AVAILABLE POSITIONS Associate Director of Game Design

We design and build creative free-to play mobile games, with jaw-dropping visuals and super-accessible gameplay.

You will be joining a team of passionate, hardworking, and ambitious, designers, programmers and artists, to work on Live games, new project that has dreams to exceed our already high-standards. This is your opportunity to shine in the growth area of the industry.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Drive the design, bringing creativity, vision, market knowledge, design experience and a collaborative working style to become a key design leader in the team.
  • Provide clear and concise communication of the product vision, design approaches and requirements to team members, product owners, senior management and other relevant key partners through documentation, presentations and visual tools to convey key concepts, mechanics and systems required.
  • Develop systems and behaviors for core gameplay, retention, and social game features that monetize, engage and motivate players through amazing game experiences and highly enjoyable progression
  • Tune game and monetization features, and the overall freemium game economy to maximize the player experience and revenue potential.
  • Observe and analyze user testing and analytics to recommend design solutions and improve/fix design features during the life of the product as a service.
  • Establish and model key player progression and game economy statements, balance the game towards them.
  • Lead design reviews/evaluations on a regular basis. Respond to emergent QA and design issues/problems in development and ensure these are addressed to meet product goals and release plan targets
  • Define features post-launch spanning several months with a clear understanding of impact on retention/monetization, working closely with a Project Manager/Lead to effectively push them into content releases that drive value.

Essential Requirements:

  • You have 12+ years experience handling a design team, directing work and mentoring staff.
  • You understand that we can only create outstanding games as a team and have the experience and energy to together turn visions into fully developed game mechanics.
  • You have a strong attention to detail and understand the importance of balance and strong system design.
  • Great experience at writing design specifications and building playable prototypes.
  • You have hands-on experience managing the design of a live game.
  • You are a F2P design expert, and know how to integrate both a fun user experience and effective monetization strategy into a product.
  • You’re great with numbers and a master of Excel.

What we offer you:

  • Work in a studio that has complete P&L ownership of games
  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Take-two RSUs
  • Full medical, accident as well as life insurance benefits
  • Catered breakfast, lunch and evening snacks
  • Child care facilities for women employees and discounted facilities for male employees
  • Well stocked pantry
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Active Employee Resource Groups – Women at Zynga
  • Frequent employee events
  • Additional leave options for most employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players!

HIRING UPDATE: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

 

 

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov.

Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Bengaluru, India

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P211354

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov