughout the process and adjusting or refining the designs where needed.
- Provide excellent documentation to ensure quality, technical specifications, best practices, clear systems, and engaging gameplay.
- Communicate and work with production to estimate, plan and task design efforts.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with other studio disciplines.
- Serve as mentor to other designers to ensure project quality and personal growth.
What You Will Bring
- 5-7 years as a Game Designer or Associate Designer.
- Shipped at least 2 titles in the mobile space; additional AAA PC or console shipped titles are also preferred.
- A mastery of communicating game design through flowcharts, wireframes, concise documentation, defined core loops, mockups, and even through the sheer power of your charismatic storytelling.
- Demonstrable expertise in communicating mobile game industry standards like core loops, FTUE’s (First-Time User Experience), narrative gameplay, and “games as a service” along with a solid foundation in game systems and game economies.
How You Will Be Successful
- Communication: Impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format.
- Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
- Great people skills: You know the “how” is as important as the “what” and you aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd You are mindful of diverse perspectives and engage clients in a professional manner.
- Passion & Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your clients; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution.
- Logical and analytical: You’re able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to clients. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
- Growth mindset: You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together; building and enhancing programs appeals to you. You have a desire to stay current on technology trends and Information Technology concepts.
- Innovative: Encourages diverse thinking to develop fresh ideas that provide solutions to workplace challenges and opportunities.
What to Expect
We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.