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Senior Narrative Designer

Netflix

Helsinki, Finland 05-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are

Next Games, a Netflix Game Studio, is a Helsinki-based studio dedicated to crafting fans-first interactive experiences that combine the stories from popular movies and shows with engaging game mechanics. Our values, Caring, Courage, and Curiosity, drive our commitment to our players and each other, with a focus on fun gameplay free from the constraints of free-to-play. We don't seek culture fit, but rather the unique contributions each individual brings to enrich our culture.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.

We're eager to hear from you if you're passionate about creating innovative mobile games in a fun, supportive environment!

The Role

As a Senior Narrative Designer, you play a vital role in one of our new game projects. Your expertise in narrative design is instrumental in crafting a compelling fantasy for players to immerse themselves in. Working from our Helsinki office, you'll collaborate with a team that embraces a hybrid work model.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who thrives on shepherding a project from its inception through development, release, and beyond into live development. They are proactive and driven, ensuring that our processes are top-notch and our execution delivers outstanding results. While they hold strong convictions about their creative vision, they are also adaptable and able to respond to player feedback and stakeholder concerns across the organization. Moreover, they can balance pushing creative boundaries and meeting release schedules within the scope of ambitious project goals.

Responsibilities
• This is a hands-on design role. You will design and write specs, implement and iterate them in Unity, and write and implement story text.
• You understand and can apply a multitude of tools from your narrative toolset to have the most applicable solution to flesh out the world and the game's fantasy
• You have foresight into implementation risks and challenges and can offer multiple solutions to the way the game team needs to convey the world.
• Work closely with the lead designer to help create a cohesive fantasy that players are motivated to participate in.
• Work with Marketing to ensure the game's fantasy is represented as intended.
• Work closely with the Design Director to ensure the craft is well represented and understood in the studio.
• The ideal candidate can quickly visualize solutions to any given narrative problem, allowing for discussion of challenges and implementations.
• This person is a natural communicator and able to build a solid narrative pillar together with the game lead

Skills and Experience
• Prefer 5-7 years of professional game development experience
• Deep knowledge of storytelling and ways to tell it.
• Professional Experience using Unity or other similar tools
• A clear understanding of mobile games and the player market
• Experience in professional, team-based software development with shipped product(s) and having worked on a live product
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Proactive, self-starter mentality and a can-do attitude
• Good communication skills and proficiency in English

The Team
Our team is working on a mobile game concept that is moving fast. We are an extremely proactive team with very little management from the team leadership. This does not mean that communication and transparency are free for all, but every team member is responsible.

We make decisions together and do not work in isolation. Everyone on the team is expected to communicate their work and opinions. If they see something that is not up to their expectations, it is brought up constructively and discussed.

The team has worked almost a year with the same core team and now we are looking to grow and welcome new team members in building the greatest game on the platform!

Does this sound good to you? Then apply today!

We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, place of birth, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military service status, or disability status.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0x4n8-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.