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Creative Director Gaming Studio

Location: 

Reno, NV, US, 89521

Requisition ID:  8054

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. 

 

IGT is committed to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. All newly hired employees at IGT must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work unless they are approved for medical or religious accommodation.

Overview

Do you have a compelling vision for creating award winning games in the gaming industry? IGT is looking for a Creative Director who can inspire teams to create ‘Core’ game titles across MLP, Video, Stepper product lines. This senior leadership position directly leads Game Design and Game Math talent and is a key contributor on the Core Studio leadership team. Working with colleagues across the studio and collaborating with IGT’s Product Management Team, the Creative Director will ensure that IGT maintains its market position as the global leader in gaming by creating a world class entertainment and gaming experience for IGT’s players.
 

Responsibilities

Creative Execution & Strategy
* Coordinates with the VP, Game Studio to translate the Product Roadmap into an executable plan that clearly defines game development priorities and creative resource requirements
* Brings the product (studio roadmap) vision to life by collaborating with creative, business, engineering, art, and design teams to ensure games are delivered to product and project specifications.
* Conceptualizes, defines, and manages the development of new product features aimed at creating an exceptional player experience as measured by market testing (test bank results, player focus groups, etc.)
* Acts as the studio’s business owner for creative design by ensuring go-to-market product readiness and the achievement of business and financial performance objectives while working within budgetary/technical constraints
* Is an SME on industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the studio based on market evaluation and on-going research.


People Leadership
Integrates Design and Math team into a high-performing team that effectively communicates and collaborates throughout the game development life-cycle. Gathers and provides effective and constructive feedback to the creative staff, providing suggestions and solutions for product improvement where applicable
* Provides mentorship and direction to Producers, Designers and creative talent providing regular feedback that helps them move forward along their IGT career path
* Encourages curiosity and challenges staff to continually develop their creative skills and the overall skill level of the department
* Conducts regular performance reviews and creates career development plans for personnel
* Attracts, retains and motivates a high-performing creative team through creation and maintenance of a collaborative and supportive development culture. 
* Projects a positive collaborative attitude

Qualifications

* Brings a solid and relevant portfolio of 10+ years that includes unique, successful and relevant projects
* Demonstrated experience via multiple shipped titles in a lead role with oversight of a design group or creative discipline
* Demonstrated ability to communicate product vision and align creative vision with both internal partners and an intended market
* Experience collaborating with teams of strategists, creatives, designers, producers, account managers and content developers.
* Experience delivering inspirational and motivating leadership to teams working in a fast-paced environment while simultaneously coordinating multiple projects and resources.
 

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

 

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, 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 sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


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