Senior Game Designer

Job Overview

Wargaming Sydney is seeking a Senior Game Designer to join our world-class team and deliver fresh experiences for players. Our projects offer development challenges across a wide spectrum, presenting unique opportunities for developers from all backgrounds.

Being a Game Designer at Wargaming Sydney doesn’t mean we just design games. We have to understand the experience we want to create for players, and then design the game features or changes required to bring this experience into reality. From prototyping new concepts to balancing gameplay, designing systems or crafting groundbreaking mechanics, your work will have the potential to inspire gamers and future designers for years to come. Comprehensive design sensibilities, problem-solving, agile execution, and considered communication are our tools of the trade as we strive to bring new experiences to our audience.

 

What will you do?
  • Actively work as part of a team, collaborating with all disciplines to gather input to craft the best concepts and realise compelling gameplay experiences
  • Champion the vision of an idea, bringing clarity to the teams as to what the goals are and why
  • Craft design documentation for presentation to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Thrive in an environment that values rapid prototyping and pitching, you will be generating ideas while recognising that great ideas can come from anyone, with professional maturity to let go of the ideas that don’t make it
  • Bring hands-on experience to the role and not shy away from getting stuck in, to craft prototypes and refine gameplay experiences, getting to the essence of why a mechanic is fun and memorable
  • Embody an agile mindset, understand the need for iterative design and be adept at breaking down high-level design concepts into achievable goals based on core values

 

What are we looking for?
  • A seasoned game designer; with around 5+ years of professional working experience tackling a variety of problems, design tools and game engines
  • A design virtuoso; you concisely articulate game concepts, analysing and ruminating mechanics with balance; you’re fluent in many prevalent game systems and mechanics but have the critical thinking skills to know when it’s time to try something more out of the box
  • A strong communicator; your verbal and written communications are precise and unambiguous; your best work comes from collaboration and teamwork and you believe that excellence comes from dynamic communication throughout the design process
  • A natural mentor; you can motivate and support other designers, guiding them towards success 
  • A gamer; you are passionate about games with a wide breadth of game knowledge that you’ve enjoyed, and you easily identify and explain a game’s strengths and weaknesses

 

What additional skills will help you stand out?
  • Experience in the game development industry, and related technologies (e.g. Unreal, Unity)
  • Experience with cloud systems (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Experience working with container technologies (e.g.
  • Kubernetes, Docker)
  • Knowledge and experience developing network applications and microservices
  • Experience with CI/CD (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Experience with any other programming languages (e.g. GoLang, Lua)

    About Wargaming:

    Wargaming Sydney is one of the largest AAA development studios in Australia, and is the Aussie branch of Wargaming.net. We are the creators of the award-winning BigWorld Technology which powers Wargaming’s massively popular online games. The team currently works on new IP, established titles, and advanced technologies.

    We are a group of highly talented individuals who have come together to create the Wargaming Sydney family.

    At Wargaming Sydney we offer all our employees a unique bespoke benefits package which includes options for subsidised private health care, fitness/gym memberships and entertainment budgets. We also offer breakfast every day, a weekly company-provided lunch, fully stocked gaming room and much, much more…

    We’ve been voted a Great Place to Work, and are endorsed as an Employer for Women by Work180. We believe in equal opportunities for all and have created a workplace where all of our team can feel supported and included. Likewise, we’ve zero tolerance for workplace bullying, discrimination, and harassment. We encourage applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and all applicants will receive consideration equally.

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    Location

    Sydney, Australia

     

    Area

    Game & Level Design