Lead Game Designer (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

  • Take over and continue to build and guide a strong team of game designers with versatile design skills and solid technical implementation skills
  • Facilitate communication between designers, artists, programmers and producers to ensure that the quality, production effort and implementation match the intended direction / vision
  • Ensure every day live production questions and design tasks are dealt with smoothly and effectively
  • Together with company leadership, define and update product vision and quality standards
  • Manage game design backlog and work with stakeholders to plan game updates
  • Learn from, collaborate with and assimilate the knowledge of our senior design team
  • Mentor the younger designers
  • Create a motivating, collaborative environment for creative work
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5+ years years of industry experience in game development
  • Deep understanding of the MMORPG genre and market and the premium / free to play business model
  • Understanding of psychological mechanisms that keep players engaged
  • A strong sense of what makes gameplay experience compelling and fun
  • Solid theoretical and practical Game Design knowledge
  • Tools of the trade: MS Office, flowcharts, visual and technical editing skills a plus
  • Intense creativity, a passion to innovate, and the drive to go beyond what is directly asked of you
  • Excellent communication skills in English and other languages are a bonus
  • Leadership & mentorship skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BSc/ BA in a software development or game design related field
  • Previous Lead Design role on a shipped or live operations title

Please kindly include your Cover Letter when you submit your application!
  • BVG corporate ticket: 
    • Receive a free company ticket for Germany's public transportation system
  • Personal Development
    • Have a high degree of autonomy and ownership from the start
    • Develop your skills through company-sponsored training and language courses
    • Enjoy company-sponsored tickets for Devcom & Gamescom in Cologne
  • Hybrid Work model: 
    • Combine the best of both worlds, and enjoy the freedom to switch between working in the office and working remotely
  • Modern & Well-Equipped Office
    • Work in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, a central, vibrant neighborhood in Berlin with many dining and entertainment options
    • Enjoy height-adjustable tables, five ergonomic chair options, dimmable lighting, and acoustic panels
  • Start-up perks
    • Benefit from free drinks and food in the office
    • Participate in team events, breakfast weeks, summer and winter parties
  • Sustainable business
    • Join a thriving and profitable company on an upward trajectory
  • Gaming-driven culture
    • Join a supportive team of gaming experts with a strong passion for what they do
  • Global reach
    • Join a team of industry experts shaping a game enjoyed by hundreds of thousands worldwide
About us
Do you love bringing people together to create something great? Gaming runs in your blood? Then we might be looking for you. We are Sandbox Interactive, an established game studio in the heart of Berlin. Since 2012, we have been developing the core online game Albion Online. The game is the first true cross-platform MMO, and is playable on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android with over 900.000 players per month and about 2 million monthly visitors on our website.

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