The Walt Disney Company Lead Game Designer in San Jose, California

Do you love Star Wars and have hands-on experience creating UI for mobile games? The Lucas Games team in San Jose is looking for an experienced Lead Game Designer to join our Star Wars mobile gaming studio!

In this role you will work directly in our studio on live mobile games. You will work with studio leadership, artists, designers, developers, producers, product managers and others to develop and design content, game mechanics, levels and content for a mid-core iOS & Android game. You will have a special focus on leading the design team and setting goals and process to create an effective and happy team in a live-op environment.

Responsibilities :

  • Help develop and execute the creative and design roadmap for a free-to-play (F2P) game in live operation

  • Take concepts from one-pagers to complete game designs with the help of your team

  • Design and iterate on features through play testing, usability, and live operations

  • Create new game features and enhancements to existing concepts and new games to drive user acquisition, retention, and monetization

  • Maintain a strong environment of collaboration and talent development through mentorship of designers

  • Leading content designers (level / quest / mission designers) to ensure high quality content in line with the game’s vision

  • Create and support competitive PvP systems and reward structures for mid-core games

  • Participate in prototype efforts to prove-out early design concepts

  • Present new game concepts, designs and stories to executive leadership and stakeholders

  • Continually research market trends, incorporate up-to-the-minute strategies

  • Document ideas, concepts, and technical designs in useful, accessible formats

  • Develop successful design processes and share philosophies, methodologies, and tools with the studio

Basic Qualifications :

  • Serious passion for games—you are a gamer, and have been for years

  • Strong aptitude for free-to-play (F2P) games

  • Social, mid-core, online, PvP and/or mobile game design experience

  • Thorough understanding of games' commercial appeal, including outside your personal gamer demographic

  • Solid leadership skills to train, mentor and grow the talent of the design team

  • Demonstrated success at communicating your designs and vision to colleagues from different professional backgrounds

  • Drive to build a creative, innovative, world-class design culture

  • 1-2 years of work experience designing F2P/Mobile games, with at least one shipped title as Senior or Lead;• 5+ years of game industry experience

Preferred Qualifications :

Unity experience

Company Overview :

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

Job ID: 473824BR

Location: San Jose,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media