Klang is a game studio exploring the future of humanity through various forms of media. We aim to present deep, meaningful subjects in a way that's captivating, easy-to-digest and entertaining for all ages. 

At the heart of Klang is Seed, a large-scale, persistent virtual world that we believe will redefine the MMO landscape and have a positive impact on our species.

We aspire to bring people together through engaging media experiences and by building strong communities.

It's a super exciting project, but in order for us to achieve a goal like this we are going to need a lot of help! From people just like you. 

We’re in search of a Design Director (f/m/d) who can play a pivotal role in creating, what we believe, will be the first MMO of its kind.

 

So who would you be working with?

 

As the Design Director at Klang, you would take the leadership of our Design team,  reporting directly to our Game Director. 

 

You would be responsible for the creative and technical oversight of the work done by the Design team, leading and driving the holistic view of the entire design. As a Design Director, you will provide expert support, guidance, and direction to Designers and work in close collaboration with other disciplines to ensure development of SEED. If you want to work on an ambitious and ground-breaking project, and want to see a massive and colorful simulation come to life, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

 

So, what would you be doing?

  • As one of SEED’s visionary ambassadors, you will define the design direction and drive meaningful discussions around the game vision and evangelize it within the team, defining plans, risks and exploring opportunities
  • Communicate with designers, developers and producers to create, maintain and communicate a strong vision across the company
  • Support the team through implementation to ensure that the SEED’s vision is reflected in all stages of design and implementation of game mechanics, systems, controls, narrative, and the player experience.
  • Set standards for the highest quality execution of SEED’s gameplay mechanics and game systems.
  • Review OKRs and the evolution and implementation of our user research data to ensure an iterative design process based on our player communities.

 

You could be the person we are searching for if you have…

  • 3-5 years experience as a Lead Game Designer on at least one AAA project, and participated in the process from Pre-Production to Launch.
  • Proven experience in a creative leadership role within the gaming industry.
  • Broad knowledge and high expertise in creating/designing systems that create emergent gameplay.
  • Familiar with the processes and development of MMOs.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and conflict management skills.

 

Bonus points for…

  • Ability to take the high strategic view as well as dive deep and execute great game design.
  • Passion for gaming, preferably multiplayer, management, sandbox and simulation games.
  • Proficiency in Scrum/Agile methodologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in defining and implementing OKRs to drive team and project success.
  • Experience in building and leading high-performing creative teams, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, adapting to industry trends and technological advancements.
  • Experience working in an international setting, demonstrating an appreciation for and sensitivity to cultural nuances.

 

Our benefits…

Klang HQ (Berlin)

An opportunity to work on a groundbreaking project with a lot of room for professional and personal developmentCompetitive salary and 27 days of paid vacationMonthly public transport travel ticket or co-contribution to e-bike/e-moped

  • Monthly company co-contributions to private pensions
  • Reimbursement for physical health activities
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health support, legal advice as well as support finding doctor’s appointments
  • Mental health support
  • Flexible office hours (with core hours)
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • A dog-friendly office, adjustable standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and mobile aircon units for hot summers
  • Healthy snacks and drinks in the office
  • Virtual Stock Options (VSOP)

If you don’t feel that you quite meet all the requirements above, but the position still excites you and you think you would love to work for Klang, reach out! We still want to hear from you.

At Klang, we create products that inspire people to deepen their understanding of the emergent nature of society and collectively envision a better future.

At the heart of Klang is SEED an accessible, persistent world in which players share a history and shape a future. We provide an environment for a broad audience to belong and develop relationships in a society simulation inspired by life itself.

We explicitly encourage applications from applicants from groups underrepresented in games/tech spaces. We value all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life.

 

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