Lead Designer

nWay

San Francisco, CA, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 03/27/2021
  • Website: nway.com
  • Company Address: 33 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About nWay

nWay was founded by Tony Harman, Taehoon Kim and Dave Jones, gaming and startup veterans, who want to bring fun console-quality multiplayer games to the web and mobile platforms. nWay’s games will be free-to-play and our business model is based on the sale of virtual goods/microtransactions.

Job Description

Job Description

nWay is looking for a Lead Designer to drive the creative vision of a brand new multiplayer game with innovative blockchain integration. The ideal candidate will have experience designing F2P game systems and features in a remote development environment. The individual must be an expert on what makes a game highly accessible but compelling enough to keep the competition element challenging yet fair. They’ll work cross-discipline to not only bring concepts to completion but also to develop the tools and systems required to build those systems.

 

Responsibilities

  • Create engaging and gameplay systems with fun features that will improve user experience, engagement, and monetization.
  • Transform high-level ideas into detailed and well-thought out concepts.
  • Create GDDs, wireframes, flows and clear feature documentation for new games and content.
  • Work with Product and Content leads to implement design concepts.
  • Analyze key performance indicators, user testing and feedback, recommend design solutions, and modify game concepts accordingly.
  • Ability to create the designs and guide the implementation of game content and/or systems with an eye for engagement, retention and monetization

 

Requirements

  • 5+ years as a designer or systems designer with at least 3+ years on a live free-to-play mobile game.
  • Deep familiarity with competitive multiplayer genres on mobile, PC, console, and tabletop
  • Desire to work with an established IP
  • Expert knowledge of a wide spectrum of game systems and concepts
  • Ability to analyze data into actionable tasks
  • Understanding of game balance, including statistics, virtual goods, economics and user motivations
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong technical skills with a solid grounding in math and probability
  • Superb balance, tuning, and polishing skills

 

Pluses

  • Familiarity with Unity
  • Proficiency with C# and/or Unity3D
  • Proficiency with Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Experience writing database queries (SQL, Splunk) and analyzing the data output
  • Running live ops for at least 1 year
  • Working knowledge of blockchain and NFT technology
  • Interest in sports and real-world competitive games
  • Passion for the collectibles market

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.