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Senior Game Designer / Team Manager (Slingshot Studio)

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
  • Espoo

We are looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our talented Slingshot Studio in Espoo, Finland.

Rovio’s Slingshot Studio is the place where wildly successful games such as Angry Birds and Angry Birds Friends are hatched. Our games have been downloaded billions of times, and are played by millions of highly engaged players worldwide. As we develop the next big Angry Birds game to take the world by storm, we seek to build and inspire talented teams to craft the best games for our players.

In addition to being a hands on Lead in one of our main projects, you will be managing a small team of designers in the Studio. For that, you will need some mixture of experience, aptitude and passion in four key areas:

You have vision. We need someone who is able to create and articulate game concepts, analyse and balance existing mechanics and ideate and iterate new features. You have a demonstrable, in-depth knowledge of casual and mid-core mobile F2P game mechanics. You are capable of both artfully stealing and smartly innovating, and know when to choose which approach.

You are curious. You absorb new knowledge every day, and relish new challenges as learning opportunities. You constantly review your mental models, seek new perspectives on your work, and are eager to test them on example cases.

You are to the point. Your verbal and written communications are crisp and clear. You know that the best work comes from transparency, collaboration and teamwork throughout the design process.

You want to coach and elevate your team. You get joy out of bringing out the best in people and seeing them grow and become even better. You frequently help co-workers focus on the right things, mentor others in design, and push products in order to avoid mistakes and find opportunities. We want someone who wants to develop and grow as a big part of a great, diverse team and help create a fantastic culture that makes amazing mobile F2P games.

You'll fit in our flock if you have:

  • Previous commercial success with mobile F2P games
  • Experience in creating and leading game concepts
  • Strong F2P game design as well as system design skills
  • Skills and passion to lead other designers
  • A genuine interest in F2P and mobile games, as well as the wider world of gaming
  • Proven ability to seek or demonstrate clear decision making
  • Excellent multitasking, organisational, communication, and team collaboration skills

We’d love you to have these feathers in your cap:

  • 5+ years commercial experience working on games for mobile platforms
  • Experience working on games in Unity
  • Open to feedback and eager to learn and apply new skills
  • Strong interest and belief in data-driven approach to support & validate intuition
  • Enjoy spreading and fostering the creation of knowledge
  • Open to feedback and eager to learn and apply new skills in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Collaborative and consensus driven approach
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We’re looking for team members who bring their own creative vision to everything they do. If that describes you, this is a great opportunity to work in a fun and creative environment with skilled coworkers, contribute to one of the most recognized brands in the world, and expose your work to a global audience.

Slingshot your application over now - we look forward to hearing from you!

Work with great people

Peter Urbanics
Game Designer
"It's great to work with a bunch of professional and extremely talented people"
Kalle Sylvänne
Controller, Consumer Products
"The company parties are a given, they're always a blast"
Simon Rozner
Senior Game Designer
"The best, when the team pulls in the same direction and we are one lean mean dev machine!"
Annica Strand
"It’s working in controlled chaos, it never gets boring, haha!"

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, animation, licensing and other businesses. A Finnish company, Rovio employs more than 400 professionals at offices in Espoo, Finland as well as North America, China, Sweden, and the UK. We are constantly working on new stuff, both within the Angry Birds universe and many, many miles outside of it.

Erison da Silva | Hiring Manager

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