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Game Director At Jam City

Location: Culver City, California

Job Description

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Perks & Benefits
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Yoga & Wellness Activities
Happy Hours
Company Events
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Jam city is currently on the hunt for a a well-practiced Game Director to lead an ambitious casual game by being the vision holder and day-to-day driver of design best practices in partnership with its production lead. This person will lead feature design, constantly defining and refining game features to create the next big mobile hit.

The Game Director is expected to be intimately familiar with best-in-class process and designs of the mobile game industry and to lead by example “in the trenches” driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly collaborative environment. The right candidate will also rally and motivate a team of artists, engineers, designers and more to further establish Jam City as the best casual game maker in the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceptualize, drive and execute a design vision in partnership with the studio leadership.
  • Convert ideas into communicable and actionable flows and specs: create GDDs, wireframes, flows and clear feature documentation.
  • Construct engaging and creative gameplay systems with impactful features that will improve user experience, engagement, and monetization.
  • Help implement game features and systems in close partnership with the engineering team.
  • Analyze key performance indicators, user testing and feedback, recommend design solutions, and modify game concepts accordingly.
  • Strengthen Jam City’s understanding and execution of game design best practices, garnering key insights on how different mechanics provide different players experiences and monetization potential.
  • Actively Participate with Design Leads, Designers, Project Managers and Cross-Functional teams to facilitate well planned and executed features.
  • Be on top of industry trends and the competitor landscape to evolve our thinking and become industry leader.
  • Endlessly champion innovation alongside the continuous pursuit of refinement.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years in mobile free to play including 2+ in a leadership role.
  • Shipped multiple titles in a creative role with a minimum of 4 mobile projects released.
  • Experienced a full production from inception to live-ops of a high-profile f2p casual game.
  • Best-in-class ability to guide the infancy of a new game and drive a gameplay vision in a collaborative environment.
  • Proven skills designing online and social game features.
  • Highly proficient in all aspects of game design: from initial concepts to design workflow to feature specs to economy tuning.
  • High understanding of player mindsets especially regarding user experience, monetization and playability.
  • You are highly analytical, excellent modeling skills, masterful understanding of complex systems, good statistical skills.
  • Product Management skills to track the KPIs of the features released and improve them.
  • You are a team player, comfortable working with designers and business performance professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to prototype and demonstrate ideas is a huge plus.
ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is a leader in mobile entertainment, providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to broad global audiences. Jam City was founded in 2009 by MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (Facebook “Game of the Year” winner) and Panda Pop. Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter, Family Guy and Marvel Avengers. Jam City has studios in Los Angeles (HQ), San Francisco, San Diego, Bogotá and Buenos Aires. The Jam City team is known for its creative excellence and technological innovation in key areas including storytelling, data science and audience insights.