AVAILABLE POSITIONS Director of Economy Design

Careers Category: Product Management

Careers location: Austin, TX; Bay Area, CA; Chicago, IL; Eugene, OR; Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition Id: R_111658

Zynga is looking for a Director of Economy Design with experience in social casino games! As a Director of Economy Design, you will oversee economy design for Zynga’s portfolio of successful social casino games (Zynga Poker, Hit It Rich! Slots, Wizard of Oz Slots and Game of Thrones Slots Casino), providing support and direction for tuning of features along with the overall in-game economy, while optimizing user experience. You will utilize methodologies of economics, behavioral psychology, and business intelligence to support a group of economists in strategically designing and maintaining a healthy free-to-play mobile game economy.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • You will support a group of economists who manage the in-game economies of Zynga’s social casino portfolio, collaborating closely with them along with Product Managers and analysts to devise the strategy for each game’s features and overall economy.
  • Identify and drive best practices across the portfolio for tuning of game features, modeling of impact to key casino economy metrics like RTP and economy reporting / dashboards.
  • Work with social casino economists to design and implement the economy focused aspect of features which create a fun player experience, and further the strategic vision of the product with the goal of driving increased player engagement and monetization.
  • Create new methodologies for the division by using technology or novel approaches to drive business value in new ways.
  • Ability to model and tune complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks and faucets.
  • Analyze the many facets of the game economy, player engagement and monetization data at a macro and micro level.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and do proactive analysis of economy tuning in relevant competitive products.

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • 7+ years of game design or product management experience with 5+ years focus on economy design.
  • Collaborative and excels in communicating with economy designers, product managers, analysts and executives.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in parallel while delivering high quality work.
  • Ability to model and simulate planned changes, anticipating downstream effects, and making adjustments prior to releasing changes.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of providing specific solutions at each step of the process.
  • Ideally loves playing mobile and/or casino games.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel, SQL and/or Python.

What we offer you: 

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily player

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.


The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $149,000 and $240,000 per year. 

However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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