Design | Vancouver

Senior Game Designer

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Hothead Games is looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our team and help us create the world’s best mobile FPS! The perfect candidate for the position is a dedicated, self-starting, and energetic person who is passionate about mobile games and thrives working in a creative and fun environment.

Hothead Games is 200 people that make free-to-play mobile games.  We are one of the world’s top publishers in the first person shooter and sports genres.  We have offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia.  We move fast, we do amazing work and we have a lot of fun doing it.


  • Work with the Lead Game Designer to develop and shape game systems and mechanics, and get buy-in from the team.
  • Write high quality game design documents that contain strong compulsion loops and clearly communicate concepts and requirements to the team.
  • Design and create visual graphic mockups and wire-framed screens for in-game menus and HUD elements for optimal user experience
  • Design and create wire-framed screen flows that are optimized for engagement and monetization.
  • Own significant areas of the game design and collaborate with artists and programmers to guide the look implementation of features.
  • Design and interpret in-game analytics and design and measure the impact of features to address key metrics
  • Conduct speedy research and analysis for relevant competing products.


  • Submit your resume referring examples of previous work.
  • 5+ years of game design experience, 3+ years of mobile or social game design experience.
  • Shipped multiple mobile or social games.
  • Understand the impact of social features such player guilds and chat systems.
  • Strong understanding of free-to-play business models for mobile games.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Technical understanding of the game development process
  • Committed to making the world’s best mobile FPS!
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

Bonus points:

  • Shipped multiple mobile or social games.
  • Experience with wire frame / UI prototyping tools
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator or other art tools to help visually communicate design intent.
  • Understand the impact of social features such player guilds and chat systems
  • Familiarity with key analytics tools such as SWRVE and Tableau
  • Experience using one or more scripting languages