Game Director (Remote)

Preferable Location(s): Vancouver, Canada
Work Type: Full Time
We’re looking for a creative leader with a strong vision to join our growing team as a Game Director. In this role you will work with the Design Director and Creative Stakeholders to define and direct the development of original IP content. You will help break down and define the work with an eye for efficiency, modularity, and cohesive structure. You’ll define team goals and priorities and help build a team to accomplish those aspirations. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge and experience of bringing games from concept to release, communicating a clear vision in a highly collaborative environment, and partnering with engineering, art, and production teams.  
What will you do? 

  • Be a creative leader and champion the design vision of the game, working closely with other discipline leaders to define work, goals, content deliverables, and execute 
  • Work with all departments on the scheduling and integration of game features 
  • Define the best design methods for the project, the design team, and for cross-discipline collaboration 
  • Communicate quality and content expectations to the design team on a regular basis so that the systems take constraints into account to create the optimum user experience for target players 
  • Translate and challenge conceptual design to turn concepts into functional gameplay experiences, including task definitions and breakdowns 
  • Collaborate cross-discipline to bring gameplay experiences to life while defining and prioritizing feature expectations and following up with iterative review feedback 
  • Own the quality of the product at each production phase, as well as help shape best practices for implementation of gameplay experiences and systems through regular reviews, postmortems, and roundtable feedback 
  • Review and provide feedback on all disciplines' work to ensure it is aligned with the goals and creative vision 
  • Inspire, mentor, and lead the other Senior developers to grow their skills and talents 
Who are you? 

  • 7+ years of leadership experience in the video game industry (or other relevant experience) and have shipped AAA game product(s) in the last 3 years 
  • Ability to think holistically and remain mindful of the overall experience when drilling into micro details 
  • Proven ability to thrive and lead under pressure 
  • Exceptional ability to communicate well with others via writing, remote meetings, or in person, taking the time to articulate your ideas and listen to other perspectives 
  • Proven record of collaborating well with others on the team and across the organization 
  • Ability to take a constructive view and remain objective while deconstructing blockages or untangling collaborative concerns 
  • Solid experience working with Production and stakeholders to manage timely deliverables, assess future risks, maintain a healthy backlog, and support quality testing / validation efforts 
  • Earnestly strive to improve & hone your craft as well as mentor less experienced implementers to become better contributors 

What we offer:

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play.
To them, they are always doing both.

Blinkmoon is entirely remote. You no longer need to fit work into your life.  Wherever you want to be, you can bring your work with you.  Spending time in the comfort of your home with your loved ones, or travelling to cities and locations you've always wanted to experience, you can have Blinkmoon there with you. Blinkmoon has a commitment to work/life balance, an open paid time off policy, and flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children as well as RRSP contribution matching.  We have a flexible time off policy to provide what works for you for vacation and your well-being.

As a startup, you're joining Blinkmoon at a very exciting time. Contributing from the foundation of Blinkmoon, YOU are a crucial part of the future of our company. Your voice and your creations will become fundamental in our culture and our brand. Blinkmoon is yours to create. 

Blinkmoon Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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