Big Viking Games

Game Designer

Computers/Software | London, Ontario, Canada

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Big Viking Games is Canada’s leading social and mobile game development studio, where our employees are passionate about creating amazing games that are played and enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. We don’t just create fun for other people, we work hard to create a fun environment that our staff love to spend time in.

Come join one of Canada’s fastest growing gaming start-ups as a Game Designer. This is a full-time position at our downtown London, Ontario studio.
The Game Designer is responsible for designing, building and iterating the next wave of game changing mobile games that will be played by millions of people.  All candidates need to have the passion for pushing the envelope. 
Key tasks will include:
  • Developing comprehensive and detailed game design documents and specifications
  • Analyzing user feedback and social metrics to adjust game play and design
  • Working with engineers, artists and data teams to iterate and tune designs in a collaborative manner
  • Creating user interface flows and screen wireframes
  • Using spreadsheets to analyze/design complex game economies
  • Staying up-to-date with social and mobile game designs and best practices
  • Designing and adapting leading social game practices in our games
  • Working with project leds, developers and artists during the implementation of ideas
Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree and 3 years of game design experience with a minimum of two shipped game titles preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of and interest in the social gaming industry 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with a personal focus on goals and metrics
  • Highly efficient documentation skills
  • Solid understanding of statistics, probability and risk
  • Programming and/or art experience will be considered an asset but not required
Besides having the opportunity to work for a leading game development company, we also offer:
  • Competitive salaries with full health benefits
  • Stock options at an innovative & growing company
  • Comfortable workstations with top-of-the-line Aeron chairs
  • MacBook Pro’s (or PC as desired) with as many monitors as you like
  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner (as desired) & unlimited snacks
  • Fully stocked drink fridge with soda, juices, and daily fresh cut fruits
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from awesome co-workers that are hyper-smart and passionate about games
  • Fun and fast paced work environment