Digital Play Design Manager

  • Location
    • - United Kingdom, London, Greater London
    • - Denmark
  • Job ID
    GB6470
  • Category
    • - Product Design
    • - Digital Technology
  • Language
    EN

Come and help us create the next LEGO® Super Mario™! Are you a designer and/or developer with deep curiosity and a passion for creating innovative play experiences other people tell you can't be done?

Join LEGO’s Digital Play Discovery team at a hugely exciting time, using your in-depth knowledge of digital play to discover incredible new experiences that surprise and delight.

**To demonstrate the relevancy of your skills to the role, please include on your CV a link to a portfolio of your work, including any prototypes created in fast-moving environments such as Hackathons and Game jams.**

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Core Responsibilities

• Drive the discovery process, from observation and ideation, through prototyping, testing and back through the iteration loop to apply your findings.
• Rapidly assemble prototypes to test the concepts and find the fun quickly, whether for digital platforms, custom electronics or physical installations.
• Run tests with kids and families to challenge the team’s ideas and rapidly learn and iterate.
• Keep your finger on the pulse and your eyes open for how to apply new technologies, platforms, mechanics or interactions to new play experiences.
• Work closely with various partners to ensure we deliver new play experiences that are not only original and deeply fun, but also feasible and deliver on business objectives.
• Establish and refine processes for the discovery of new play experiences to help us become even more effective as a team.
• Coach other team members and support them in their Play Discovery journeys.
• Champion the Digital Play Discovery capability, sharing opportunities and knowledge and empowering your colleagues to explore and prototype their ideas.

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 motivate change through impactful collaboration across the business.

Innovation spans broadly from new play experiences, new business models, new go-to-market strategies as well as strategic portfolio innovation in relation to our core propositions. Propositions that ultimately can transform the play industry.

Working in a small cross-functional team with a start-up feel, you will be helping to invent the future of LEGO® play and regularly link the broader team of creative designers/developers across our global network. You will collaborate with your design team as well as marketing and research to ideate, craft, test, and shape 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.
• Strong portfolio demonstrating a deep understanding of what it takes to create compelling play experiences
• Strong prototyping skills for screen-based experiences and interactive toys (ideally both)
• 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 confident speaking the language of collaborators from related fields.
• Excellent communication skills and partner management experience.
• Enjoy tackling open ended problems with a focus on discovery and exploration.
• Experience coaching and mentoring team members.
• Proficiency in English, written and oral, is required.
• Willing to travel up to 15+ days per year up (internationally).

Nice to have:
• Experience designing for children 
• Strong Unity experience 
• Electronics prototyping experience with platforms such as Arduino. 
• Experience running tests
• Machine Learning experience
• UX Design experience 
• Sound design experience 

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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