At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Lords of the Fallen', ‘Assassin’s Creed VR’ and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.

Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 350+ talented individuals are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring that everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Electric Square Ireland is our brand-new 5th studio. It has big ambitions and a forward-thinking approach to game development, following in the footsteps of its world-class HQ in Brighton. We are searching for a talented and experienced Lead Designer to join as a founding member of the studio and influence the creation of a world-class team and their debut title. The Lead Designer is an essential part of the game team, not only leading the design but forming the glue between all the other disciplines. You will become the expert on the project with an innate understanding of all aspects of the game, driving the product forward through collaborative leadership and design excellence.

[Please note: For this role we are seeking applicants based in, or who are able to relocate to, the Dublin area]

Responsibilities as a Lead Designer at Electric Square:

  • Lead the design team in creating new and exciting features and content

  • Manage and inspire confidence with the client/partner

  • Ensure smooth, clear communication within both the design team, and wider development team

  • Responsible for owning design and implementation for the project, including production planning and cross-discipline coordination

  • Sets standards for design team on the project, and ensures delivery on time to quality

  • Can effectively delegate tasks across the design team by providing clear goals and empowering staff

  • Create and maintain design documentation

  • Respond to and implement feedback from data, reviews and play tests

  • Provides feedback on all aspects of design in reviews

  • Identifies risks for the team and propose mitigations

  • Mentors and coaches designers on the project

  • Partners with HR and team in the recruiting and hiring process


  • Prior experience of operating as a lead designer

  • Experience working with external stakeholders

  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrates good people management skills: Listens, includes, and pluses others ideas

  • Able to concisely articulate game concepts and analyse game mechanics

  • A broad and deep knowledge of systems and content design

  • Demonstrates high level of personal productivity

  • Experience in vehicle gameplay for open-world action games

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavor to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.


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When you join Electric Square Ireland you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member:

  • Life Assurance: The Company operates a Life Assurance scheme for permanent employees, from the moment they join the company. This is available to flexi employees on successful completion of probation.

  • Private Health Insurance subsidy: Keywords will cover up to 50% of the cost of scheme participation on successful completion of probation.

  • Pension: The Company offers access to a Personal Retirement Savings Account, through monthly payroll deduction.

  • Referral Scheme: This program encourages and compensates Keywords Dublin employees who refer professionals. An employee is eligible to a sum of €100.00 for the referral of a suitable candidate who takes up a position with us.

  • Tax Saver: Keywords offers a tax saving option for the use of public transport at significantly reduced prices for all employees in Dublin.

  • Bike to work scheme: Keywords takes part in the bike to work scheme, where employees can buy a new bicycle and equipment, tax-free. The employee pays back the purchase of the bicycle through a salary repayment.

  • Dell Advantage Program for Keywords Employees: This program allows employees access to exclusive discounts on Dell products for personal use.

  • Employee Shares Purchase Plan: Keywords employees can purchase shares in the company at a favourable discount.

  • Snacks and Sweets in the office, as well as coffee and fruit.

  • Crave Store: great selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and meals to choose from. Food is subsidised at 50% and drinks are cost price.

  • Studio events: our committee “Craic Pack” organises a great variety of events (competitions, breakfasts, board games nights, parties).

  • Team bonding: every department organizes meets up, lunches or dinners to get to know each other better.

  • Keywords Sports Groups: employees meet every week to play football or Badminton.

  • Monthly online/in person wellness webinars.

  • Monthly coffee morning.