Lead Designer for Angry Birds 2


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Lead Designer for Angry Birds 2

  • Design
  • Stockholm
  • Permanent
  • 10.11.2023 Design Permanent Open position Apply here

    At Rovio you will get to work with multiple groundbreaking IP's including one of the most famous game IP's in the world: Angry Birds! We craft joy with player-focused gaming experiences that last for decades. In order to do that, we know that people need to bring their own joy to what we do. That's why we value work-life balance, say no to crunch culture, and welcome people from all walks of life to join the flock. Today, we are a proud team of 500+ caring and talented professionals representing over 50 different nations.

    We trust our teams to work autonomously by providing them the right tools and level of responsibility. We believe in our teams to remain creative and to keep learning – as well as ensuring everyone has opportunities for personal growth.

    To support our mission of keeping Angry Birds 2 the top choice among mobile games we are now looking for a Lead Game Designer to join us in our studio in the centre of Stockholm and lead the design craft on the Angry Birds 2 project. Do you live, breathe, and dream F2P game design? Is your mind filled with ideas on ways to evolve the player's experience? Do you know how to inspire and lead a team to create their best work? - If yes, this role is for you!

    In this role you will be responsible for guiding the overall design direction of the game and work side by side with the Game Lead as well as other members of the game leadership team. Furthermore, you will be a people leader for the game designers currently working on the project.

    We are working in a hybrid mode in our studio and will support with relocation to Sweden if you are not already here.

    You will have impact and fun at work by:
  • Owning the Design function for AB2 from strategic vision to hands on execution
  • Working side by side with Game Lead and challenging each other to raise the thinking of the game vision to new heights
  • Acting as an expert in design by bringing and sharing your expertise in advanced casual mobile games (we would describe AB2 as a puzzle RPG with deep meta)
  • Helping the team grow and elevating our design craftsmanship by improving the current design methodology and bringing new design best practices
  • Leading by example when needed through execution, ideation, documentation, implementation, and iteration
  • Representing the design perspective within the Game leadership team
  • Inspiring the whole game team to push the boundaries of what's possible in AB2 and deliver fresh & fun experiences to the players
  • Providing visionary leadership, coaching and mentoring the designers on the team
  • Experience and skills we are looking for:
  • Extensive experience as a Lead designer or holding a critical design role on multiple successful projects
  • Solid experience with gameplay, metagame and system design
  • Deep knowledge of casual mobile games
  • Deep knowledge of mobile design methodology and understanding what is takes to bring successful designs to production
  • Deep knowledge of mobile KPIs, and how to use them to make a creatively- led blockbuster hit
  • Proven leadership skills in both inspirational leadership and creative vision for the game as well as past managerial experience
  • Strong communication skills where you can excite the whole game team to pursue a direction and and can have a healthy conversation with the game leadership supporting your arguments with data
  • Job details


    Lead Designer for Angry Birds 2






    November 21, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 21, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design

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