Lead Game Designer, Mobile (Contractor)

Developer · Winter Park, Florida
Department Developer
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

About X Studios™:

X Studios™ is an award-winning, creative + technology studio crafting digital experiences for brands around the world – Specializing in interactives, gaming, mobile & platform design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and experiential & custom fabrication. Our flexible, fun, and transparent approach has allowed us to work with well known brands like Universal Parks & Resorts™, Disney™, Red Bull®, Lady Gaga, EA Sports™, and so many more...


Be a part of an exciting company with many perks and a ton of growth potential.


Job Summary: 

The key responsibilities of the Lead Game Designer are to partner with the Production Team, Product Owner, Art Team, and other team members to determine and refine the product/game goals as well as assisting other Content Designers/Teams maximize their potential and performance in the creation of game experiences.


You’ll be accountable for leading the team to meet milestones and quality targets, creating and improving processes, assisting with overall game design, mechanics, logic, support, future/player-proofing, and basically every facet of the overall gameplay mechanics. 


Main focal point will be handling mobile gaming and mobile gaming platforms. Minimum experience should include mobile applications, gaming development, support, and deployment across mobile/web platforms. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about mentoring other designers and providing insightful feedback on design efforts.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to oversee design areas from initial creation through to implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of retention, engagement, and monetization, and how to design across different genres to target players
  • Maintain client relationships and conduct status updates, meetings and milestones.
  • Work closely with creative and development teams to set goals and check quality of deliverables and reviewing deliverables.
  • Resolve issues in a timely and diplomatic manner and utilize change management to remain agile to account for changes in project scope.
  • Special focus on mobile and gaming solutions
  • Collaborate in defining and implementing project management processes and workflows.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


X Studios™ Team Benefits:

  • A very competitive project-contracted salaried position
  • Semi-Flex Schedule


We believe transparency is key at X Studios™, so we invite all prospective applicants to review our Team Handbook, available publicly online, at https://handbook.xstudios.com

 

Compensation & Salary:

  • Base salary, plus performance bonuses


Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily: 

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Consistent attendance is a job requirement.


Education & Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience on mobile games or games as a live service.
  • 1+ years of experience working with a team of designers.
  • Card games/experience with developing card-based gameplay is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of NBA games and NBA as a sport is a plus.
  • Familiarity with sports genres on mobile, PC, and console platforms.
  • Interest in user generated content for games


Additional Information: 

  • Strong design and production portfolio. 
  • Demonstrates ability to lead staff, instill a spirit of teamwork and promote staff development.  
  • Makes independent choices free from immediate supervision.
  • Possesses solid aesthetic sensibilities and storytelling skills to support the creative process and to facilitate communication between all disciplines.


Contracted Work Notice: This career posting is a project contracted (temporary) work assignment. This position will be contracted on an as-needed basis, for project specific tasks and is not permanent. We pride ourselves on extending offers, and reaching back out to contractors when projects dictate. 


Note: You must be a US citizen or have a work permit to work in the US. Relocation services may apply, inquire during your interview. Due to the overwhelming responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted; no unsolicited phone calls or e-mails, please. 

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  • Location
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Department
    Developer
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor