AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Game Designer – Hit It Rich

Zynga is looking for an experienced Senior Game Designer to work on one of our existing popular games that run on mobile devices. Qualified candidates will have experience on mobile games and are fluent in mobile game design practices and overall game development.  Casino Games, Console and/or PC games experience a plus.

Main Responsibilities:

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

  • Pitch new ideas to the team/hold brainstorming sessions

  • Writing specs. Rewriting specs. Ability to produce a complete design document ready for art and coding

  • Work with product managers, developers, and artists to oversee and assist with the implementation of new features and systems

  • Remain up-to-date with game design literature, new mobile titles, and best practices to be an evangelist for the craft of game design

  • Experience with free to play games a plus

  • Ability to design features with the player in mind 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate gamer with a real knowledge and love of mobile gaming

  • Experience or knowledge of mobile games, traditional board games, social games, and console/PC games

  • Understanding of systems, mechanics and feature design

  • Expert or exposure to math and formulas in game environment

  • Adept with Excel/spreadsheets

  • Strong knowledge of game balancing and pacing

  • Narrative skills

  • 5+ shipped games preferred

  • Game programming background preferred

  • Great teammate and fun to work with

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.



Careers Category: Game Design

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, EMEA, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210391

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