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Design Director
Game Studio
Posted on 11/23/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • 8 years of game design experience, preferably in the mobile and/or F2P industry
  • Must have experience with game schedules
  • Must be extremely organized in the game design workflow from initial concept to final release and post-release support
  • Must be proficient in Excel, and able to provide visual designs or rough mock-ups in an art program of your choice (i.e. Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup, etc.)
  • Strong analytical abilities and are able to synthesize game-play data to improve the game as necessary
  • Experience with all aspects of game design disciplines: concept, level progression, combat, interface, monetization, and playability testing
  • Product management skills to track the results of the game and make improvements
  • A love of start-ups and a desire to be part of a small team that achieves its vision quickly
  • An ability to embrace an environment that iterates constantly - where good ideas triumph quickly
  • Understanding complex systems and technical background a plus
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science or Game Design
  • Lead, inspire, and motivate design teams working on the games and maintain enthusiasm for the projects
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to the Designers
  • Manage the day to day process of the design team, providing hands on feedback and strong leadership when difficulties arise
  • Work collaboratively with Design Leads, Live Operations, Engineering and Art teams to facilitate well planned and executed features aligned with the overall product roadmap in order to reach company goals
  • Initiate research and implementation of new techniques and processes to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of design production
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in mobile and free to play
  • Proven experience and success designing mobile-based online and social game feature-sets
  • People skills: Ability to build strong relationships
  • Process: Have a solid understanding of how all aspects of design production work and how best to accomplish each task
  • Industry: Have several years of experience in game production and has designed for at least one 'AAA' commercially released game on iOS and / or Android

501-1,000 employees

App monetization platform
Company Overview
AppLovin is a mobile games company that connects people around the world with the best games.