Senior Game Designer

Reference: 4250 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Senior Designer is a proven professional in their field, with the ability to guide a product along the development process and provide vision to all members of the team. They will share knowledge from their specialised field and provide mentorship to mid and junior designers. Senior designers are the key communication points when it comes to discussing projects with clients, where they will confidently drive the direction of the game in cooperation with clients. They must strive to ensure the end products adheres to PlaySide’s high level of quality. They must excel in all areas of their skill set and ensure all PlaySide titles are successful from a design standpoint i.e engagement, monetisation / retention loops all closing and meeting target KPI. They are key to keeping projects on track and be a key member of staff providing support where necessary to all members of PlaySide. They must provide the skill and expertise to make sure that projects are set up with the core foundations necessary.


Key Skills

  • 5 Year Game Development Experience

  • Proven track record of shipped titles both internal and external to measured success

  • Excellent verbal/written communication with both internal and external parties

  • Mastery of Free to Play Design principles with proven metric driven performance increases

  • Autonomous behaviour and execution of tasks in previous job role

  • Experience and knowledge of live mobile game development, especially live ops


Roles And Responsibilities

  • Metrics driven excellence in Game Design. Sound knowledge in analytics and product management

  • Able to take client Requests for Proposals (RFPs) & deliver a outstanding pitches back to the client

  • Ensure that pitches are fleshed out correctly to a point where they mature to established contracts for PlaySide

  • Excellence in Engagement / Retention / Monetisation tactics

  • Ability to work on a technical level with all members of staff in all areas of expertise and drive the implementation of design ideas

  • Working alongside the other design team members in a professional manner

  • Constant research & interpretation of latest trends in game design. Provide recommendations to Lead Designer

  • Liaise with producers within the scheduling phase of projects to ensure design implantation is within time/budget

  • Mentorship of Mid Designers

  • Ability to articulate areas of improvement and link back design methodology to KPI’s. For Games as a Service

  • Work proactively with high level goals from the Lead Designer

  • Design and drive the vision and implementation of features and game systems

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture

About PlaySide:


Formed in 2012 by Gerry Sakkas "PlaySide Studios" is a world renown video game developer located in Melbourne, Australia. Our company is lead by senior management, creatives and developers who have paved the way in AAA console and mobile development over the years.  We are pioneers in our field and with over 45 staff, and we’re still growing. We have a multitude of titles we’re working on, partnering with the worlds biggest Hollywood brands. PlaySide works closely on the forefront of technology, and develop for mobile, AR and VR.