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Senior Game Designer, Amazon Games

Amazon Games Studios

Seattle, WA 02-02-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Amazon Games is looking for a Senior Game Designer to partner with us as we build exciting new casual games with a multiplayer component. You will help establish an entirely new category for gaming and should be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity that's higher than most projects. In this role, you'll lead thinking on what kind of great games will be best for all kinds of casual game players. You will assess content, help developers design for Amazon customers, and invent new game benefits.

The opportunity to delight millions of gamers is massive, but it's also an ambiguous challenge. You will leverage your game design knowledge to help define and prioritize content for Amazon customers who play games. You'll work with world-class third-party game developers to assess and design great exclusive content. You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and will collaborate with engineering, marketing, and other stakeholders to resolve ambiguity and balance competing priorities.

Key job responsibilities
* Provide compelling vision and thought-leadership to develop inventive new game ideas
* Generalize requirements (functional and technical) gathered from a diverse set of customers, industry trends, and larger technology trends
* Participate in strategy planning by developing (or helping to develop) marketing-related ideas into full concepts and prototypes
* Work directly with marketing and business development partners to evaluate potential games against intended audience and help refine the target audiences
* Remain up to date with products and services across the game industry, and also within Amazon, Twitch, and Amazon Game Studios.
* Drive key projects worldwide with minimal oversight
* Quickly prototype design ideas and iterate through playtesting and player feedback
* Work with developers to ensure your content and features are delivered to high quality
* Work with engineers and artists to refine our workflows and improve our tooling

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
- 10+ years experience as a game designer working in the game industry with experience on casual game titles.
- Experience working with third-party developers to build great content
- Experience creating and documenting high-quality design guidelines and development strategies
- Has shipped games across a variety of platforms on time and on budget
- A portfolio that demonstrates process and capabilities in crafting compelling gameplay
- Deep understanding of in-game content and what is valuable to players
- Experience communicating with customers, technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe products, and technical designs
- Experience working on live service games

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience presenting to all levels – from senior to executive
- BA, technical degree, or equivalent work experience
- Experience creating end-to-end game experiences from the concept stage to shipping
- In-depth knowledge of game theory and design best practices
- Experience building games in a wide variety of genres, for a variety of platforms, from mobile to console
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $92,100/year in our lowest geographic market up to $180,800/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqxj8m-100-26-196-222-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $92,100 to $180,800 Per Year ($ USD)