Master Play Inventor (Digital)

  • Location
    • - Danmark, Billund, Syddanmark
  • Job ID
  • Category
    • - Product Design
    • - Digital Technology
  • Language

Are you a play inventor with a deep curiosity and a passion for creating innovative play experiences other people tell you can't be done?

We want you to help us create the future of play! Join the LEGO Group’s Digital Play Discovery Team and help lead some of the most exciting exploration work we’ve ever done – inventing incredible new experiences that surprise and delight kids all around the world.

Could you help us create the next LEGO® Super Mario™?

Please note: In order for us to assess the relevancy of your skills, the inclusion of a portfolio (ideally a link on your CV) is a prerequisite. Thank you.

Core responsibilities

• We want inventors with vision! Lead play invention for many new play experiences, from observation and ideation, through prototyping, testing and back through the iteration loop to apply your learnings. Find that fun and find it quickly.
• We want inventors that like to mentor and share their knowledge! Coach other team members and support them in their Play Discovery journeys and share your knowledge across Creative Play Lab and beyond.
• We want inventors that like getting their hands dirty! Work with the team to rapidly create prototypes to test the concepts and find the fun quickly, whether for digital platforms, custom electronics or physical installations.
• We want inventors that love to challenge their own ideas! Run tests with kids and families to challenge the team’s ideas and rapidly learn and iterate.
• We want curious inventors! Keep your finger on the pulse and your eyes open for how we might apply new technologies, platforms, mechanics or interactions to enable new play experiences – share this knowledge with our internal teams and apply on projects to drive the discovery process.
• We want collaborative inventors! Work closely in cross-functional teams, inspiring with your inventions and amplifying the ideas from across the team. Draw on the team’s expertise to make sure our new play experiences are original, deeply fun, feasible and relevant for millions of children.

Play your part in our team succeeding

Creative Play Lab exists to build radically new, big, fun LEGO® experiences that delight and inspire the builders of tomorrow and to inspire and drive change through impactful collaboration across the LEGO Group. Innovation spans broadly from new play experiences, new business models, new Go To Markets strategies as well as strategic portfolio innovation in relation to our core propositions. Propositions that ultimately can transform the LEGO Group and the play industry.

Working in Creative Play Lab you will be helping to invent the future of LEGO® play. You will work in a small cross-functional team with a start-up feel. You will take on a variety of projects, both short term, and long term, and regularly link the broader team of creative designers/developers across our global network. You will be working closely with your design team as well as marketing and research ideating, crafting, testing, and shaping ideas into future LEGO experiences.

Do you have what it takes?

• Launched 3+ play-centric products in the toy, games, entertainment design or related industries.
• Experience coaching and mentoring team members.
• Strong portfolio demonstrating a deep understanding of what it takes to create compelling play experiences (please include any prototypes created in fast-moving environments such as Hackathons and Game jams).
• Can demonstrate rapid prototyping skills - ideally in both screen-based experiences and electronics.
• Experience creating prototypes to answer experimental questions and determine value for users.
• Strong software development experience - comfortable jumping into and working with large, complex codebases.
• Broad familiarity with the landscape of tools used to create interactive experiences, from sound design and 3d modelling to server tech and mobile development.
• Ability and passion for rapidly learning new skills, tools and technologies.
• Experience with agile methodology, experimentation and rapid iteration.
• Not afraid to fail and comfortable moving on when an idea doesn’t work out.
• Experience working in cross-functional teams and comfortable speaking the language of collaborators from related disciplines.
• Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management experience.
• Enjoy tackling open ended problems with a mindset of discovery and exploration.

Nice to have:

• Experience designing for children.
• Strong Unity experience.
• Electronics prototyping experience with platforms such as Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
• Experience running tests.
• Machine Learning experience.
• UX Design experience.
• Sound design experience.
• Willing to travel up to 30+ days per year (internationally).

Join the global LEGO® team

What’s in it for you? Here are some of what to expect:
• Family Care Leave – We offer enhanced paid leave options for those important times.
• Insurances – All colleagues are covered by our life and disability insurance which provides protection and peace of mind.
• Wellness – We want you to be your best self, so you’ll have access to the Headspace App and lots of wellbeing initiatives and programmes run by local teams where you are based
• Colleague Discount – We know you'll love to build so from day 1 you will qualify for our generous colleague discount.
• Bonus – We do our best work to succeed together. When goals are reached, you’ll be rewarded through our global bonus scheme.
• Your workplace – Our offices will be your primary workplace with flexibility to work from home during your working week. Your People Leader will discuss the principles of our hybrid work model, role eligibility and frequency with you.

Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.

The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and equal pay regardless of e.g. race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer.
Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children’s Rights.

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