Senior Mobile Game Designer

You are a Designer who can see things that others may not and your passion for creative crazy...is out of this world.

The Opportunity:

The Senior Mobile Game Designer is a visionary and an entrepreneur that will drive the development of new game ideas, as well as be the creative voice guiding and providing day to day wizardry with our current IP’s. This individual will be a seasoned game designer that can take an idea, run with it and get others stoked. Be bold, think out of the box and never give up on your vision. You are an insanely creative decision maker that can define features, design game loops tapping into industry standard principles and dig deep into how our players think and play and to give those players an experience that they didn’t even know they wanted. Self-motivated, “passionate” about gaming doesn’t even begin to describe your love for games and looking to work in an autonomous environment where you can take ownership of your work … is totally your mantra.

Why this Role is Made for You:

You March to a Different Beat
You’re not looking for a job, you’re looking for a team that will empower, challenge, and enable you to exercise your creative and analytical muscle as an experienced game designer.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat
Tired of the long hours with little design input and production accountability? As Senior Game Designer, you are the creative decision maker rallying your team, exploring new ideas and prototyping games to move through concept to launch (and beyond).

Our Culture – Happy Life, Happy Hippo.
We care about making great games because we love games and are rewarded for our hard work in spades. Our benefits and working vibe encourage and allow you to live your dreams in Kelowna: an affordable, picturesque, and diverse city, only an hour flight from Vancouver, BC Canada.

Our next Senior (Mobile) Game Designer will have:

  • Lead or directed Mobile Free2Play games (and teams) from concept and production through launch, transitioning to live services for at least one year. This includes overseeing live events, releasing new content, operating store sales, and tuning balances) within a mobile games studio.
  • A Deep understanding of the Free2Play model and can effectively articulate its paradigm for their favourite mobile games.
  • Shipped games that we know (yes we play a lot!) and can regale us with the stories and experience of lessons learned and best practices for creating great mobile experiences.
  • Built great teams, not just games. Our people are our most precious asset and you understand how to lead, motivate and empower high-caliber people to be their best.
  • Utilized analytics and market analysis to identify key opportunities and trends that can contribute to making great games.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and drive – you’ve been waiting and searching for a role where you’re celebrated and expected to be a go-getter, self-starter, decision-maker and “GSD”-er.

You’ll Bring to Hyper Hippo:

  • 5+ years of industry experience designing mobile games.
  • Vast understanding of games, economy/balance, design, game mechanics, as well as story and character design.
  • Solid knowledge of UX/UI.
  • Understands humour and how to weave it into game design.
  • Impeccable communication skills.
  • Expertise with user acquisition, player retention, engagement and monetization KPI’s, not to mention … how to translate analytics into actionable game features and balancing improvements.
  • Understanding of micro-transactions and F2P core game loops & pinch points.
  • Knowledgeable on trends in mobile gaming (Web, Steam/download & console would be a rockin’ bonus as well) Strong mathematical abilities & mad spreadsheet balancing skills.
  • Idle game experience or interest is a HUGE plus.

Compensation Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Extraordinary profit sharing program
  • Health Benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 10 personal days per year
  • Annual self development budget to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it

What’s it like to be a Hippo…?

Every Hippo is an entrepreneur. Here at Hyper Hippo you – yes, YOU – are the master of your destiny and the creative expert of your domain. Say goodbye to the days of meeting after meeting and embrace the chance to own and be accountable for your success. We enable our team to create beautiful and fun experiences that our global community love to play. We answer to our players, not shareholders and the entire studio is invested in the success of our games.

“Wait, what?! This isn’t how game studios operate!”

Well, we’re putting the creative power back in the hands of our team to help us explore, fail fast, and create amazing games. We are disruptive in our approach to management and assume that if we’ve hired you, YOU are the best person to lead and direct us within your area of expertise.

You’ll make decisions that you’ve never had an opportunity to make before and toggle between the bird’s eye view of helping grow a successful games studio and the granular details to ensure we’re keeping our community and team engaged and motivated.

When every person in the studio is accountable for their realm of expertise, something magical happens. We make great games. This is because we innovate (and fail) fast and support one another to be the best version of ourselves.

Welcome to Hyper Hippo.

VISION

We envision a world where our global community is always excited to play our next game.

MISSION

We believe entrepreneurs will rally passionate teams to grow the best games.