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Lead Game Designer – AAA – Portugal

" Ref - 5330000. We’re looking for a Lead Game Designer to shape the vision of a survival open-world crafting game. Managing the designers in one or more cross-functional strike teams, driving design and content implementation to create memorable experiences to captivate players.



• Lead the designers in one or more strike teams through direct mentorship

• Expand the game world through features and content, following the creative vision

• Create quality goals, workflows, and guides for all content relevant to your areas of ownership or improve existing ones

• Collaborate and build relationships with various strike teams that are working on their sections of the game

• Plan creation of content, locations and features, including conception, presentation, iteration, and documentation in relevant ownership areas

• Feedback on world/level designs, content and features and help drive efforts to improve the quality of the game



• A bachelor’s degree

• 5+ years of experience in the game industry working in a game design capacity

• 2+ years of experience leading/managing a team

• Shipped AAA titles

• Extensive understanding of design processes including NPC design, feature design, level design, content design, as well as experience implementing

• Passion for leadership and mentoring

• Clear, effective communication skills across teams and cultures

• Motivation and drive to collaborate and advance positive change in a studio environment

• The ability to work diligently while thinking critically and resolving complex issues


Bonus Points:

• Experience working on survival or MMO games

• Experience working on games in a live environment


This role is hybrid in Portugal. EU Citizens only, Visa/Sponsorship unavailable.


Prior experience in these areas would be desirable but the studio really values talent and passion above all else!


Get in touch with for more information about this incredible opportunity!


We are partnered with numerous studios so if this position isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for your next role still get in touch and we can discuss what you’re looking for."

Lead Game Designer – AAA – Portugal

Full time

Published on 2 Jun 2024

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