Minsk studio of Wargaming Mobile, responsible for World of Tanks Blitz development and operations, is looking for a Senior/Lead Game Designer to shape the direction of a new mobile multiplayer shooter with a third-person view and bring it to life!
In this role, you will take charge of hands-on design of core gameplay systems and concepts of the product, as well as mentoring, training, and knowledge sharing with our designers.
Our game is built on a game as a service model, to deliver content to our community for years to come and use some elements of MOBA gameplay.
You will design and develop a brand-new gaming experience together with an awesome multicultural team, combining experienced western design leadership, World of Tanks Blitz veterans, and top-class CIS talent.
We are happy to consider candidates worldwide. We are quite flexible with regard to different locations: the core international team is based in Minsk - so the vacancy presupposes relocation to Minsk, however, start from remote, employment in Moscow or Berlin with business trips to Minsk is also possible!
Anyway, we'd love to have you be a part of the team here in Minsk. You don't need to worry about the process of relocation itself. The company has a well-developed relocation program http://gotominsk.wargaming.com/en/xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst
Are you up for the challenge? Please, apply!
What will you do?
Be the "how-to" voice for the project of how best to execute the core concepts of the new product design in a way that fits the studio's capabilities and talents, including hands-on designing of some key features and systems yourself
Evaluate, assign, and oversee tasks to be performed by your team to ensure the studio produces timely, high-quality work and proactively addresses potential delivery risks
Provide constructive, timely, and effective feedback to your team to help them grow their abilities as designers
Mentor, train, and develop your team in how to design amazing features and experiences for live service games, working with engines like Unreal or Unity
Collaborate specifically with artistic groups in order to ensure the proper balance between design and artistic goals, especially in areas like level design
Work closely with the engineering team to spec and build design tools to enable the content creators to iterate quickly
- Work collaboratively with the game's leadership team to deliver thrilling, high-quality product
What are we looking for?
5 years' industry experience in game design roles, including at least one product shipped in a senior game designer role
Game design credits on at least one live service/game-as-a-service title in the midcore/hardcore action game sphere
Game design credits on at least one high-quality mobile title in the midcore/hardcore action game sphere
Ability to work with existing game engines like Unreal or Unity highly preferred
Demonstrable examples of, and a passion for, hands-on experience with scripting, rapid prototyping, and building great gameplay
Proven creative and analytical skills with the ability to write detailed design documentation and update and adapt that design based on playtests, user feedback, and development opportunities
The ability to persuasively and clearly communicate a product vision and be its inspirational champion
Intermediate of higher level of English: enough to pass job interview, enough to participate in daily meetings and discussions with English-speaking colleagues in your team
The ability to mentor and train less experienced designers and inspire them to create great gameplay features and well-thought systems
Flexibility and adaptability
A true team player
- A tireless, progressive, critical thinker who can develop solutions to overcome the obstacles and challenges that new game development provides
What additional skills will help you stand out?
Strong foundation in the traditional arts including but not limited to painting, sculpture, figure drawing, illustration
Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery
- Previous game production experience
Interests in other areas of art for games (animation, FX, UI, etc.)
What we offer at Wargaming Berlin
Joining an international team of people passionate about gaming
Working in one of the main European hubs for mobile game development
Startup within a company with 20 years of experience in game development
Flexible working hours & work from home whenever needed
Public transportation, Lunch and Sport & Culture benefits
Free Gym membership
Travel and accident insurance (covers you at all times)
Mobile phone and Home internet
Soft drinks, coffee, snacks, random treats and office events/parties
- Relocation support when needed
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.
Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!