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Lead Game Designer

Chess.com

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a passionate remote team revolutionizing the chess experience for millions worldwide

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100% Remote- Worldwide

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Join a cutting-edge tech and gaming company that's redefining the traditional game of chess for its global community of over 165 million players. With a mission-driven culture that celebrates life and operates with a flat, non-corporate structure, we are a team of 750+ individuals across 60+ countries dedicated to delivering the best in product, content, and tools for chess enthusiasts.

  • Utilize your creativity to design new game meta that enhances user engagement and satisfaction within the chess realm.
  • Develop and refine game mechanics like player progression and economies, ensuring sustainable and enjoyable system designs.
  • Translate your designs into reality by collaborating with a diverse team of artists, engineers, and other specialists.
  • Iterate on game features based on player feedback, using analytics to refine the user experience.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends to ensure modern and innovative system designs, all while honoring the timeless essence of chess.
  • A minimum of 5 years in game design with a reputable gaming studio.
  • At least 2 years of experience with a top 100 mobile game.
  • A deep understanding of game design theory and principles.
  • Proven track record in creating and optimizing game design systems.
  • Experience with apps that have 10M+ active users is highly advantageous.
  • A profound love for chess and a commitment to lifelong learning.

This full-time opportunity is fully remote, allowing you to work from anywhere in the world. Discover more about our innovative team and your future role at Chess.com Team and About Chess.com. We're excited to see what you'll bring to our dynamic team!

About Us

Chess is the undisputed king of games enjoyed by hundreds of millions of people around the world. It hasn’t changed much in more than 1000 years. That is the magic of it. And yet, modern gaming has evolved a lot, and there are great elements of the broader gaming ecosystem that have yet to be applied to chess! 

We are a team of 750+ fully remote people in 60+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 165M+ chess players on our platform with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You love the meta! You dream of how to engage, inspire, and motivate players to be their best. Your job is to preserve the greatness of chess while bolstering the experience with the fun elements that help motivate and engage players: leveling, progress systems, goals, achievements, etc.

What You’ll Do

  • Design new meta around the game of chess to improve user delight and engagement
  • Create, test, measure, and tune mechanics such as player progression and game economies
  • Break gameplay design down into sustainable systems and articulate and document them
  • Understand and work within system constraints to deliver engaging experience loops
  • Work with artists, engineers, animators and audio experts to bring designs to life
  • Constantly iterate on mechanics and systems based on user feedback and analytics
  • Stay current on industry trends as it relates to modern system’s design
  • Preserve and honor everything that makes chess awesome

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of game design experience at a gaming studio / company
  • 2+ years experience working on a top 100 mobile game

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of game design theory and principles
  • Proven experience creating, implementing, and improving game design systems
  • Experience building apps with 10M+ active users
  • Deep love and respect for chess
  • Lifelong learner

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full-time position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)
  • This is open to applicants from anywhere!

You can learn more about us here:

https://www.chess.com/blog/erik/how-chess-com-s-100-person-virtual-team-works-together
https://www.chess.com/about

We look forward to meeting you!

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