AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Economy Designer
Zynga is looking for a Principal Economy Designer with experience in games
to join the world's most competitive social slots game! As a 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.
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 Skills and Experience
5+ years of game design or product management experience with 3+ years
focus on economy design.
Collaborative and excels in communicating with product managers, analysts,
designers and executives.
Ability to balance multiple projects in parallel while delivering high
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 and/or casino games.
Advanced understanding of Excel, SQL and/or Python.
What we offer you:
Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
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
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 [email protected] to request an accommodation associated with
your application for an open position.
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