AVAILABLE POSITIONS Game Design Director – Midcore
Zynga is looking for an experienced Game Design Director – Midcore to work on a new IP based mobile game. This role leads and participates in direct design and creative input on content and system design in the game.
- Own, drive, and communicate the vision for the game
- Lead and grow a team of designers
- Create, model, and tune sophisticated systems and economies
- Design and balance game pinches, inflows and outflows
- Work closely with all team members to design and prototype new gameplay and systems
- Create and improve tools to make the design pipeline faster and more efficient for the team
- Be the advocate of good design practices across the studio
- Create or adapt leading game features to work with an existing game
- Pitch new ideas to the team/ lead brainstorming sessions
- Analyze real-time feedback and metrics, and adjust game designs accordingly while maintaining a live game economy
- Work with product managers, developers and artists to lead all aspects of the implementation of new features and systems
- Write user experience stories and create wireframe screens and flows
- Remain up-to-date with Game Design literature and standard methodologies to be an evangelist for the craft of Game Design
Desired Skills and Experience
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Expert with math, levels, and formulas in game environment
- Possesses an extensive knowledge of games and strategies
- Solid knowledge of game balancing and pacing
- Translates direct consumer insights, market data, and analysis into creative design solutions
- Passionate gamer
- 2+ shipped games
What we offer you:
- Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
- ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
- 401K Company Match Contribution
- Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
- Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
- Family planning support program
- Generous paid maternity/parental leave
- Subsidized Back-up child care
- Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
- Flexible working hours on many teams
- Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
- Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players
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Careers Category: Game Design
Careers location: Chicago, IL
Connected Worker Type: Connected
Requisition Id: R_Z-P212618
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