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Standing Stone Games Standing Stone Games is a gaming studio based in Needham, Massachusetts (right outside of Boston!), staffed by people who have been passionately working on MMOs for decades. We're proud to develop and operate our two free-to-play MMOs: Dungeons & Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online! We enjoy sharing heroic stories with our players that create a lifetime of memories. We invite you to explore our games, which hold the promise of depth, scope, and unlimited imagination!

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Lead Content Designer is responsible for designing compelling game content and experiences, and working with the Lord of the Rings Online team in the Content Design team at Standing Stone Games reporting to the Producer, this position will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Content Design team, setting vision and strategy
    • Support designers' growth with coaching and mentoring
      • Provide opportunities for knowledge-sharing, skill-building, and leadership development
    • Oversee content design quality on Lord of the Rings Online
      • Focus our design around thrilling and delighting players
    • Create and maintain an inclusive, collaborative, and healthy culture
  • Design and implement high quality, compelling content for a massively multiplayer game
    • Drive design through all development phases, from concept to live operations
      • Once live, design responses to performance indicators and customer feedback
    • Share learnings and experiences from our updates to improve future ones
      • Utilize your experience to challenge concepts and articulate execution concerns, while balancing team health
    • Refine processes and improve collaboration between Design and other departments
      • Pitch and develop quest packs, instances, and systems for future updates
      • Translate ideas into full-fledged plans
      • Advise project leadership and discuss key product and design decisions
    • Learn proprietary tools quickly and work within a complex asset development pipeline

What craft expertise you'll have:

  • Tools/Technology
    • Required:
      • Strong general computer skills (very comfortable in Microsoft Office, JIRA, etc.)
      • Experience with version control software, such as Perforce
      • Experience with 3D game tools, such as Unity, Unreal, or Maya
    • Desired: Knowledge of scripting and programming languages such as Python, Perl, C# or similar languages
  • Knowledge
    • Required:
      • Leadership and/or management experience
      • A mature, professional attitude and work ethic; you need to be able to champion your ideas, yet accept and value the ideas of others
      • Experience evaluating and/or designing solo and/or group content
      • Experience designing for, monitoring, and evolving a live service game
      • Extensive familiarity with MMO design principles
      • Strong understanding of how to craft a good story in a game
    • Desired:
      • Experience with The Lord of the Rings Online
      • Familiarity with the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Other Criteria

  • Years of Experience, Education, and/or Certification...
    • Years of Experience: (Minimum) 5
    • Required: 5+
    • Desired:
  • Additionally, you should possess
    • Ability to take high level strategy and translate it into actionable tasks
    • Ability to take feedback and criticism, and enjoy working in an inclusive, collaborative environment
    • Strong organizational skills: ability to keep track of minute details as well as the big picture while multitasking
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Strong documentation skills including design proposals and game design documents
    • Proven ability to manage time, self-organize, and meet deadlines
    • Capable of breaking down complex problems into consumables pieces for others to digest

We invite you to get in the game with us and help us make exciting experiences!

ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Daybreak Game Company LLC is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for blockbuster hits and franchises such as DC Universe™ Online, PlanetSide®, EverQuest®, and Dungeons and Dragons Online®, Daybreak creates, develops, and provides compelling online entertainment for millions of gamers worldwide. We are the game publisher for Darkpaw Studios, Rogue Planet Gaming Studio, Dimensional Ink Games, and Standing Stone Games. To top it off, we are making games in three of the coolest cities in the United States: San Diego, Austin, and Boston. We make games that bring people together and build lasting communities and are totally devoted to delivering the ultimate gaming experience!

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