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Our Story

At Wooga, we are very proud of the diverse, creative and friendly environment we have established and we believe you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry. Each of our Woogas plays an important role in our success as a company and in shaping our culture. We really value our razor-sharp focus on story-driven casual games, excellent craftsmanship, and the truly collaborative way of working. We create joyful experiences that awaken our players’ desire to see what happens next. Based in the heart of Berlin, with over 280 employees from around the world, we work together to create high-quality casual games with engaging stories at the core of the experience.

We are currently looking for a Head of Game Design to lead the design discipline at Wooga, and to assume responsibility for the creation and craft of design across gameplay features, systems, usability, game levels and content. The Head will be the people leader for game designers, and will work with other Heads to maximise quality, manage talent and foster the overall design culture at Wooga. Some responsibilities for this position include:

About the role

Leading the Game Design Craft

  • Drive quality of design across gameplay features, systems, UX, levels and content, and documentation. 
  • Support and encourage sound decision-making and productive design dialogue and debate. 
  • Foster a culture of creative ideas, good risk-taking and solid data-driven design execution. 
  • Be a champion for fun gameplay and of coming up with new ways to delight our dedicated players. 
  • Inspire a mindset for story-driven design approaches and facilitate the leading role game designers are playing in this effort to deliver on our company vision. 

Staffing Amazing Games

  • Work with in-house recruiters and other Wooga leaders to staff key design roles.
  • Regularly review and evaluate new applications to find the best talent.
  • Ensure that individual design skills align with project needs. 

Developing Design Talent

  • Manage highly talented design leads and assume responsibility for their career development.
  • Help, mentor and support all game designers, while identifying opportunities for upskilling and reskilling.
  • Facilitate learning opportunities with design workshops, guest lectures, training courses, and more. 

About you

  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills with the willingness to teach and the ability to transform qualitative and quantitative feedback into actionable tasks.
  • At least 10 years of experience working on games as a service, preferably in a design lead or head of design role.
  • A strong understanding of: KPIs, past and current mobile F2P monetisation features, successful design mechanics, casual market trends, and where the industry may be headed.
  • Ability to align with the senior management team, and collaborate on a variety of important company initiatives. 

Please note: Research has shown that some under-represented groups in the gaming industry (eg: women) tend to apply only if they meet every single requirement. Here at Wooga, the desire to learn and the willingness to solve problems are more important to us than your experience on paper. We encourage you to apply even if you do not think that you tick all the boxes - thinking outside of such boxes and embracing the diversity of mindsets and backgrounds is what we believe makes our teams thrive.

 

Our Promise    

  • Shape the future! Challenge the status quo and team up with a diverse group of experts (over 50 nationalities!) working on crafting the world’s best games.
  • Located in Europe’s most creative city with low cost of living and high quality of life. We offer a generous relocation package and home search support if you are not already located in Berlin. Did we mention that we also cooperate with Kindergartens?
  • Make use of a significant education budget and extra days off for self-development. Join our meet-ups, talks, brown bag lunches, internal trainings, workshops and many others.
  • Enjoy the yoga, mindfulness app, sports and transport subsidies. And a Purpose Day to donate your time to a worthy cause!
  • Participate in the company’s success - we offer a quarterly bonus scheme!
  • Did you know that German is the third most commonly taught language worldwide? Learn it too! We offer German language classes for you and your significant other.
  • Choose your own equipment and be set up for success! We also provide you with a work-from-home budget, which you can invest in a well-functioning home office setup. We got your back!

At Wooga we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) and game preferences. Be yourself, we like you that way!

 

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