Senior Game Designer

Are you passionate about making great games and delivering unforgettable player experiences? Then this might just be the job for you!  Starbreeze is now looking for a Senior Game Designer to join our team in Stockholm, Sweden.

As a leader within the Game Design group, you will work closely with technical and creative leadership to design, develop, maintain and balance engaging game features within the Payday franchise. You will be involved at every stage of the process, from early inception through to implementation. This is truly a once in a career opportunity!

Job Tasks:

  • Serve as a collaborative leader within cross-disciplinary teams. 
  • Work together with your directors and lead to formulate and carry through the game vision and desired player experience.
  • Design, implement, iterate, balance, and tune game mechanics and systems.
  • Work closely with the rest of the game design team to ensure a cohesive player experience.
  • Work closely with other departments to produce game design documentation and validate experiences through prototyping, playtesting, and iteration.

Must Have:

  • At least 5+ years of game design experience within the games industry.
  • At least 2+ years of experience working in AAA games. 
  • Passionate about the player experience and committed to a cross-disciplinary and playtest-driven development environment.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a commitment to ensuring a constructive and collaborative work environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Good to Have:

  • Multiplayer shooter combat and game design experience.
  • Experience in game design for networked multiplayer games, such as player progression, balancing, social systems, economies, or customization/in-game editors.
  • Experience prototyping in Unreal or similar 3D Engines.
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g. C++, C#, Lua, etc.).

Still reading? Good...because here’s the good part of this job ad:We offer you a position at a company where we value empowerment, agility and ownership.  While we evolve we want you to grow with us and to develop as a professional.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and portfolio and look forward to meeting you. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and cover letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and cover letter to be considered.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!



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What makes it Starbreeze?

  • Progress through commitment and collaboration

    At Starbreeze we believe in enabling and supporting our colleagues to be successful.

  • Alignment around the product

    Game development is the heartbeat and we are continuously evolving how all teams and members can be an efficient part.

  • We are in it for the long run.....

    At Starbreeze we value everyone´s engagement and with quality in mind, we rely on everyone´s input in planning and to define the ports of our games.

Culture... or is it a lifestyle?

Do you recognise yourself in the following description? If so you could be one of us!

Team Oriented – we value trust and openness; clear communication and the team result trumps the
individuals performance.

Ownership – we are committed to
delivering excellence, including holding ourselves and others accountable. We
get sh*t done.

Solution Minded – we always present solutions, based on analysis of identified problems.

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