AVAILABLE POSITIONS Lead Game Designer – Words With Friends

Zynga is looking for an experienced Lead Game Designer to work on Words with Friends 2. This role leads and participates in direct design and creative input on content and features for the popular words game. This role includes individual contributor work while leading others.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Create or adapt leading game features to work with an existing game

  • Pitch new ideas to the team/ hold brainstorming sessions

  • Lead a design team, reviewing all types of design work and providing feedback and guidance

  • Work with leadership team to analyze real-time player feedback and data, identify opportunity spaces, shape feature design, and adjust game roadmap accordingly

  • Work with analytics and product management to analyze live player data, run experiments, and tune or adjust game balance using Excel or Google Sheets

  • Design systems or features of small to large scope, writing design documentation and collaborating with other disciplines from preproduction to release

  • Work to improve existing workflows and processes for the game design team

  • 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

  • Strong knowledge of feature, systems, and gameplay design

  • Strong knowledge of game balancing and pacing

  • Possesses extensive knowledge of games and strategies

  • Management experience, preferably with an experienced design team

  • Translates direct consumer insights, market data, and analysis into creative design solutions

  • Passionate gamer

  • 2+ games shipped or 5+ years of live games experience

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two 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: Austin, TX, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211272

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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