AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Game Economist

Zynga Poker is looking for a Principal Economist with experience in games to join our Game of Thrones Slots game! As Principal Economy Designer, you will oversee, implement and tune the in-game economy while optimizing user experience. You will utilize methodologies of economics, behavioral psychology, and business intelligence to strategically design and maintain a healthy free-to-play mobile game economy. The economy systems you will build and manage are core to game progression, reward payouts, and overall game economy balance.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • As a member of the Product/Analytics team, you will own the in-game economy and will collaborate closely with Product Managers and analysts to devise the strategy for the game’s economy. You will be the point of contact and expert on the game economy, including features, live operations and pricing.
  • Design and implement the economy aspect of features which create a fun player experience, further the strategic vision of the product and drive increased player engagement and monetization.
  • Model, simulate, and tune the game’s economy. You’ll model and tune complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks and faucets.
  • Create flexible systems and data structure to allow for rapid iteration.
  • Analyze the many facets of the game economy, player engagement and monetization data at a macro and micro level. Report on performance, identify issues and opportunities, and suggest ways to optimize.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and do proactive analysis of economy tuning in relevant competitive products. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of game design experience with 3+ years focus on economy design.
  • Collaborative and excels in communicating with 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 games and/or Poker.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel, SQL and/or Python.

What we offer you:

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open vacation policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people!

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.

Careers Category: Data, Analytics & User Research

Careers location: Tel Aviv, Israel