The role: Game Designer, Monetization
We are looking for a Game Designer, Monetization to join our busy and dynamic Social Gaming team in our Bulgaria office.
Why we need you:-
The Game Designer, Monetization is a role for a talented individual whose skillset is an amalgamation of game design skills combined with strong background in monetization of mobile products. This role will focus on balanced game design, reward/motivation & core game loops, and economy management for the Group’s social gaming product, within the overall approved direction and strategy for such games. The Game Designer, Monetization will also be an advocate for current best practice game design principles across PokerStars free to play poker Desktop and Mobile clients.
You will work closely with the Creative Director, Head of Product and Department Head of Social Gaming to establish vision and direction of the games and roadmap. You’ll develop and maintain design documentation, including but not limited to mechanics, story, guidelines, UI flows, game loops and progression.
This role requires you to devise systems and balance in-game resources and economy focused on player long term retention and optimizing monetization. As well as, weaving free-to-play game mechanics with monetization in simple, natural, respectful ways (i.e. design monetization that players respect and feel adds a great deal of value for their money).
You will remain current on industry trends including: new game genres, new game design methods and emerging platforms, while having a focus on delivering compelling and enjoyable game experiences: become our champion of user experience.
Who are we looking for:-
You will have previous experience in game design and a real passion for creating innovative, fun and compelling games; passion for poker genre as well as experience in designing and tuning a free to play economy along with excellent data analysis skills, experience with A/B and multivariate testing. Ideally, you will also have strong experience in quantitative analysis, including the ability to model game parameters in Excel.
You’ll have shipped at least one mobile game and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. It is important that you can work creatively in a demanding team environment and balance complex game-systems. This role requires someone with a passion for playing and making computer games with the ability to write clear specifications for software developers.
There is a need for you to be extremely detail oriented and organised with up to date knowledge of best practices in mobile gaming.
As the ideal candidate, you will have:-
A university degree or excellent UAI (or local equivalent) with an interest/understanding of online gaming and the industry. Experience in mobile gaming and a passion as a lifetime gamer is desirable.
What’s in it for you?
The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. In addition, we provide advice and financial relocation assistance to those moving to Bulgaria.
We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 BGN as congratulations.
Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support to develop your skills and support you in progressing your career.
In the office there is always free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. In addition, we contribute a certain amount to your transportation and lunch expenses. You can always enrol to our sports program, and in terms of relaxation we have a playroom, including a PlayStation and a pool table. Our social team organise great events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.
What happens next?
We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.
The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Bulgaria service office in the Social Gaming department.