Free2Play Game Engineer

Raleigh, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #62432 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client is seeking a Free2Play Engineer to join them onsite or remote. The Game Designer will be responsible for designing the core elements of new and existing games, which are then communicated to the development team for art asset and gameplay code creation.


  • Devises innovative, fun, and engaging gameplay mechanics within a defined budget and timescale
  • Adheres to the creative vision of his or her assigned products; effectively enacting designs to enhance that product's vision
  • Incorporates the project lead's strategic intentions for the product and work towards achieving them
  • Facilitates communication for feature and system development between Design, Engineering, Art and QA
  • Documents designs in an efficient and effective manner that clearly communicates design intent.
  • Crafts user stories with clear and concise acceptance criteria to aid in the tasking of other departments
  • Understand player needs and ensure that feature development will contribute to player satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Monitor, analyze, and respond to gameplay data and user feedback for designs throughout their entire lifecycle (from development to testing to live-ops).
  • Balance in-game economies to optimize player engagement and increase retention
  • Consistently validate the coherence and quality of the game(s)


  • Bachelor's degree in game design preferred

  • 3+ years of game design in a creative role

  • At least 1 shipped title preferred

  • Solid understanding of Free2Play mechanics, user interfaces, user experiences, general game development, and working in a live product environment

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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