Software Game Designer

  • Initiate International
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 18, 2020
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Job Description

A large dev house has an exciting job opportunity for a Software Game Designer to join their team in Cape Town. They are looking for an experienced Software Game Designer driven by a desire to develop interactive products using existing technologies in a novel way. You will need to be flexible and able to apply your skills to work on a wide variety of projects in a very fast-paced environment. Does this job seem like the perfect challenge for you? Keep reading!

Your key job responsibilities as the Software Game Designer in Johannesburg will include:

  • Provide strategic leadership to game development, taking responsibility for devising and executing tactics to achieve game objectives
  • Ensure we set ourselves up for success when starting a new project, including methodical project planning, scoping, budget creation and holding kick-off meetings
  • Lead project planning and review; proactively manage game development projects day-to-day so you can swiftly identify and overcome roadblocks
  • Source and manage external suppliers, including carefully managing budgets with them and holding them to account on the quality and timeliness of their deliverables
  • Own playtesting, including developing our methodology and resources as well as ensuring these happen as needed by the product team

Requirements for this Software Game Designer job in Johannesburg:

  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience
  • Shipped multiple commercially successful games with technical components in a Producer/Senior Producer role
  • Have worked on / familiar with AR / VR or mixed-reality games
  • Must be passionate about play and games of all types including board games, physical games, mobile games, console game, retro games, etc.
  • Worked in fast-growth or early-stage businesses
  • Worked in multi-disciplinary teams and understand how to manage different ways of working