Senior Game Designer, Puzzle Match3 Games (Toronto, ON, Canada)

  • Studio / Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada

Senior Game Designer, Puzzle Match3 Games (Toronto, ON, Canada)


The Senior Game Designer will join our team in Toronto, ON, Canada and will be responsible for creating compelling match-3 levels for our popular Match-3 games Candy Match, Cookie Crush, Garden Tales, Fish Story and Candy Rain. You will use a proprietary suite of tools to craft and test game levels that are fun, challenging, and appealing to a broad range of players.

The ideal candidate is a team player with a love of Match3 games who enjoys the creative challenge of exploring the limits of existing game mechanics and features to their fullest, both individually and in combination.

Samples of designed levels in previously shipped games is requested.

*Qualified applicants will be expected to complete a Level Design test. This is a full-time, permanent position. Please apply only if you have the right to work in Canada. We do not relocate / offer visa sponsorship for this position.

***Due to indeterminate circumstances of COVID-19, this position may initially be done remotely.

Your role:

  • Craft, tune and implement awesome match3 levels that are fresh, challenging and will keep users engaged for a long time
  • Mentor and provide feedback to junior game designers
  • Design levels based on gathered user data, user tests and constantly improve KPIs based on those metrics
  • Work in a collaborative team atmosphere

Your profile:

  • 4+ years of level / game design experience, including content/systems for Match3 games
  • Understanding of core mechanics, game loops, and meta-game systems gained by being an avid player of puzzle games
  • Match3 level design experience on at least one shipped title
  • Ability to analyze, understand, and articulate what contributes to quality puzzle level design
  • Direct experience making, balancing, and pacing levels
  • Adept with Excel/spreadsheets

What we offer:

  • Take advantage of an exciting job where you can develop professionally
  • Contribute your talent and your skills in a fast-growing company within an inspiring and international team in Berlin
  • Direct transfer of responsibility in the company with flexible structures, flat hierarchies and short decision paths


SOFTGAMES is a leading developer of the most popular Instant Games with offices in Berlin and Toronto. Our flagship titles Cookie Crush, Solitaire Story and Candy Match are being played by tens of millions of users every month. Our mission is to enable everybody to instantly play great casual games with their friends across any device. Further our line of products includes over 400 hyper casual games within our innovative HTML5 games platform which allows our partners to engage and retain their user base. To-date, more than 500 MM people have played our games.

At SOFTGAMES, we believe that different perspectives and background in our teams contribute to the quality of our work. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion / worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.

Have we caught your interest? Then we look forward to your detailed application together with your salary expectations and earliest possible start date.