Design Director
Location:
Redmond , Washington
Posted:
November 23, 2017
Reference:
1078972
Mixer is the newest addition to the Xbox family. At Mixer we’ve redefined the rules for what constitutes live streaming and are looking for a highly creative and streaming passionate producer to help us advance our content portfolio. Building games for latency which is higher than traditional games, but far faster than streaming services; what does this mean? Short duration turn-based gaming? Large-scale team based polling? Hundreds of thousands of players in a single session? We have the opportunity to create the next generation of gaming!

We are looking for an experienced Design Director who will help us grow our interactive technology and content portfolio.
This role will have a wide range of responsibilities including:

• Helping shape the creative vision and design of Mixer’s Interactivity platform
• Advise, direct, and facilitate internal and external teams in development of Interactive experiences.
• Design and Spec customer driven scenarios and features
• Design and rapidly prototype interactive gaming scenarios
• Monitor Interactive portfolio quality
• Present on behalf of the business at industry events and in
developer meetings

Qualifications/Skills:

• 5+ years of experience as a game designer.
• Experience working at both the AAA and Indy level a plus.
• Strong Problem solving skills and the ability to determine opportunities between products and technology
• Task driven, self-motivated, proactive and works well under consistent deadline pressure
• Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, both verbal and written, in addition to strong time-management and organizational skills

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to askstaff@microsoft.com

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