AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Game Systems Designer – Echtra

Echtra Games is looking for a Senior Game Systems Designer to join our growing team on a new cross platform ARPG project. You will be responsible for the principles, ideas, and motivations behind our game systems and content. You will work closely with the rest of the Design team and leadership to solve creative problems and deliver engaging systems that our players will love.

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:

  • Design, iterate on, and communicate the vision for major and minor systems across the entire game.

  • Balance multiple systems with user experience in mind.

  • Guide system designs into in-game experiences through UI wireframes and collaborating with UI/UX Designers.

  • Review gameplay prototypes and systems with a team of producers, engineers, and artists.

  • Research and analyze other products for inspiration that can make our designs even stronger.

  • Be the advocate of good design practices across the studio.

Desired Requirements:

  • 5+ years proven experience designing game systems for RPGs.

  • Deep understanding of ARPG player motivations and psychology.

  • Experience bringing large gameplay systems into balance.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Basic understanding of the limitations and best practices when developing games for console and mobile devices.

  • Strong understanding of how to design content that’s fun.

Pluses:

  • Passion for and experience building action games.

  • Experience with free-to-play games.

  • Experience with games as a service.

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

  • Flexible working hours

  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups

 

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: P211201

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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