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Company Name:
Playtika Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Casino, Linux / UNIX, Windows Mobile
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Sr. Game Designer

What we are looking for:

Buffalo Studios is seeking an awesome Sr. Game Designer to work in our world-class team.  This role will contribute to the creation of an environment and culture which will help us develop the next generation of social games in our Santa Monica, CA offices.


  • Work closely with the Game Design team and Product Directors to develop games and features that fulfill our creative aspirations as well as our business goals
  • Understand our audience and create amazing experiences that will delight them
  • Manage artists and prototypers in building mocks, demos and prototypes to express your design ideas
  • Create and maintain detailed designs for all phases of development from initial concept to greenlight to production-ready specs
  • Present your ideas enthusiastically and effectively
  • Work within an established franchise with a devoted player base, while creating features that are new and fresh
  • Create new game ideas for social casino style games on mobile and Facebook
  • Work collaboratively with the production team using agile development methodology
  • Contribute to a positive team dynamic, balancing outstanding creative skills with practical flexibility
  • Maintain a positive outlook


Required Skills:

  • At least 3 years of prior work experience designing successful social and/or mobile games
  • A strong background in designing for free to play games
  • Experience and understanding of casual game design
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the competitive market, especially social casino games
  • Ability to fully document features including game systems, game mechanics, economy, UI, characters and story
  • Ability to present concepts and receive feedback
  • Willing to take creative risks
  • Great sense of humor


Additional beneficial skills:

  • Knowledge of art pipeline and agile production processes
  • Likes playing bingo
  • Familiarity with designing for a specific demographic
  • Previous experience working with JIRA is a plus


Employment is contingent upon passing a drug screening and background check.

Buffalo Studios is an equal opportunity employer