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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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Regeringsgatan 59
111 56 Stockholm Directions

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. 

Where work meets play.

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

  • Flexible working hours

  • A fun and positive working environment

  • Creative off-sites and events

  • 5,000 SEK annual health allowance

  • Office snacks and gaming area

  • Monday breakfast and Friday fika

  • Generous insurance, parental leave, and pension

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

  • 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


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