AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior/Lead Game Designer – web3

Zynga is looking for a Senior/Lead Game Designer to join our web3 gaming unit.

Who we are:

Our mission is to empower player ownership through fun and enduring games.  If you want to help shape the future of gaming with a world-class team, we look forward to hearing from you.

Who you are:

You have a passion for games and have mastered your craft in game design. You see the paradigm shift into web3 gaming and NFT’s and are excited to pioneer game designs of the future. Your deep understanding of complex game systems and economies has prepared you to collaborate closely with key stakeholders to deliver designs from concept to implementation.

In your role with ZBC you will have a consistent record of owning and delivering experiences to players that raises-the-bar from innovation whilst thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Your mission is to create fun and repeatable experiences that raise the bar of web3 game design quality. 

Responsibilities:

  • Apply your design masteries to pioneer new web3 best practices in systems design.
  • Conceptualize, design, and prepare documentation for new features and content including game modes, meta progression, social game mechanics, and tokenomics models.
  • Work with Producers to schedule and scope features, providing them with the necessary system design documentation and mockups to deliver to art, engineering, marketing, community and QA teams.
  • Research the latest web3 and free-to-play design models and implement these best practices into the economy.
  • Flexible in design thinking, comfortable in a dynamic and ever changing environment.

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years of systems design, economy modeling, and tuning data simulations. Direct experience operating a top grossing game is a plus.
  • Well versed in game economy models and tuning/balancing simulations. Strong knowledge of macro and microeconomics with the ability to tackle problems and model solutions into game systems.
  • Ability to model and simulate planned changes, overall sinks, and sources while anticipating downstream effects with post-launch analysis to ensure expected outcomes are reached 
  • Collaborative and excels in communicating with product managers, analysts, and executives. 
  • Love for games with a passion and intrigue for web3 innovation  

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of web3, blockchain, defi, gamefi and crypto is a plus
  • Understanding of free-to-play games and live ops 
  • Experience contributing to risk and profitability decisions in a marketplace setting 
  • A background in building MMOs is also a plus
  • Creative knack for finding and refining the fun in any design

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and employee stock purchase plan
  • Contributory 401k
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Life insurance and critical illness insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Flexible working hours and remote working opportunities
  • Dog friendly workspaces! 

 

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.

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Careers Category: Game Design

Careers location: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Los Angeles, CA, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition Id: P210710

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