Experienced Designer

Dinosaur Polo ClubApply for this Job
Posted
February 25, 2021
Full Time
Wellington, NZ
Remote
NZ $70k+

Dinosaur Polo Club is growing yet again! We’ve released Mini Metro and Mini Motorways to great success, we have another exciting title on the way and now we’re on the lookout for an experienced designer to join our team.

We’re looking for someone with several years of experience as a professional game designer! You’ll need to have enough skills to be comfortable jumping into an established project that’s been live for a number of years. The work is highly collaborative, meaning that you’ll be working closely with the rest of the design team and our other departments, frequently performing design reviews and providing feedback.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation of new features, maps, game modes, and other in-game content.
  • Create and maintain design documentation, including feature specification and implementation guidelines.
  • Liaise with the art and programming departments to ensure robust understanding of implementation details.
  • Work with the community management department to facilitate internal and external playtesting, including collating and analysing feedback and data.
  • Regularly take part in design reviews, both offering and responding to feedback from your peers.
  • Be a part of both a department and studio team, actively seeking to develop a method of communicating that is understandable to those outside of your immediate department.

Due to Covid-19 travel and immigration restrictions, applicants must currently be living in New Zealand. We are able to assist with work visas.

About us:

We value diversity and believe our team should be as varied and wonderful as the people who play our games. Our team is diverse in sexual orientation, nationality and gender, with nearly half of our staff identifying as women.

We believe that differences such as disabilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity and any other aspects of various cultures and identities are important perspectives that contribute to a well-rounded and engaging work environment. We know we’re creating better games when we have varied perspectives and experiences contributing to them. Women, LGBTQ+ community, Māori and Pasifika  – we want to hear from you!

If there is anything we can do to allow for easier participation in the interview process, please let us know at careers@dinopoloclub.com.

What we can offer you:

  • A lovely bunch of skilled and enthusiastic developers for you to make games with
  • Compelling projects to work on, from our award-winning games Mini Metro and Mini Motorways to not-yet announced projects
  • Generous training allowance for things such as conferences, online courses and self-directed learning
  • Dedicated ideation and training days
  • Healthy snacks, yummy treats and close proximity to some of Wellington’s best eateries! Plus an impressive array of locally made tea and coffee
  • Team activities such as a quarterly pot-luck lunch, movie nights at the studio and more
  • Monthly workplace massages
  • Quarterly personal discretionary wellness allowance
  • Friday afternoon socials
  • Fortnightly one-on-ones with team leads
  • Flexible workplace with core hours and optional work-from-home days
  • A workspace on Cuba Street in the coolest little capital in the world!

Remuneration and next steps:

If this opportunity sounds up your alley, great! Email us at careers@dinopoloclub.com with your CV and a cover letter, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Annual remuneration will depend on your seniority and experience, starting at NZ$70k.
  • Annual training budget of NZ$7k. This was designed to cover NZGDC in New Zealand, GCAP in Melbourne and GDC in San Francisco, but can be tailored to online or self-directed learning.
  • Annual contribution of NZ$1k towards your health and wellbeing.
  • Quarterly bonuses based on studio performance.
  • The position is full-time and on-site in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand. We have a relocation budget for remote applicants.

Closing date:

Application will remain open until we find the right candidate!

About Mini Motorways

Mini Motorways is a game about drawing the roads that drive a growing city. Build a road network, one road at a time, to create a bustling metropolis. Redesign your city to keep the traffic flowing, and carefully manage upgrades to meet the changing demands. How long can you keep the cities of the world moving?

About Mini Metro

Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and start your trains running. As new stations open, redraw your lines to keep them efficient. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

Apply for this Job
related jobs
Thank you for joining the Work With Indies newsletter! The next issue will arrive on Sunday.
Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again.