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Associate Game Designer

NetEase NA is looking for Associate designers to join our game product development teams working on both redevelopment and new development games. NetEase is a leader in the Chinese game and internet markets. We are building a world class studio to bring the best Chinese games to the west and create new, top quality games for the worldwide market.

Our goal is to develop games that give players meaningful choices to overcome challenges, increase in power, and shape their gameworld. We are building a team capable of competing with and surpassing today’s industry leaders. We are making games that are fun, challenging and compelling from day one to day 365.

Job Overview:

NetEase NA is looking for an associate game designer to help take great games from concept to live. The position requires the designer to work closely with all disciplines to plan, design, implement and maintain game features and levels. It requires a basic understanding of analytics to find issues and craft solutions that meet key metrics.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, high achiever; someone who can take full responsibility for their features and levels. A designer capable of working with team members from a diverse background to bring out the best in the team and the game.

Responsibilities:

  • Within a defined vision, deliver innovative, fun, engaging features to our players
  • Work as part of cross-discipline team to create, iterate, and maintain design features and docs
  • Champion your work. Crafting, guiding, and maintaining it throughout the dev process.
  • Work within the team to help define mechanics that push key metrics
  • During live ops, conduct analysis of your features to identify issues and provide solutions that move
  • game metrics in the right direction.
  • Work well with teammates from diverse backgrounds
  • Balance accessibility, challenge, and choice to promote features that are easy to learn but difficult to
  • master

Requirements:

  • 3+ years professional game design experience
  • 1+ years mobile or social development experience
  • Examples from shipped games that highlight game elements you created
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • The confidence and ability to own your work from concept to live ops
  • The understanding that all great games are team effort with lots of iterations
  • Active mobile gamer that can critically analyze and discuss the best and worst in design,
  • monetization, and overall quality of the competition

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with Unity
  • Experience working on a live game
  • Experience working on a distributed development team
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