AVAILABLE POSITIONS Game Designer – Echtra Games

Echtra Games is looking for a Game Designer to join our growing team on a new cross platform ARPG project. The Game Designer will create and tune combat gameplay including monster behavior, boss fights, player skills, and scripted encounters. Your strong understanding of game balance, player motivation, & core game loops will be channeled into making the game feel just right. 

We are a small game studio in San Francisco with a team of veteran game developers.  At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance. We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work directly in Unreal 5 to create and maintain gameplay.
  • Design and set up boss fights and monster encounters with available resources.
  • Research and analyze other products for inspiration that can make our designs even stronger.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team in the creation of tools and content.
  • Tune content for maximum fun!

Desired Skills:

  • Minimum 3+ years of industry experience in a Game Design role, working directly in the game content.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience playing RPG games.
  • Deep understanding of ARPG boss mechanics.
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine.
  • Mathematical and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Experience bringing large gameplay systems into balance.
  • Solid decision making and prioritization skills to create actionable tasks from various feedback.
  • Strong understanding of how to design content that’s fun.

Pluses:

  • Passion for and experience building action games with a focus on combat mechanics.
  • Experience with free-to-play games.
  • Experience with games as a service.
  • Experience using existing assets and functional components to create new gameplay.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), 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

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.

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Careers Category: Game Design

Careers location: Bay Area, CA

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P211200

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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