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:
Remote, Poland, Romania, Spain
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);
  • 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