This job listing expired on Sep 14, 2022

Are you a F2P Design Expert passionate about big picture thinking? Do you enjoy mentoring and guiding game designers to level up?

We are looking for an Associate Director of Game Design to join our Creative Leadership team, on Candy Crush Saga. In this role, you will help identify and formulate opportunities and gaps for the game teams to solve. Alongside this, you will manage a team of talented designers and help them grow.

Your role within the Kingdom

  • Contribute to Game Design Strategy by identifying opportunities and gaps in the current game ecosystem

  • Clearly formulate problem statements with success criteria for the game teams to solve

  • Mentor, guide and help level up a team of talented game designers to deliver great results.

  • Set a high quality standard for game design within the team by integrating industry best practices and being up to date with market trends.

  • Help refine processes within the team to aid in forward thinking and innovation.

  • Strong design advocate and point of contact for teams within Candy Crush Saga

  • Help analyze feature/game performance, identify improvements and communicate learnings to the team.

Skills to create thrills

  • Extensive F2P feature design and monetisation experience. Bonus points for experience in the puzzle genre.

  • Adept at both big picture and detail- oriented thinking.

  • Data driven design proficiency.

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

  • Experience leading diverse teams and being a champion for inclusion.

  • Passion for sharing knowledge and helping others grow.

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.