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Senior Game Designer

Company: Wizards of the Coast
Location: Renton
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering - and Dungeons & Dragons - to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That's where you come in! On Magic: The Gathering - Arena's feature team, we work with a broad group of designers, artists, engineers, and QA to translate the tabletop experience of new Magic the Gathering sets to a compelling digital experience for an enormous, thriving community. As a part of this team, you will be directly involved in shaping the experience for millions of passionate Magic players. If you are a Senior Game Designer who loves Magic: The Gathering and wants to help build exciting new products and experiences that enrich the Magic experience while working with fantastic people at Wizards of the Coast, then this is the job for you! What You'll Do:

  • Craft a set of exciting game features and systems end-to-end from the design side, concepting and building them with an eye toward engagement, retention, and monetization.
  • Own the process of pursuing new features to hit product goals, from initial ideation to building out complete specs, collaborating, and soliciting feedback from other designers and the implementation team for improvements.
  • Guide an interdisciplinary implementation team through the development and iteration of features.
  • Collaborate with production to scope, prioritize, and schedule feature development.
  • Collaborate with programmers, artists, other designers, and QA to deliver on the scheduled feature development plan.
  • Evaluate the performance features and develop plans to improve problem areas and build on successes.
  • Mentor other designers and team members in the fundamentals of elegant design, feedback triage, and adaptive design.
  • Represent digital game development with solid knowledge of game industry trends, the technical aspects of game design, and the needs of Magic: The Gathering - Arena players. What You'll Bring:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
    • 3+ years of professional design/development experience with at least 2 shipped titles.
    • Play experience with Magic: The Gathering or equivalent other TCG.
    • Experience implementing designs in Unity or equivalent engine.
    • Live game services knowledge.
    • Experience in feature design and crafting fun gameplay that drives social engagement.
    • Knowledge of Magic: The Gathering's digital offerings.
    • Able to function and lead in an Agile development environment.
    • Able to communicate effectively with engineering, art, UX, production, and business personnel.
    • Desire to build the best-in-class game in this genre and a passion for Magic: The Gathering. We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.

Keywords: Wizards of the Coast, Renton , Senior Game Designer, Other , Renton, Washington

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