Game Designer

Business Support
Job Type:
Sofia, Bulgaria

The role: Game Designer

We are looking for a Game Designer to join our busy and dynamic StarsPlay team in our Bulgaria office.

Why we need you:-

As Game Designer you will work with our Product Team to understand the feature requirements, balancing guidelines and timelines. You’ll be required to deliver the initial feature design (with logic, balancing and mocks) and split into tickets once approved.

You will be working alongside the Product, Art and Development teams to finalize the features art and logic, as well as, providing feedback on implementation to ensure the final feature is developed per design.

You will also be required to update any documentation with the final design of the feature.

Who are we looking for:-

You will need to have relevant experience in mobile game design or social casino game design, as well as, exposure to agile methodologies and working knowledge/ proficiency with JIRA-Confluence.

You’ll have excellent project management experience with a passion for gaming, slots and poker. As Game Designer you will be a self-starter with the ability to multitask and work independently. You should also be able to demonstrate your ability to work under pressure.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

A real passion for creating innovative, fun and compelling games; passion for poker genre and/ or social casino games as well as experience in designing and tuning a free to play products

The ideal candidate will also have proven experience in game design, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, boundless creativity, and enjoys working in a fast paced, data-driven environment with the teams spit between multiple locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Product Team and Head of Social Gaming to establish vision and direction of game and roadmap
  • Develop and maintain design documentation, including but not limited to mechanics, story, guidelines, UI flows, game loops and progression
  • Devise systems and balance in-game resources and economy focused on player long term retention and optimizing monetization
  • Weave 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)
  • Become a master of FTUEs and create cohesion between all game features
  • Remain current on industry trends including new game genres, new game design methods and emerging platforms.
  • Focus on delivering compelling and enjoyable game experiences: become our champion of user experience

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 Company

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 StarsPlay department.