Game Designer

Studios | Seattle, WA

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Job ID:
R-NK013019
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Post Date:
02/01/2019
Department:
Studios

Life at Big Fish Games 

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze. Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device. We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play. 

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

We are seeking a Game Designer to join our highly successful Fairway Solitaire team. You will create new content and features for Fairway Solitaire as a key stakeholder; from providing mechanic design to game/economy balance and polish targets. You will be directly responsible for our audience having a great time, and will interact with passionate people across the studio, including internal and external development teams. You will also help with design collaboration on other internal projects, both existing games and exciting new projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own design and tuning for individual game features and content
  • Write design docs, create level layouts and storyboards, and run design review meetings for features and systems. 
  • Provide feedback to art team based on design goals
  • Revise feature designs during development as needed
  • Contribute to design brainstorms and ideation
  • Use tools to aid in content implementation where appropriate
  • Understand and follow goals, guidelines, and best practices for targeting KPIs. 
  • Interpret data from game analysts in order to guide iteration of features

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Independent thinker capable of tackling creative challenges
  • Adept at written and verbal communication
  • Able to work with established math and tuning models
  • Able to create designs based on goals
  • Has an appropriate understanding of the industry and the markets we serve
  • Strong at learning and using internal tools

 

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years Game Design experience, mobile or live games experience a plus
  • 1-3 shipped titles
Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Life at Big Fish Games 

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze. Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device. We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play. 

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

We are seeking a Game Designer to join our highly successful Fairway Solitaire team. You will create new content and features for Fairway Solitaire as a key stakeholder; from providing mechanic design to game/economy balance and polish targets. You will be directly responsible for our audience having a great time, and will interact with passionate people across the studio, including internal and external development teams. You will also help with design collaboration on other internal projects, both existing games and exciting new projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own design and tuning for individual game features and content
  • Write design docs, create level layouts and storyboards, and run design review meetings for features and systems. 
  • Provide feedback to art team based on design goals
  • Revise feature designs during development as needed
  • Contribute to design brainstorms and ideation
  • Use tools to aid in content implementation where appropriate
  • Understand and follow goals, guidelines, and best practices for targeting KPIs. 
  • Interpret data from game analysts in order to guide iteration of features

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Independent thinker capable of tackling creative challenges
  • Adept at written and verbal communication
  • Able to work with established math and tuning models
  • Able to create designs based on goals
  • Has an appropriate understanding of the industry and the markets we serve
  • Strong at learning and using internal tools

 

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years Game Design experience, mobile or live games experience a plus
  • 1-3 shipped titles
Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.