Working independently, the Senior Game Developer designs and implements web games working with management to define portfolio strategy. The Senior Game Developer is an individual contributor in multiple disciplines, including design, programming, and in some cases, art and sound creation. He or she may also collaborate with other artists and engineers depending on the scale of the project. The desired business objective for this role is to create a portfolio of hit games for web and/or mobile, which attracts a larger audience to the Kongregate platform and that helps the GameStop/Kongregate organization achieve its overall business objectives. Associate will interact with his or her supervisor as needed by either. Most activities are completed without a supervisor’s advance approval.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Lead the development of original web games
Work with executive team to define portfolio strategy for games
Serve as the principal product development thought leader.
Lead projects from concept through implementation and post-launch iterative optimization.
Model the behaviors expected of all GameStop/Kongregate leaders including, but not limited to, a drive for results, with a demonstrable bias for action; high levels of emotional intelligence, maturity, and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a consistently high service orientation; and demonstrable commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity.
Report meaningful performance/progress metrics.
Actively build the capability of others through relevant, timely balanced feedback; coaching and teaching, encouraging mentoring relationships; and using recognition and rewards to reinforce desirable behaviors.
Create and sustain a work environment that encourages entrepreneurial thinking, risk tolerance, and the ability to improve by learning from one’s mistakes.
Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization.
Demonstrate consistently the organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and a professional, respectful workplace.
Creative Orientation — leveraging an ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, and relationships to create meaningful new ideas, processes, products, and general solutions to relevant business opportunities
Entrepreneurship — using one’s understanding of the consumer market to create and seize business opportunities, expand into new markets, and launch innovative products and services.
Planning and Organizing — establishing courses of action of self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Analytical Acumen — examining problems, situations, opportunities, and data to identify causes, key factors, and potential outcomes with the desire to improve overall business results
B ASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)
High school diploma or GED required; bachelor’s degree from an accredited business or IT-related program preferred
At least 8 years of relevant work experience required, including seven or more years of experience as a game developer
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
Expert understanding of game development
Expert understanding of consumer-facing gaming trends
Expert ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others; conducts working relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members
Proficient ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
Expert project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
Working ability to remain effective under stress, and respond to pressure in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
Working ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency and ease.
Working ability to assertively solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Expert ability to model consistently GameStop’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
Expert ability to encourage diverse and entrepreneurial thinking
Proficient ability to create an environment in which people are comfortable taking appropriate risks and learning from any mistakes that they make
Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GameStop policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities
GameStop Texas Ltd. - 2 years ago