Lead Game Designer

Fully Remote from North America - New IP - Console/PC Games

Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have game design experience, and are you seeking a new remote job? Our client is looking for a Lead Designer, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

In this Lead Designer role, you will work with the Game Director to oversee all aspects of design, including core gameplay, levels, UX, and sound. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Designer role, you can expect to: 

  • Adapt your design vision to the emergent needs of the Game Director, Publishing, and other product considerations and manage a team of designers to execute on core design vision in all categories 
  • Prototype game mechanics with minimal engineering support 

To apply for this Lead Designer role, you will need at least 7 years of design experience spanning multiple design disciplines and at least 2 shipped titles (preferably with a Lead title). You will also require the following: 

  • Intimate knowledge of player mentality and motivations throughout all stages of gameplay, from onboarding through elder game systems 
  • Technical ability to prototype game mechanics with minimal engineering support 
  • Passion for multiplayer games and Games as a Service in all its forms, and encyclopedic knowledge of games across multiple genres and platforms 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, and be joining a friendly and inclusive culture. 

To apply for this remote full-time Lead Game Designer job, please contact Kai from Skillsearch at ks@skillsearch.com today. 


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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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