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Senior Game Designer

- Game Design - Montréal, Canada

Job Title Senior Game Designer
Job Description


  • Participate in the development and evolution of creative projects.
  • Collaborate with the Lead Designer / Creative Director on the theme, mechanics, story and overall fun-factor of the game.
  • Implement, balance and polish gameplay mechanics, and enhance their development with other teams throughout production.
  • Write and maintain design documentation, and also iterate on existing systems to make them shine.
  • Work iteratively with the Level Designer to ensure all game mechanics are being showcased and that all game elements are implemented as intended.
  • Work and cooperate with all other services in game development (audio, art, animation, code, marketing etc) to ensure every game element supports the design and smooth implementation of that design.
  • A champion and key owner of many game systems. A real ?go to? member of the team.
  • Both technically proficient and passionately creative.


  • 4 to 7 years in the video game industry in a design role.
  • Formal education in Game Design or related experience.
  • Minimum of 1 published title, preferably mobile / tablet.
  • Ability to take ownership of game systems and their design from concept through to delivery.
  • Able to understand the new paradigm of engagement, retention and monetization, as well as classic games design.
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of the principles of game design.
  • Working knowledge of Unity a requirement.
  • Scripting experience also a bonus.
  • Passion, motivation, drive and enthusiasm are essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with multiple other disciplines.
  • At ease in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to learn and share knowledge.
  • Maturity to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • Robust knowledge of video games and its changing landscape.
  • Analytical mind, able to deconstruct any design related problem.
  • Willingness to want change the world by creating unforgettable game experiences.


Sector Game Design
Level Senior
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary DOE
Date Posted 20 May 2021
Recruiter Square Enix Montreal
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