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Game Design Director – AAA console games


Skillsearch Limited

Salary on application

Shanghai, China





Not specified

Permanent | Full Time


Game Design Director in Shanghai

Looking for a new Game Design opportunity at a leading games studio? We’re looking for a Game Design Director to join this one in Shanghai!

As a Game Design Director at this studio, you will be responsible for leading the creative direction for games in production, as well as looking after several other duties such as being a supportive leader for the team and inspiring junior members of the team.

This AAA studio develop PC and mobile games, alongside working in several other areas of tech such as online communications and have the benefit of backing from a major player in the industry. As a part of the team here, you will gain comprehensive relocation support to get you settled into your new home in Shanghai!

Game Design Director key responsibilities:

Lead the creative direction for game design from concept to detailed designs

Lead and manage the game design team to ensure deliverables are on time and of a high standard

Oversee the implementation of levels, dialogs and item data in games

Essential requirements for this role in Shanghai:

Highly experienced in game design

Experience working on multiple released AAA games in a leadership role

Experience of designing core game systems from scratch and detailed technical designs

Able to collaborate with people from other disciplines

Able to mentor more junior members of the design team, as well as interns

Tags: Design Director, Game Director, AAA, Console, PC, Head Of Design, Lead Designer, Game Design, China, Shanghai

A little bit about the city: Shanghai

The largest city proper in the entire world and a global financial centre, Shanghai is popular one for people all over the world to relocate to. It’s a city full of oxymorons – modern with an ancient feel, exotic but not alien, is this what makes it such an attractive city to outsiders? It’s easy for expatriates to sustain a western style of life in Shanghai thanks to the abundance of international restaurants, schools, diversity of entertainment and sports, as well as the fact that English is widely spoken here, more than in any other Chinese city. Expats often state that they can make ends meet more easily in China than back home, thanks to the low cost of living – this is likely another important factor in why life in Shanghai is so attractive for expatriates.

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