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(Closed) Lead Game Designer

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πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ Abu Dhabi


Opened in October 2011, Ubisoft Abu Dhabi is one of the first major video game studios based in the UAE capital and is focusing on developing and bringing to market successful mobile games for a worldwide audience.

This position is based in the vibrant expat city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is a multi-cultural city, based on an island in the Persian Gulf and a 1-hour drive from Dubai. Abu Dhabi offers a vibrant social and forward-thinking cultural lifestyle. It has an array of experiences and events including pristine beaches, Formula 1, Theme Parks, Louvre Museum, a vibrant nightlife and year-round sunshine. Abu Dhabi has also ranked number 1 for the past 4 years in a row as the safest city in the world (Numbeo), providing a great home and standard of living.

Ubisoft Abu Dhabi successfully released two hidden-object / investigation free-to-play mobile titles: CSI: Hidden Crimesβ„’ and NCIS: Hidden Crimesβ„’. With the acquisition in February 2017 of the massive multiplayer free-to-play game Growtopia, the studio works on the title’s live operations. The team keeps focusing its efforts on creating further content for its live games and strengthening its player’s engagement in addition to work on other unannounced projects.


Ubisoft Abu Dhabi is seeking an experienced Lead Game Designer who will lead an in-studio team in the development of mobile free-to-play games. In addition to contributing to the creation of great designs (and teams), your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the design efforts of your project by creating, coordinating, and/or validating design documents, prototypes, economy and balancing files, UI flows, monetization strategies, and gameplay.
  • Reviewing implemented features for quality and adherence to the design and business goals of the project.
  • Collaborating with fellow designers to iterate and evolve project features, gameplay, and balance on a consistent basis.
  • Manage a team of experienced designers.
  • Working with the project manager and producer in order to achieve a stable project schedule and ensure deliverables are reached without issue.
  • Enhancing studio knowledge of mobile F2P development methodologies and best practices.
  • Motivating and inspiring others to generate new ideas and approaches.
  • Keeping up-to-date on current and emerging trends in the mobile marketplace.


Qualifications and Key Skills:

  • Exhaustive knowledge of mobile and F2P design fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to take charge with strong personal initiative
  • Positive attitude and drive to work in a challenging, highly collaborative team environment
  • Passion for playing and making games
  • 8+ years design experience
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