Senior Systems & Economy Designer

Design Santa Ana, California


Description

Blind Squirrel Games is seeking an exceptional Systems Designer to join us full time. The candidate will help create, implement and maintain a suite of robust gaming systems, including economy, metagame, and combat balancing.

We’re looking for a person with a passion for data and a drive for simple, flexible, and scalable gaming systems. Somebody who relishes the challenge of finding all the answers in numbers, patterns, and statistics.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create the monetization strategy for the product
  • Create, test, and refine player progression rewards and their distribution
  • Work with design and tech teams to define target KPI’s, engagement, and retention mechanics
  • Formulate, implement, and balance game economy & monetization
  • Design, implement, and balance general game systems
  • Analyze data analytics to inform and improve design decisions
  • Work closely with the Lead Designer and Engineer to achieve product goals, data handling tools, and pipelines
  • Deconstruct systems and recognize market trends
  • Other duties may be assigned to accomplish company or department objectives

  

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years in game development
  • 3+ years of monetization & economy design
  • Have shipped 3 or more games in a similar capacity
  • Experience on live & FTP games
  • Expertise in creating and implementing player onboarding 

 

Education:

Bachelors in math or statistics related field a plus

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong mathematical and analytical thinking
  • In-depth knowledge of current and emerging monetization models
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Write detailed and concise designs outlining system requirements for implementation
  • Expertise in data analyzation, manipulation, and balancing
  • Passionate about games, economies, and problem solving
  • Knowledge and understanding of game design fundamentals
  • Passion about games and game development a plus

 

Pluses

  • Shipped AAA titles
  • C#, Lua or similar scripting experience