Lead Game Designer (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · DE - Munich Office

About the company
Chimera Entertainment is a creative and independent development studio for digital entertainment software in the heart of the beautiful city of Munich. In addition to developing our own IPs, we implement work for hire, from conception to completion. Gameplay and creative imagination are always in the foreground, and we promote teamwork and talent. Thanks to more than 16 years of expertise in the field of mobile gaming and cross-platform development as well as our award-winning portfolio of top titles such as “Angry Birds Epic” and “Angry Birds Evolution”, we are one of Germany’s leading game developers.

As a successful and ambitious company since 2006, Chimera Entertainment is working on state-of-the-art projects with high-profile partners, which offers a dynamic, challenging, and ultimately rewarding experience. Our values and culture are defined by a healthy team spirit, a sustainable work environment, passion for games, and the collaborative ambition to strive for excellence in an ever-changing industry, where our development studio is constantly striving to reach the next level.
And with you, we want to expand our success within the coolest industry in the world.
Your role
As a Lead Game Designer (f/m/d) at Chimera Entertainment, you will create high-quality, visually appealing games within an experienced, international and flexible team.
The kind of stuff you’ll be doing:
  • Lead the design team of a AAA F2P Mobile game.

  • Collaborate with the creative team, product management and clients to develop and iterate on game concepts and mechanics.

  • Ensure optimal player experience and engagement by balancing and fine-tuning game mechanics.
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to ensure alignment between game design, tech department and the art team.
  • Optimize game design and user experience by analyzing game data and player feedback.
  • Collaborate with the Live-Ops team to plan, design, and implement live events, game economy, and promotions to improve retention, conversion, and player engagement.
  • Design and map out new features and content in close collaboration with the product team.
  • Create and maintain feature-, content-, and balancing-documentation.
  • Represent, challenge & champion design, as well as balancing topics within your team.
Who are we looking for:
  • At least 7 years of experience in the field of Game Design, with at least 3 years in a lead role

  • Excellent understanding of F2P mechanisms and concepts (eg. player conversion & retention)

  • Exceptional skills in documentation and communication in English.
  • Capable of conceptualizing and executing a creative vision.
  • Motivated to take ownership of the design vision and its execution.
  • Experience in agile work environments.
  • Skilled in leading a multidisciplinary team.
  • Talent to inspire and motivate team members in achieving their objectives.
  • Proficient in understanding detailed requirements and translating them into design solutions.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to our teams.
  • Self-sufficient and reliable style of working
The ideal candidate also has:
  • Good understanding of the games industry in general.

  • Experience in stakeholder management.

  • Eagerness to seek out  community feedback and needs.
  • Understanding of "games as a service" and a commitment to providing this experience for our players.
  • Passion for playing mobile RPGs.
  • Experience working with Unity.
What we offer:
  • A highly talented & motivated Team
  • Flat hierarchy in a friendly atmosphere in a flexible working environment
  • A creative, casual, and international workplace right in the heart of Munich
  • Hybrid work possible
  • Lunchbudget (up to 50 €/month)
  • German Language course compensation 
  • Company pension plan, graded according to length of employment
  • Public Transport compensation (German Ticket, up to 49€/month)
  • Professional health coaching with a Sports Scientist & Medical Training Therapist (OLAO HEALTH) - digital and live
  • A well-stocked library with books, games, and games consoles
  • Free coffee, drinks, and fruits onsite
  • Regular team & company events like a summer party, Oktoberfest, and Movie and Gaming Nights
  • And a lot of fun :-)

And one more fact ​we are proud of: Chimera Entertainment has ​announced the development of Songs of Silence, a new turn-based strategy game with real-time cinematic battles. Check it out!

We are looking forward to hearing from you :)

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