Senior Technical Designer

22cans is an independent games development studio with a passion for making award winning, innovative and delightful games. We are a highly flexible team with a great track record made up of industry veterans, experienced devs and great new talent. We are looking for ambitious people who are eager to embrace a highly creative and explorative development environment and help us realise our vision and reach huge audiences around the world. Come and join our team and make your mark on the journey to making the best possible games!

The Role

The Senior Technical Designer will work directly with the Creative Leads in order to implement features and define the balancing of a project with a strong emphasis on peer to peer trading and resource management. This person will be responsible for the quality of various feature fine-tuning and all high granularity balancing. The senior technical designer will rationalise how their decisions support creative direction as well as be a champion of technical design across multi- disciplinary fields.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in technical design, being comfortable with notions such as ideation, game flow, player psychology, game feel and documentation as well as strong maths & technical skills. The candidate will be proficient at creating systems with usability and scalability in mind as well as optimisation of existing systems. This person really understands how to create addictive game feel by tweaking values and formulas in order to provide satisfying feedback from linear and non-linear reward and progression systems.

Desired Experience

  • 5+ years working in the games industry as a Technical Designer or similar role.
  • Experience working on gacha systems or resource management on at least one shipped title from start to finish.
  • Ample working experience in Unity.
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheets and data analysis.
  • Experience working across multiple platforms (Mobile, Browser games, PC)
  • Coding or scripting experience would be an advantage.

Desired Qualities

  • Autonomy – Can transform a very high level brief into very detailed system design with little handholding
  • Proactivity – Operates efficiently even when backlog runs out. Identifies tasks and holds responsibility over the field of technical design.
  • Creativity – Can provide innovative solutions in order to optimise systems and workflows or enhance user experience

If this sounds like you, send through your CV/Portfolio to, we would love to hear from you!

22cans is an equal opportunities employer hoping to attract applications from diverse backgrounds. Recruitment selection is based on objective, job-related criteria and candidates will be chosen on their merits and abilities.