Lead Game Designer - Mobile
KIXEYE - San Francisco, CA

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Want to build truly unique games played by millions of daily users? As a Lead Mobile Game Designer at KIXEYE, you will work closely with our co-founders and Executive Producers on new game development and strategy. You will balance both quantitative and qualitative insights to design and optimize smart, engaging features for our active and growing user base.

What you get to do every day:
Help manage the creative direction of a game throughout development & lifecycle of the game

Pitch innovative game features that are designed to improve customer acquisition, engagement and/or monetization, but overall must be fun

Work with engineering and art teams to effectively implement new features and systems

Manage game systems, economics & mechanics

Modeling and tuning complex game systems using Excel

Provide clear feature documentation, diagrams, wireframes and/or prototypes

Analyze live data and player feedback to continually optimize existing game experience

Assist in writing of game editorial content, including fiction, descriptions, and tutorials

What you bring to the role:
5+ years game systems design experience for a shipped product. Can work autonomously

Proven leadership skills; leading a team of designers and/or multiple teams

Ability to analyze gameplay mechanics and feature designs

Experience and interest with player-driven economies

Able to design game systems, individual gameplay features & player progressions

Understanding of game balance, including statistics, virtual goods, economics and user motivations

Understanding of interaction design concepts and principles

Able to excel in an agile team environment

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Experience writing product specifications

Has the desire and ability to participate at a hands on level as well as higher level, has worked with actual game data recently

A passion for playing and making video games

MMO and/or RTS system design experience a plus

Mobile and/or handheld console design experience a plus

Bachelor’s degree required; game design degree a plus

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About this company
Founded in 2007, KIXEYE is an online gaming company that plays to win. Responsible for popular titles like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates...