Senior Game Designer - Online Gameplay

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We're looking for a Senior Game Designer  to join our team at Hypixel Studios, which collaborates remotely from around the world. Our members range from industry newcomers to experts with 25+ years of experience. Team members come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but share a common passion for building polished player-focused, community-powered games.

Join us on our mission to bring players together in an inviting, immersive world where they can make their mark. Hytale empowers creative expression across a spectrum of experiences including sandbox adventure, social play, minigames, and creativity using a suite of powerful and accessible tools.

As a Senior Game Designer, you will work closely with Design, Art, and Engineering to design, prototype, and implement systems and features that delight members of our diverse playerbase. In your role, you will be willing to tackle complex problems, be responsible for delivering thoughtful and compelling design solutions, and be comfortable seeing these initiatives through to completion. As a Senior, you are confident in your abilities in both game design and mentorship. You will serve as a role model for other designers through constructive feedback, professionalism and empathy to ensure your team are the best that they can be.

Who you are:

  • Teamwork -You strive to participate in creating empowered teams driven by effective work processes.
  • Collaboration - You drive for solutions by communicating and striving for  alignment between other team members.
  • Communication -You’re an excellent communicator and are passionate about working across disciplines and timezones to deliver work aligned to the studio’s goals.
  • Planning & Delivery - You have experience in working with modern Agile frameworks and can adapt to ever-changing processes.
  • Problem Solving -You have a history of creative problem solving, finding ways to unblock team members while building strong relationships within and across disciplines.

Some of your role:

  • Champion our players, understand how your game design impacts their experience, gain insights from the community and player-base to improve features, and own that iteration process from conception to post-release.
  • Ability to plan and estimate design efforts, followed by the creation of clear and concise design documents and specifications that demystify the why, articulate the pros and cons, and can be evaluated and implemented by cross-discipline teams.
  • Possess an understanding of System Design fundamentals, know when to push past them, and have the ability to balance those decisions against product goals.
  • Collaborate within the design team, and across disciplines, to see your design through to completion, while being an advocate for our team and the game.
  • Utilize your intellectual curiosity and critical-thinking to evaluate and improve upon your own working methodologies and processes; have a growth mindset, concentrating on refining your core skill set, while gaining a broader knowledge of all facets of game design.

Essential Traits: 

  • 5+ years of experience in professional game design on Open-world, Survival, Crafting, and Building online games 
  • Experience with and passion for online titles that allow players to socially interact in shared spaces; what engages players, how they interact, why they stay active, and the psychology underpinning it all.
  • Clear, demonstrable understanding of what motivates players moment to moment; excited about how progression and reward mechanisms translate to fun and compelling gameplay for our players.
  • Self-driven and autonomous; sprint, milestone, and project rituals are second nature, ability to balance multiple day-to-day tasks, including sharing design knowledge and practice with others.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, and with proper cadence, in a production environment, remotely or otherwise.

Bonus Traits:

  • Shipped or worked on at least one AAA online game
  • Experience planning for, iterating on, balancing, and releasing new content and features to a live online product, across multiple platforms
  • An understanding of the relationship between studio values and studio culture; that great teams make great games

We can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual Performance Bonus (APB)
  • Quality of Life increases
  • Christmas closure
  • A chance to work on a new game project with an extremely motivated team
  • Opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally
  • A stable and secure work environment
  • The ability to work remotely

We’re looking for applicants who are self-driven, put players first, and that have a history of making cool stuff. In return, we can offer an environment that values and supports individual creativity and passion and believes in fostering new talent. We recognize the value of diversity in every sense and actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Hypixel Studios operates in the eSports industry. Hypixel Studios was founded in 2018. It has 140 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Hypixel Studios, click here.
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