Engagement Design Director

Aug 11, 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

For more than twenty years Criterion Games has entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. Our experienced people have expressed their passion for phenomenal game feel, AAA audio-visual quality, and technical innovation across many beloved franchises including Burnout, Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed.

We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We'd love to hear yours! Crunch doesn't help make a better game. We don't do it. For the sixth year in a row, we are very proud to have been recognised by gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK.

We are looking for a Design Director that can help take our engagement and live service features to the next level. Reporting to and working with the Creative Director, you will help create the vision and direction of engagement for the NFS franchise going forward. You will then lead the feature team(s) and help create and implement the design necessary for this vision all with a player-first experience mindset.

Your priorities are:

  • High-quality and engaging gameplay delivered by your team that is right for our players
  • Create and refine the direction for engagement and multiplayer play for the NFS franchise
  • Enhance collaborative process and structure within your team

You will have experience with the following:

  • Lead and motivate a team with your creative work
  • Live service and engagement design/ multiplayer design and systems
  • Make priority calls within a framework established by someone else
  • Work with and improving direction provided
  • In engine scripting and design
  • Work with and gain data on your area from external team/people (players)
  • Experience overseeing a concept move from creation to completion
  • Communicate vision, design, constraints and concerns for your area


  • 7+ years of experience as a Designer working in medium/large teams within the video game industry, creating high quality games
  • 2 years as a Design Lead or Director on a large title or team
  • Experience in multi-platform/AAA game development
  • Experience in Live Service and F2P models
  • Oversee design areas from initial creation through to implementation
  • Broad knowledge of game design, game mechanics, game balancing concepts, designer toolsets and techniques
  • Experience delivering multiple high-quality entertainment experiences
  • Experience leading teams to success

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