Senior Game Designer NORTHERN STARS STUDIO / Helsinki

PUBLISHED: March 9, 2023


Northern Stars studio is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our new studio in Helsinki. With deep understandings of the mobile F2P core gameplay design and proven experiences on mobile game products, the Senior Game Designer is uniquely qualified to understand the fundaments of the core feature designs, metagames system design, and methodologies how to deliver fun and exciting game designs that drive successful F2P mobile game product. As a part of a game team and in close cooperation with game designers and other disciplines, you will work with the world class development team in Helsinki.

What You’ll Do

  • Drive core feature and metagame designs for the new F2P mobile game product
  • Provide directions, specifications, implementation details to the team
  • Hands-on game feature prototyping and manage all the implementation into the tools and in charge of numbers & balance
  • Provide monetization design framework and work w/ PM to decide the exact model
  • Deliver the live ops feature designs and plans from the best cases and experience
  • Deliver top quality of players journey and aspirational goals for the audience
  • Influence the craftmanship and mindset to the teams and work with the design lead to plan how to keep the creative innovation everyday
  • Be the main facilitator of the designs and the design discussions with the team

You will drive the major design and execution of the core & metagame features, and you’ll be responsible for delivering the fun and exciting experience to the target audience and make them happy to continue playing the game product indefinitely.

What We’re Looking For

  • Has been delivered very successful mobile F2P game products (at least one noticeable in terms of KPI or revenue)
  • Has done hands-on designs on features, metagame, live operation, monetization
  • Exceptionally talented and capable of delivering the core and metagame features
  • Experience in developing and maintaining F2P mobile game service
  • Hands on capability on design implementations and highly motivated by delivering the outcome based on the product goal
  • Highly proactive on driving the game design missions and goals
  • A person who is enthusiastic about developing games
  • Solid leadership to encourage the team & colleagues.

What would be nice to have:

  • Capable of technical design implementation
  • Strong skills in C# scripting
  • Good knowledge to work on agile/scrum development methodology
  • Data guided mindset

Why this will be the rare opportunity for you

You will be working at Northern Stars, a Pixel United studio where you establish, drive, and grow strong design capabilities & visions from scratch.

  • Very unique opportunity – new products and be a part of the new journey
  • Work in the centre of Helsinki, Finland – best place for the work and for yourself
  • Best culture we are evolving everyday
  • Independence and autonomy for you to do the best work
  • Strong compensation and benefits
  • Work with world-class talents who have been running $400M+ product business
  • Work in the top 5 mobile game publisher, Pixel United