Lead Game Designer

Dragons Lake Entertainment (DLE) is an exciting new game development studio focused on making excellent AAA games on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

Location:
Europe, Remote
Languages:
English: Upper-Intermidiate
Cooperation:
Full-time
Team:
Art & UI

We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Game Designer who would help us guide the engineering team on our partnered AAA titles on Unreal Engine 4 for PC and Consoles.
If you’re up for a challenge, don’t hesitate and apply! 🙂

BECOMING ONE OF THE DRAGONS YOU WILL:

  • Assess the workload vs. production capacity, plan the work, and set priorities for the game design team
  • Allocate duties and follow the evolution of the team’s progress on deliverables
  • Able to drive and follow-up on prototyping (both digital and paper based) with other game designers, artists and programmers
  • Develop and own the vision for a game from concept, development to live operations
  • Daily coordination with Production, Art, Tech, Game Design, and other teams — both internal and external teams
  • Define all game features and create relevant game design documentation
  • Oversee implementation of features to ensure they are built according to specs
  • Decide on needed iterations through play-testing, usability, and live ops
  • Partner with the Lead Level Designer and a team of content designers to ensure high quality content in line with the game’s vision
  • Take concepts from one-pagers to complete game designs with the help of your team
  • Participate in prototype efforts to prove-out early design concepts.
  • Present new game concepts, designs and stories to executive leadership and stakeholders
  • Drive to build a creative, world-class design culture.
  • Ability to communicate your designs and vision to colleagues from different professional backgrounds
  • Thorough understanding of games’ commercial appeal, and motivations to different player demographics
  • Take accountability and ownership of projects from start to finish.
  • Work unsupervised and take ownership and full responsibility of specific features and systems
  • Multi-task like a pro

EXPECTATIONS ARE CLEAR:

  • 4-5+ years of game industry experience
  • 2+ years of experience designing games as Lead Designer
  • At least one PC or Console game shipped as a Lead Designer
  • Proficiency in clear communication of complex concepts, including experience in creating project documentation
  • Ability to provide focused and inspiring creative leadership, and to coordinate and motivate a whole team
  • Understanding programming/scripting in game design and experience working with Unreal Engine 4, its Blueprints, Behaviour Trees, EQS and other such systems 
  • Very strong problem-solving abilities
  • Very strong leadership skills and autonomy to drive own creative team
  • Strong English both written and verbal
  • Passion for PC and Console video games is a must

Grow with us, we’ve got you covered:

  • Competitive financial reward (yes, we are fair enough)
  • Challenges to raise your XPs score (professional trainings and conferences, internal mentorship)
  • Health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave
  • Culture of diversity & inclusion to unite the most outstanding talents
  • Community of people who understand your game passion

    Join Dragon’s Lake Entertainment and take challenges you’ve always been dreaming about.

Open Application