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Principal Game Designer

Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Code: 617
# of Openings: 1

Description

Principal Game Designer

 

Who We Are

The Pokémon Company International (TPCi), a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

 

The Principal Game Designer will work within a team of designers, engineers, artists, producers, and tester to create an upcoming mobile game. We are looking for a creative individual that not only understands the secret sauce to fun games but also can communicate that vision to others. This candidate will spend a lot of time coordinating with both Studio leadership and individual contributors and must have fantastic people skills.

 

What You Will Do

  • Work with artists and designers to create a fantastic UI experience.
  • Work with Product Management to define the ideal feature set for this game.
  • Work with Producers to manage all the designers’ sprint tasks.
  • Work with the Director of Gaming to define/enforce the vision for this game.

What You Will Bring

  • 5 years or more experience in mobile\video game design
  • 2 years or more experience as a Lead or Principal Game Designer
  • UX/UI skills a plus
  • Design management skills, a plus
  • Experience with Unity a plus

How You Will Be Successful

  • Communication:  Impeccable written and verbal communication. Ability to create clear design specifications, flowcharts, and other design documents.
  • Creative:  You are fantastic at thinking outside of the box. You love coming up with solutions for problems that seem challenging.
  • Love Games : You love playing games and understanding what makes them fun. Your love for games is infections and motivates others around you.
  • Great people skills : You know that a team is only productive when members are happy and motivated. You recognize when people are unhappy and you know how to stay positive even in challenging times.
  • Fun first:  You understand there’s a lot of science and data in making good games but first you have to find the fun. You’re always focused on whether the current experience is fun for customers.

What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives.

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.





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