Director/Head of Creative, Stadia Games and Entertainment

Google - Montréal, QC (4 months ago)

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Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Montreal, QC, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada

Minimum qualifications:
10 years of experience in the game industry in creative leadership roles.
5 years of experience as a VP of Creative or Design, overseeing a portfolio of AAA games.
Experience in shipping recognized games in a Creative Director or Lead Design Director role.

Preferred qualifications:
In-depth knowledge of the game industry, with the ability to speak authoritatively about game mechanics and design principles.
Vast cultural knowledge spanning entertainment, literature and music.
Results-driven, with the ability to understand the complex relationship between the organization and its environment.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to create a clear and compelling vision for the future.
About the job
The Director/Head of Creative will define the creative strategy for all first-party and second-party content across the game portfolio globally. You will be responsible for building and leading a team across creative, user experience, analytics, design, R&D and monetization and engagement.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.

Responsibilities
Develop creative guidelines, design principles and best practices to guide the content strategy for our global games portfolio. Be responsible for working with leaders across the organization to ensure that the customer's voice is at the center of all creative decisions.
Be responsible for giving creative and design feedback through the game development stage-gate process. Lead play testing functions and process for first- and second-party content.
Distill data on player needs and translate into useful feedback for teams. Partner with the Head of Community Development to define the Stadia community-driven approach to game development.
Be responsible for auditing projects and mitigating risk from a quality perspective. Ensure that business model objectives are translated into design guidelines.
Build and operate design internship program and school partnerships to ensure that we have a pipeline into up-and-coming talent.
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