Senior Creative Designer, External Games

    • Netflix, Inc.
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago

Overview

On Site
USD 90,000.00 per year
Full Time

Skills

Video games
Systems design
Game design
Mobile Web
A+
Game mechanics
Creativity
Innovation
Leadership
Streaming
Design
Art
Audio
IP
Mobile devices
Microsoft Excel
Switches
IMPACT
SAP BASIS
Military

Job Details

This is your chance to be at the forefront of Netflix's new offering of Video Games.

Netflix is revolutionizing entertainment. We connect people globally with movies and shows by delivering outstanding content and technological innovation through the world's leading streaming entertainment app, with more than 240 million memberships in over 190 countries.

Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and now they can enjoy an expanding collection of Netflix curated and produced Games.

At Netflix, we have an insatiable need to continually improve our product experience and the creative elements that support it, providing great value to our members, and this team sits at the forefront of the effort.

About the Job:

As a Sr. Creative Designer for External Games, you will work directly with the producers to support our developers in building the highest-quality games. Ownership of the game and tactical systems design is with the game developers: you will provide creative guidance and feedback throughout the game's development cycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with producers to provide developers with design, art, audio, and narrative feedback to ensure we are making the best games
  • Capture, communicate, and align creative priorities, risks, and opportunities to help guide our games to creative excellence
  • Understand and speak to the game pillars (who is the player, what does the player do, why does it matter) for a wide variety of genres and audiences
  • Work with external developers to ensure the Netflix IP is represented correctly within game adaptations, including tone and creative considerations


Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience, with proven experience developing games in a game design or creative leadership role (social, F2P, mobile, web, console, handheld)
  • Experience working with distributed or external teams
  • Ability to influence direction, without relying on positional authority
  • An excellent knowledge of game design difficulties generally encountered by teams and an understanding of how to tailor solutions to their unique requirements
  • A record of leading complex cross-functional projects with successful delivery of quality in design, art, audio, and narrative
  • Experience with Live Service, GaaS or retention-oriented design
  • Contribute to the development and execution of internal creative tools and processes
  • Licensed IP game experience a plus


About You:

  • You have a proven track record of guiding teams that excel both creatively and strategically to create great work
  • You are able to build strong relationships - positioning yourself as a valued partner in meeting company objectives
  • You are an advocate for the player, connecting needs states, consumer insights, and innovations to tangible game mechanics
  • You are comfortable working with frequent context switching and ambiguity
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, high-impact environment
  • You are entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and embody Netflix's culture of high performance, curiosity, freedom, and responsibility


Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $90,000 - $600,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.