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Game Designer

Location: 

Manchester, MAN, GB, m171hh

Requisition ID:  5281

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.

Role Overview


An exciting opportunity exists to join an award-winning team developing Casino gaming products for the UK and overseas markets.  Based out of Media City, Manchester, you will be playing a key role in developing exciting PC based video games to add to our expanding gaming portfolio. The Manchester development studio is looking for a motivated Game Designer or a talented individual with the aspirations/ability to learn game design and join a collaborative, stimulating, creative, vibrant and friendly working environment.
 

Responsibilities


•    Design game play, focusing on improving the player experience and compliance with gambling regulations
•    Work closely with project managers, content managers, game producers, artists and software engineers on multiple projects in tandem to produce on-time delivery of high-quality casino games 
•    Provide clear game design and clarify requirements with key stakeholders 
•    Participate in game reviews providing feedback, suggestions and potential improvements
•    Facilitate the flow of design requirements among team members on assigned projects
•    Create and maintain high-quality documentation throughout the project life cycle, including concept, storyboard and game summary documentation
•    Provide documentation product insight to the IGT marketing team
•    Be commercially aware and evaluate impact of design requirements and changes
•    Work collaboratively with the Manchester Studio team to design and create the optimal game play profile to ensure player appeal and an excellent customer facing product
 

Qualifications


•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Games, Computer Science or similar
•    Commercial experience in computer gaming
•    High level MS Excel and MS office skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving abilities 
•    Understanding and experience of statistics and probability calculation

 

Advantageous:


•    Strong enthusiasm for games in general and gambling games in particular
•    Previous experience with gambling product

Expected Role Behaviour


•    Drive results to achieve high-quality work results regardless of work complexity
•    Build collaborative relationships
•    Decision making to identify and understand complex issues and implement appropriate solutions
•    Personal energy to proactively address situations and adopt a positive approach
•    Resilience in a challenging and dynamic environment
•    Self-leadership to continuously learn and develop yourself
•    An ability to demonstrate creative flair and foster innovation
•    Critical thinker and problem-solving skills


Company Benefits:

 

•    Challenging projects using cutting-edge technologies
•    Continuous professional growth
•    Flexible Working Schedule
•    Excellent working conditions and Class-A office
•    Budget for learning, sport and other perks
•    Pension 
•    Life insurance x 3 
•    Travel Insurance
•    Private medical 
•    Private dental
•    25 days holiday

 

Life at IGT

 

-    12,000 employees
-    Freedom and autonomy to work how you want to
-    Many employees been here at IGT for 10, 15, 20+ years
-    Market Leader in field
-    US$6B revenue
-    Lots of opportunity for development
-    Very good working conditions 
-    Informal work environment
-    Global Footprint
-    Continuously work with leading-edge Technology
-    We are IGT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rclUl_sOS8 

 

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, and to creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, covered veteran status, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, federal laws or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.


IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming.  For more information, please visit www.igt.com.