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Systems Designer

Lionheart Games

Design Games

You will author new progression systems that ensure our players will have fun and entertaining goals to work toward across all player-types.

Dive into Data

Applying data, you’ll be our internal advocate for an analytical approach to balance others intuition and track events to improve game KPIs.

Experiment and Innovate

Similar to marketing, game design is constantly changing and finding new recipes that are incredibly fun. You will never stop A|B testing designs here.

Lionheart Games is looking for an experienced Systems Designer (past work on +100K DAU mobile game – or – advanced degree in data science required) with a strong desire to contribute to every design aspect, and who knows what it means to take responsibility and deliver great results. You have the skills and knowledge to follow and learn about our players, from marketing attribution to in-game events, and you can translate that into complete solutions backed by data and process. In addition, you will work with our team to design game systems that boost engagement and lead to positive KPIs.

Joining us means being part of a team with the passion and inherent drive to create innovative, high-performing games. We are intellectually curious and excited to apply the latest game development innovations to our projects. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial environment that embraces new and different ideas. Everyone at Lionheart Games is excited about creating the best anime games possible, and we empower one another to learn and grow from our collective experiences. All of this means more opportunities for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve statistical models to guide game measurement and optimizations, with a focus on non-gameplay systems (player progression, character and item collection, economy, etc.) and monetization

  • Bridge the gap from data and analysis to critical business decisions

  • Provide a data-driven point of view to balance our team intuition

  • Design and optimize progression and other game systems based on current best practices 

  • Team up with other developers to build and improve our games, focusing on your design implementation with an incredible attention to detail

  • Keep up to date with industry-related data developments and harness that knowledge for the benefit of our games and teams

Qualifications

  • Capable of translating data to insight and recommendations

  • You understand best practices related to mobile game systems, player progression, and marketing attribution

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; you can innovate and work independently to deliver results

  • Experience building dashboards and visualizations (Looker, Periscope, Tableau, etc.)

  • Experience with big data technologies and strong SQL skills

  • Great interpersonal skills; humility and respect when receiving comments from your team

  • Passion for mobile games and big data

  • IMPORTANTAll applicants must be willing to take and pass a hardcore design test. Even if you have 10+ years experience in professional game development, we need to see what you can accomplish on your own.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater (Masters/PhD strongly preferred) in quantitative discipline (Math, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, or Engineering)

  • 5+ years of applicable games industry experience in data science

  • Experience creating progression systems for mid-core or hardcore mobile games

  • Experience with or deep understanding of freemium economics (historical and current)

Apply

Our team at Lionheart Games enjoys best-in-class benefits and amenities, which include competitive compensation, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) with matching contributions, medical, dental, vision, and more. At the studio, we make sure your favorite snacks and beverages are stocked. We also offer free gym memberships, as well as a great creative environment located at Atlantic Station with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. To apply, please complete the entire form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Careers at Lionheart Games

With COVID-19, are you accepting applications for remote employment?

While everyone is encouraged to work remote during the pandemic, all positions require relocation to Atlanta, Georgia within 30 days of acceptance. Once you move here, you may continue to work from home or come into the studio — the decision will be up to you until we feel it’s safe to return.

I'm worried about joining a start-up. How can I know if it's right for me? What if you run out of funding?

Lionheart Games is well-capitalized, and our CEO maintains a strong relationship with our investor. But, of course, there are no guarantees our studio will continue forever — which is true for most businesses (even very successful, large studios have layoffs). You shouldn’t worry about funding, but instead focus on what it means to be an entrepreneur with us.

Game development is challenging, and you will work a lot. If that doesn’t bother you and you’re passionate about making games with people who love them, watching anime in theaters, discussing anime in great detail, collecting waifus/husbandos in gacha games, and giving your very best even if that means less time for other things, then we might be a fit for you. If you aren’t bothered by ambiguity, are self-improving, love to learn on your own, and want to be the best professional you can be, then we might be a fit for you. These are questions to focus on, and to be honest with yourself about. Our studio is not for everyone, but for the people here it’s pretty great.

 

I don't see any open positions for internships or co-ops, do you accept applications for those?

Yes — but on a per project and as needed basis. If you are local to Georgia, we do our best to post these opportunities on your school’s job board. However, feel free to contact us directly with your credentials and cover letter even if you don’t see a posting. We don’t accept interns or co-ops from outside Georgia.

Do you offer relocation assistance?

Yes, we provide reimbursement for qualified relocation expenses up to a specified cap in your offer letter.

I heard Lionheart Games is "flat," what does that mean?

That’s correct; we don’t use formal job titles (except for certain outward facing roles) and there are no managers. When you are surrounded by people with substantial knowledge, skills, and experience in their disciplines, it’s better to trust them and move out of the way than to manage them. Of course, this leads to greater responsibility and risk in the hands of individuals, but we enjoy this model and feel it works well to remove traditional barriers that sometimes stifle creativity and greatness.

How long will it take for me to hear from you?

Due to volume, we do not respond to all applications. If you are selected for an interview, you will typically hear back from us within 1-2 weeks. However, on some occasions, we may keep your application on file and reach out much later than that when there is an open position that matches your qualifications.

If you apply and do not hear from us, don’t be discouraged and feel free to re-apply in 6-12 months when you have built up more experience in the relevant field.