This role is expected to begin as a remote position, paid relocation to Pärnu will begin once the probation period has ended.
Gamecan is looking for a talented Lead Game Designer; you will oversee the Gameplay Design team, guiding their work and leading by example with plenty of hands-on design work. You’ll provide feedback, support junior team members, and work with the production team to build a compelling product roadmap.
5+ years of experience working as a game designer.
Degree or certification in the area.
Experience designing game content for the GaaS model.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Able to manage a team and plan in a highly active environment.
Solution-oriented problem solver who can react quickly to changing project needs and drive decisions.
Excellent ability to communicate and work within teams.
Ability to question, adapt and understand ongoing project nuances, legacies and needs.
Passion for games with a wide breadth of game knowledge.
Oversee the gameplay design for the project, reporting to the Game Director to ensure the work is by the project’s vision
Manage a team of gameplay designers, motivating and inspiring them with your example and guidance
Create excellent player experiences and help us achieve our gameplay goals
Work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work.
Along with producers, assess the workload vs. production capacity, plan the design work, and set priorities.
Review analytics and community feedback, understand project needs and ensure that proposed and developed features add value and solve current issues.
Actively participate as a regular liaison in the decision-making process with management and game direction.
Assist project directors, leads, and management on syncs to be up to date on the overall project and spot dependencies.
Follow up features and give clear feedback.
Participate in the selection of team members (recruitment).
Participate in external communication (videos, events).
Good to have
Experience working in Unreal Engine 4
Experience with presentation software such as (PowerPoint, Google slides, Figma)
What do we have to offer
The office is in a new development right in the center of Pärnu, providing a sub 15min commute and proximity to all the stores and restaurants.
Adjustable desks – stand, sit, squat, or hang from the ceiling!
Powerful desktop machines to work on – the PC waits for you, not the other way around.
1Gbit/s internet speed in the office, typically 300Mb/s at home.
We are crazy about taking time off with new and old video games, a day at the spa, sauna, or the beach (yes, Pärnu has a kickass beach!). A rested developer is a happy developer!
The team is phenomenal – nearly 50 people who are amazing to each other.
The living costs in Pärnu are extra low. Even the most expensive apartments in the center have their rent of around 400-500€ per month.
The living environment is probably one of the best in the region. Check it out yourself: https://youtu.be/V9FkzRMihUk
We work in a nurturing company culture where personal growth is highly valued. Your professional skills will also get buffed at the speed of light.
We help you with relocation every step of the way to make sure it’s as smooth as possible.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including gym membership, Spa discounts, and monthly cab credit.