Director of Game Design - 7+ years exp req'd

Oak Grove Recruiting

Director of Game Design - 7+ years exp req'd

Alpharetta, GA
  • Responsibilities

    One of the world’s most successful independent game producers is hiring a DESIGN DIRECTOR for their office outside of Atlanta, Ga. The company has sold millions of titles globally over the past several years and is developing new and exciting titles that are guaranteed to be big hits.

    We are rated as one of the top employers in the state, with and amazing state-of-the art office, we’re fun and passionate about our work, and offer outstanding benefits to everyone including fully-paid health insurance and quarterly profit sharing for all.


    The Design Director has the creative vision and the ability to continually push design forward, creating truly breakthrough products. As the leader of the design team, s/he also has a passion for leading, mentoring, and setting strategy for creative/design teams and maintaining a culture of passion and excellence. RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Own the process of designing and refining AAA games
    • Manage design projects from end to end, including staffing levels, scheduling, scope, timeline planning, and other areas to assure on-time delivery
    • Design and test iterations and improvements throughout the design process from idea to post-release
    • Evangelize design projects and concepts to other departments, coordinating deliverables and setting expectations
    • Work closely with engineering to optimize the balance of design and engineering capabilities
    • Coach, mentor and motivate the creativity, productivity and culture of the design team
    • Manage all aspects of talent including hiring, developing and creating rewarding career paths for the team


    • Minimum of 6 years in game design, with 2+ shipped titles – AAA games are highly preferred
    • Experience with single and multiplayer
    • At least 3 years managing and/or leading game design teams of at least 6 designers
    • Easily accessible examples of your work and the ability to clearly articulate design the theory and approach to design
    • A great personality, collegial yet assertive in presenting your ideas and advancing positive change at all levels of the organization
    • Current and continuous knowledge of new developments and standards for game design
    • Unrelenting focus on exceeding the standards set by other gaming studios

    We have the perfect mix of being an established, profitable company with high brand recognition that is small, agile, and has a startup culture where you can make a visible impact and be recognized for your talent.

    We invite you to take a look at our salaries, benefits, bonuses, perks, and our amazing work environment. We don’t just say we put our people first, you’ll see it in what we’ve built and what we offer you.

    If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity to take your career to new heights with a fast growing, recognized company, where you can make a real difference and be easily recognized for your talent, please apply now.