Lead Game Designer


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manage and oversee the design and development of key gameplay features and mechanics 

Guerrilla is looking for a Lead Game Designer to oversee the design and development of key gameplay features and mechanics that form the core of our games. As the successful candidate, you will head up the Core Game Design team and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality.

What you will do

As the Lead Game Designer, your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Oversee the design and development of the features and systems needed to achieve the vision and pillars established by the Game Director;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality;
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, and present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase quality;
  • Collaborate with the data analytics and player research teams to further the understanding of the player experience and quality.
  • Manage, organize and mentor the System Design team, setting quality standards and goals and assisting and supporting them in their learning of good work practices;

Who you are:

We’d love to hear from you when:

  • You have shipped at least one Action/Open World game with critical acclaim.
  • You have at least 10 years experience in a senior Design role
  • You have at least 5 years experience in leading and mentoring a team.
  • You have a deep understanding of all phases of game development, from early concepts to post-launch support;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • You have a creative and analytical mind;
  • You are comfortable speaking to the press or audiences;
  • You are passionate about games.

It's a plus if:

  • You have broad experience with the various aspects of Game Design;
  • You have experience with the development of Open World games.


If you think you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply by hitting the “apply now” button. For more information, please contact Wessel Haytink (Studio Recruiter) through recruitment@guerrilla-games.com.

Be sure to submit your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation.


Guerrilla is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Because of the volume of replies we receive, we will not be able to respond to every applicant.