Lead Game Designer
We have just started our AAA project and are looking for a Lead Game Designer to take football games to a new level. This is a rare opportunity to design a game in a new studio, with genuine ambitions. Our mission is to give the power back to the players and build a game which rewards play to earn and skills rather than pay to win and catch up mechanics. We want to unlock a world for people to play with each other without technical limitations as well as being able to make a living off of the game.
As the Lead Game Designer, you will be responsible for creating the design platform and help the development team to understand and align on goals and ideas. You will manage the detailed design work by mapping out the different elements of designing the game, converting concepts to play. You will lead the game and player design involving leagues, teams, abilities, physics, mechanics, cameras and more. To make it happen, you will collaborate with your team of fellow designers, coders, artists and animators.
To succeed in this role, we think you have both played and released many different games in various genres, game modes and on different platforms. To make this game great, you need to have a solid understanding of games and appreciate insight from the community in order to pinpoint differences, similarities and what is missing between games and platforms. We see it as vital for you to decide when an idea is working or not, even if you have invested a lot of time and effort in it. We believe that you are driven by researching and refining ideas into robust and buildable systems. It is therefore important that you combine your and your team's ideas and see them through from prototype to gameplay. It is all about translating the desired player feeling into systems and producing it.
As a person, you pay attention to all elements of a game and that they should work seamlessly together and make sense for the player. We believe that sharing the same vision with the development team and giving room for creativity and fun is crucial for the team to produce a high quality game. This is why we think you need to be a savvy communicator and a great team player for welcoming and choosing the best ideas.
As Lead Game Designer you are a true leader with strong interpersonal skills. You are committed to giving your team members the tools to succeed and prosper. An essential component is creating a diverse and inclusive environment.
- Lead the team of game designers to build an exceptional game experience
- Create and maintain a set of guidelines and creative vision
- Define assets, gameplay mechanics and tooling to support game design at scale
- Collaborate closely with peers (producers, tech/art director, etc)
- Coach, mentor and develop direct reports
- Ensure a fair, inclusive, and positive team culture
- Previous experience from developing and delivering a AAA multiplayer PC/console game
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders
- Solid background as level designer
- Outstanding leadership and team management skills
Form of Employment
The position is permanent, full-time. You can work from our Stockholm office, fully remote or hybrid. Although the position can be remote, we are looking for candidates in time zones close to Stockholm, 1-3h difference.
How to Apply
Pass your application by submitting your profile. It is important that you are able to communicate unhindered in verbal/written English and that you can work in a timezone close to Stockholm.
About the Studio
Goals is a small start-up with big dreams!
Humble in the way we work; embracing that skilled and passionate people are the heart and core of our studio. Not humble in our objective; creating the best football game in the world.
Recognizing there wasn’t a fast paced, competitive, multiplayer focused football game on the market we decided to change that. Let’s bring football into esports for real! Bridging the gap between the real world and the digital, we’re building something that is more than a game.
Our community is the most important voice, and we want to give every gamer a feeling of ownership.
At Goals we empower people, from our team to our community. We empower the game creators. As part of the team, your enthusiasm, creativity and voice matters and are reflected in this extraordinary game. We empower diversity. We believe in a space where we drive for change and equality together, throughout our organization, game and industry. We empower flexibility. As an inclusive and international company, we welcome remote work and flexible work hours. Health insurance, parental leave and other benefits included.