We are the makers of casual mobile hit Love & Pies, which globally launched in September 2021 and has now found its way into the hands of millions of players around the world. We’re backed by Supercell, one of the biggest and best in the industry.
We make games for everyone that are snackable yet nourishing — built to fit into your daily life, but with the emotional depth of your favourite TV show. Our team always comes first at Trailmix, and our culture is built on both high performance and high care — we strive to be the best versions of ourselves, but always within an environment based on inclusivity, respect and safety, no matter who you are or where you come from.
Game Design Manager
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Game Design Manager to help nurture and empower our talented game designers at Trailmix - initially the team on our hit game Love & Pies and expanding as the wider team grows.
The Game Design Manager role is all about people: managing and mentoring designers; giving feedback and working on their career development; developing and improving structures to help them thrive; and advocating on their behalf at a company level.
To be the best manager and advisor for the design team at the stage they’re in, we also expect this person to be a fantastic individual contributor, eager to roll up their sleeves and become an expert in all the design features, systems and content that the team is deeply involved in. At least initially, expect the focus to be a 50/50 split between people management and design work, a ratio that will shift more towards people management as the design team grows.
The ideal candidate will have a passion both for people and for design as a discipline. They should have a lot of demonstrable experience successfully managing designers, alongside the initiative and confidence needed to be an effective advocate for the team. We believe in small, autonomous, agile and motivated teams - therefore your role will be highly impactful from day one.
Trailmix is currently operating under a hybrid work model - we have 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday & Friday) in person at our studio in Kings Cross, with the remaining 2 days available to work from home.
Trailmix was founded to make a positive impact on our players, our community, and our colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture, and fostering an environment where people can flourish is our priority. We think it’s vital that players see themselves represented in games, and in Love & Pies we showcase the beautiful diversity of life. Love & Pies represents the people we are and the people we love, and we’re always looking to add more people who want to design games for everyone.