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Senior Game Director

Playground Labs is looking for a passionate and experienced Game Director who will lead development teams to translate product vision into high-quality and top grossing games. This is a key role that involves a high level of interaction with project team members across all disciplines, external clients and partners. The Game Director is the vision owner and directly responsible for all aspects of achieving the value for our clients and players everywhere. Right out of the gate you’ll be making an impact on one of our to-be-released game titles with AAA publishers. This position will work closely with all departments within Playground Labs to understand and deliver strategic goals and product initiatives.


Key Activities

• Manage product tracks to success by ensuring the clients vision and customer value are delivered at the highest level of quality

• Work closely with the external client and all Playground Labs departments to define market and product opportunities

• Work closely with the internal team for the entire product lifecycle, from initial development through post-launch Live Operations

• Lead and work collaboratively with Art, Design, Development and QA to create, implement and iterate high quality features and content for your product

• Oversee the LiveOps and game service strategy for each product; collaborate with business intelligence (BI) to determine and analyze key success metrics, and rigorously test and optimize for them to achieve revenue goals

• Work with Publishers and other external development partners to align on product roadmap, provide visibility and insight into product performance

• Work with Playground Lab leads to identify and resolve all roadblocks that may prevent the team from delivering the product on time, at quality and on budget;

• Build blockchain games via understanding of best in breed analytics, creative, product, talent and organizational structure

• Attract, develop, inspire and lead high performing teams, creating a culture that motivates and retains talent required for product success


Desired Skills and Experience

• A minimum of 6+ years’ experience in game production

• Experience effectively leading development teams (domestic, global, local, external, outsourced)

• Strong analytic skills and experience with metrics driven decision-making

• Experience with blockchain technologies in gaming and non-gaming contexts including fungible and non-fungible tokens on one or more of Etherium, Solana or other Layer 1 chains is a plus

• Experience tracking a complex project and providing support to clear blocking issues

• Technical familiarity with the aspects of F2P mobile content development, service-based client/server tech, and social/virtual economies

• Strong project and people management skills

• Able to work independently, creatively, and track multiple deadlines to success

• Solid understanding of Live Operations and Games as a Service (GAAS)

• Passion and considerable experience playing games

• Solid understanding of agile production methodologies including Scrum


Personal Traits

• Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

• Adaptability and ability to collaborate and lead a distributed team

• Enjoys an interactive and agile work environment and collaborates well with various work styles

• Creative and sharp business sense with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to manage products and teams successfully, while working effectively under deadlines and in complex business environments

• Demonstrates proactive decision making and ownership to drive team accountability

Job Type

Contract Base Flexible


Full-Stack Developers

Must have Skills

  • Game Development - 4 Years


  • Game Design - 4 Years


  • Game Testing - 4 Years


  • Game Programming - 4 Years


  • Cryptocurrency


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Fully Remote

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United States