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Game Systems Designer (f/m/d)

Full-Time | Berlin, Germany

We are Kolibri Games - a mobile games developer from Berlin. We believe that with the best people, we can make games that players will enjoy for years to come.

Our games have defined the idle genre, and bring enjoyment to hundreds of millions of players all around the world. This is possible due to the talented people who make us who we are. ‘Kolibris’, as we call ourselves, are on a mission to continue making great games and we're looking for new talent to join our team. We strive to offer you a fair recruitment process and a great candidate experience, as well as a friendly environment to work in, with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Game Systems Designer (f/m/d)

We are looking for a Game Systems Designer to work on our hit game ‘Idle Miner Tycoon’. You will be part of the “IMT Team” working on balancing, economy management, new feature, and content creation for a game with over 220 million downloads. Identify future features for the game in an agile and fast-paced environment by developing a deep comprehension of our player’s needs and motivations using data, information from the players, and your own F2P knowledge. 

Responsibilities

  • Design flexible economy systems and features (progression & reward structures, currencies, sinks & sources, etc.) aligned with the creative, game, and monetization managers.  
  • Work closely with the monetization team to come up with pricing strategies for items, and events.
  • Create game economy simulations and evaluate their performance & their impact on player experience.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate your designs.
  • Balance and adapt your work based on technical and production constraints, playtest results, and comments from cross-functional teams.
  • Write and maintain design documentation that will serve as a reference to guide interdependent teams.
  • Provide your input on in-game content and pricing, and come up with suggestions to refine designs.  
  • Assess the impacts of adding, removing, or updating content on player engagement.

Required skills

  • An undergraduate degree in Game Design, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or equivalent 
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in design, economics, or related experience (live/online game development is a huge plus)
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to translate analytical findings into actionable recommendations  
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Player-centric mindset and a sense for great user experience
  • Strong comprehension of games from a player and a business perspective

Desirable skills

  • Experience in game design for F2P mobile games
  • Successfully released one or more mobile game titles
  • Knowledge of game engines (e.g. Unity3D, scripting) is an advantage

What We Offer

Food and Drinks

Food and Drinks

Fresh fruit to keep you healthy and fresh coffee to keep you alert

Flexible Working Hours & Home Office

Flexible Working Hours & Home Office

We have one team day a week at the office, the other 4 days you choose where you work from

Health & Fitness Bonus

Health & Fitness Bonus

We provide a monthly fitness bonus. Enjoy your time outside the office by picking the activity that suits you

Company Holidays

Company Holidays

Every year we go on an amazing company holiday to relax and bond as a team

Relocation

Relocation

Moving to another country can be stressful. Our HR team will guide and support you, making sure that you (and your family) make your way to Berlin as smoothly as possible

Training Budget

Training Budget

Get a yearly learning budget to spend on any form of learning that will help you develop your skills and grow in your role

Friday Celebrations

Friday Celebrations

Company-provided dinner and drinks on Friday afternoons

Parties and Team Events

Parties and Team Events

Apart from our regular parties, BBQ's and movie nights we also have a team event budget you can use to buy games or sports equipment to make working here even more fun

Kolibri Games is an equal opportunity employer. We come from 40 different countries and many different backgrounds. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, physical appearance or disability.

We are an international studio, so don’t forget to send in your application in English. Although it is not mandatory, we always appreciate a cover letter stating your motivation to join us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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