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Posted: 2/10/2023

Job Title: Principal Game Designer
Location: Remote, work from home in the US or UK only
Position Type: Full-time (40 hours)

What’s the Job?

Uplift Games is the studio behind Adopt Me, the premiere pet adoption game on Roblox (33B+ sessions, 1.92 million record CCU). We’re looking for a talented and driven Principal Game Designer to join our studio. As our inaugural full-time designer, you will work directly with our two co-founders to gain context and transition over ownership of Game Design as a broad discipline. As the design team grows and specializes, your role will evolve into a mentorship role, helping build and nurture the team.

This is an opportunity to create an outsized impact on many millions of players while operating in a small studio where every person plays a major role. It’s important that you take pride in your work, love to learn new things, and are naturally driven to deliver the best-in-class experiences.

It is essential that you value diversity and want to work alongside talented people from marginalized groups. We are explicitly a trans, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC / BAME, and disability-positive team, and you will be an active supporter of all team members.

This is a remote position open to candidates who are based in the US or UK and can demonstrate eligibility to work in those countries.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop design specifications for innovative features and creative content releases. Iterate and follow through from ideation to launch.
  • Manage our product roadmap, prioritizing our backlog to maximize community impact.
  • Work directly with our cofounders to gain an expert-level understanding of player motivations that are unique to the Roblox platform, and what nuances in design make or break a viral Roblox game.
  • Listen to users, understand their pain points, and design solutions.
  • Communicate well with cross-functional peers, creating a shared understanding and collaborative working relationships.
  • Solve challenging UX problems through thoughtful design (including using wireframes and userflows).
  • Make data informed design decisions in collaboration with our Data Analytics team.

Your Background

These are the things candidates really should have but can make up for in other areas. If you’re missing one or two, consider applying anyway, especially if you belong to a marginalized group.

  • 7+ years of experience designing live operations games, ideally mobile F2P games and/or social or MMORPG games.
  • Strong written and verbal communication with peers from all disciplines & levels of seniority.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. You are proactive and driven, thriving in an asynchronous remote environment and dealing with ambiguity well.
  • Excellent understanding of modern game mechanics, metagame systems, emergent social player behavior, and game economies.
  • Proficient at both creative ideation and data-driven numerical problem solving / critical thinking.
  • A natural curiosity and open mindedness for learning new things.
  • Great intuition for what feels good in games and how to improve game feel.

Bonus Points

These are things that can improve your candidacy, but none of these are necessary to apply.

  • Understanding of the Roblox community and Roblox player motivations.
    • Experience as a manager or mentor that may be helpful as the team expands.

Request Supplementary Documents

  • A copy of your CV / Resume
  • A brief overview (cover letter) of why you want to work at Uplift Games

What’s the Compensation?

For this role, the salary will be competitive and negotiable based on your experience and location. Our compensation package is intended to be competitive with your local market and is negotiable.

We have a competitive benefits package. Find out more on our Why Work Here page.

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