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Senior Mobile Game Designer

Designer - Development - Vancouver, Canada

Job Title Senior Mobile Game Designer
Job Description

What is A Thinking Ape?

A Thinking Ape builds communities through mobile games with emergent social play and original IP. We released our first game in 2009 and have been profitable and growing every year since. We are a bottom-up driven company with small teams that have a big focus on ownership and data-driven decision making.

What is the role?

We are looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our team as we prepare for a year of rapid growth. You will be working with a full team of developers, artists, and community managers, along with support from our user acquisition and data science teams. You will help us scale up our live games and eventually lead your own team on a new original IP game.

Things you will work on;

  • Create new features that you feel will help take our games to the next level and improve on existing features to increase retention and monetization
  • Balance game systems, virtual goods, game economies and currencies
  • Analyze user data and feedback to develop new content and game mechanics
  • Build relationships with development and creative teams to facilitate idea generation and feature implementation
  • Develop flows and processes to improve our content generation and feature development pipelines
  • Champion new features by finding the best ideas, getting support from the team, and executing on a launch strategy that includes iteration and improvements

Who you are?

  • Driven the vision for a game and worked together with a team of designers, artists and engineers to bring it to reality
  • Deep knowledge of systems design, combat balance and economy design
  • Developed and launched new features, evaluated their success and iterated in a live environment
  • Experience with live event creation and management
  • Experience with data analysis, KPI impact analysis and metrics-based decision making
  • Experience working with customer feedback and growing game communities
  • Understanding of mobile UX design including creating wireframes and user flows
  • Understanding of prioritization of features and content including risk assessment
  • You are a master at working with spreadsheets


Sector Development
Category Designer
Level Manager
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Date Posted 8 May 2019
Recruiter A Thinking Ape
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