Senior Game Designer (Lead position)

By December 13, 2019Jobs

With the app-stores overcrowded, cloud-gaming is the next big thing and HTML5 is now one of the fastest growing cloud-game technologies. CoolGames has been a front-runner in developing and publishing high-quality HTML5 games since 2010. To fully benefit from all the new opportunities, we are constantly on the look-out for highly talented people to join our team.

Our games can be found within numerous social platforms & messaging apps, as well as on game websites and media channels worldwide. They combine high quality core gameplay and a well-designed metagame for long-term retention with social- or multi-player features for viral distribution and discoverability. And monetization is often a mixture between ads, IAP and subscription models.

To help us further improve our existing flagship titles and develop better new games, we are looking for an experienced Senior Game Designer (a lead position), with a special focus on monetization and in-game economy.

Who you are

  • You have worked as a (senior/lead) Game Designer / Product Manager, or in a related role for at least 5 years and have experience in leading a team
  • You have a proven track-record in revenue optimization and balancing a game-economy with F2P and/or ad-based mobile games
  • You have a highly analytical mindset: you live and breathe the key gaming KPIs
  • You can combine the creative development process with clear data-driven decisions
  • You are able to motivate your team and clearly explain with data-points what it is that actually makes a game successful

What you’ll be doing

  • Mentor and train our Game Designers, overseeing their GDDs with a special focus on improving monetization cycles, in-game economy and IAP models
  • Directly report to the CEO and regularly present to wider management or external partners
  • Develop business cases with our Product Managers and with input from the Business teams
  • Help the Product Managers to successfully execute LiveOps and prioritize roadmaps for existing games
  • Work closely together with colleagues from the game teams, such as the Game Producers, Artists, Developers and QA staff in the Studio
  • Establish best practices and benchmarks from the wider industry within CoolGames

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in the mobile games industry within an international studio
  • Experience with LiveOps for existing titles
  • Excellent insights in game KPIs, game system design and balancing in-game economy
  • Deep knowledge of top grossing games, F2P mechanics and latest trends in the market
  • Experience in leading and motivating teams
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Benefits

  • A highly dynamic job, working on multi-player cloud-games for new platforms
  • A competitive salary with a company pension plan and travel cost compensation
  • Health care insurance compensation
  • An optional participation in our company stock plan
  • An attractive office location in the center of Amsterdam
  • An open, informal and very international company culture
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