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Lead (Core) Game Designer


Aardvark Swift


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Games and Level Design




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Lead (Core) Game Designer

Amsterdam, NL

Are you an exceptionally talented Lead Game Designer who likes the sound of joining a well-established and growing studio in the vibrant heart of cultural Amsterdam?

In your new Lead (Core) Game Designer position you will manage and oversee the design and development of key gameplay features and mechanics on a brand-new open-world title that's shaping up to be a massive future hit around the world.

You will be leading a dedicated and talented Core Game Design team that has designed and developed many of key gameplay features and mechanics that have formed the heart of a host of ground-breaking 1st & 3rd Person Action titles.


As the Lead Game Designer, your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Oversee the design and development of key gameplay features and mechanics;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality;
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, and present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase quality;
  • Collaborate with the data analytics and player research teams to further the understanding of the player experience and quality;
  • Manage, organize and mentor the Core Game Design team (5 reports).


I’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have shipped at least one Action/Open World game with critical acclaim;
  • You have at least 10 years’ experience in a Senior Design role and approximately 5 years’ experience in leading and mentoring a team;
  • You have a deep understanding of all the various aspects and phases of game development, from early concepts to post-launch support;

Bonus XP if you have experience working on an open-world console / PC game!

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