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Design Director

We are currently looking for a Design Director to join our team. This person establishes and maintains the vision & standards for the design discipline within SSO. They are the primary point of accountability when it comes to ensuring SSO's design team is working optimally, with regards to personnel, skills, knowledge, process, and structure.

What you'll be doing in this role:
  • Establishing, communicating, and maintaining SSO's design vision, pillars, and standards
  • Collaborating with the other directors, product owners, and management, to ensure that appropriate design standards, processes, structure, and prioritization is in place
  • Managing SSO design as a discipline; ensuring that any skills or knowledge gaps are covered, and that design is provided with appropriate representation with regards to tools, pipeline, and similar improvements and prioritisation
  • Mentoring & develop designers in player-centric design thinking; game's industry & product development best practices; cross-functional collaboration; workflows, scoping, and personal effectiveness
  • Assessing & ensuring the improvement / maintenance of the game's core gameplay loops, directed content, gameplay features, game systems, progressions systems, and in-game economy & monetisation
Requirements for this role:
  • Strong empathy for our target audience & belief in our mission and values;
  • Established history of first-hand experience in a broad range of game design skills (systems design, interaction design, economy design, level design, quest design, core gameplay);
  • Leadership experience on design teams within a Live game environment;
  • Experience building processes, structure, and communication in support of cross-functional teams;
  • The ability to motivate, inspire, and challenge team members;
  • Clear understanding of a range of business models, across varying game genres;
  • Exceptional communication skills

 

About Star Stable:

Star Stable Online is a vast online multi-player adventure game designed to encourage girls to work together to solve problems and complete challenges as well as explore a large-scale, complex fantasy world from horseback. With more than 10 million registered users, Star Stable is one of the most popular online horse games in the world, and one of the few online gaming sites targeted specifically towards girls.

The company employs a great team, with more than 90 people from all over the world (and continuously growing), located in the center of Stockholm.

 

 





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Stockholm

Regeringsgatan 59
111 56 Stockholm Directions

Where work meets play

Here are just a few of the many benefits you'll enjoy at Star Stable:

Flexible working: 
Everyone has their life outside of the office. Whether you have kids, a cat, or maybe a horse?  Whatever it is that you tend to outside of the office, we offer flexible working so you can make it all work! 

Positive work environment:
We love to laugh, high five our successes, and help each other out.  We promise you a fun and positive working environment where you can fit right in.

Off-site events:
As much as we accomplish in the office, we know the importance of getting outside, too! That's why we frequently plan team outings to get out and explore the best that Stockholm has to offer us.

Health allowance:
Run for the hills! Heck, we'll even give you 5,000 SEK a year to get there.

Food:
Snacks on snacks on snacks. When hunger strikes, we've got you covered.

Fun, interactive workplace:
We have an entire section of the office dedicated to every gaming console imaginable, and it's all for you to enjoy!

Breakfast and fika:
It's a little easier to hop out of bed on Monday mornings when you know there's a nice breakfast waiting for you. To top that; we make Fridays so much sweeter just by adding some cake. These are regular occurrences here and ones that you're surely to love as much as we do!

Insurance/Pension:
Life comes at you quick, luckily we have a generous insurance package and pension so you can sleep at night knowing we've got your back.

Location:
Sweden is home to the second-highest concentration of video game studios per capita in the world, and we're at the center of it all!

Relocation assistance:
Relocation support-for our international hires, we team up with a great group of relocation specialists who can help bring you and your family to Sweden stress-free. 


 

Why join us?

 

Our mission is to empower and inspire, and we believe the best place to start is with a talented, diverse team. Star Stable currently employs 120+ people from all over the world and we're always looking for the best and brightest to join our team as we continue to grow.

 

We believe in a fun and balanced workplace, and that's why we offer special perks like flexible working hours, fun team events, and an office gaming area. 

 

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