Zynga is looking for a top-talent Game Designer to join the team who made the runaway hit “Willy Wonka Slots”. We make the world’s most appealing social slots and do so in a fast paced, encouraging, and energetic environment. Our team consists of industry veterans from both the real-money gaming and video game worlds, giving us great depth and adaptability.
- Innovate or evolve leading slots game features to work with new games and existing games.
- Be able to effectively pitch new game mechanics and ideas to the team and sell them on it.
- Deliver the design and guide the implementation of game features and systems with an eye for engagement, retention, monetization, and, most importantly, what the players wants.
- Own the design of new features/designs through the entire implementation process
- Is constantly looking to dial in on what existing and potential players and customers want
- Ability to describe user experience stories and build wireframe screens and flows
- Work closely with Art and Math departments to build and refine the gameplay of each machine.
- Familiarity with real world slots or social slots.
- Worked for 3+ years in professional game development as a designer
- Has well-rounded design capabilities from game design to storytelling
- Must be able to take input from multiple sources and turn them into a single vision
- Has a strong self-motivation and initiative to drive towards excellence
- Solid knowledge of game balancing and pacing
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills. You must be able to communicate your vision effectively with management, engineering, art, UX, production and business personnel.
- Experience helping other disciplines find innovative solutions to implementation.
- Passionate game player on multiple genres and platforms (including slots)
Nice to have:
- Expert with math and formulas in game environment
What we offer you:
- Work in a studio that has complete P&L ownership of games
- Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme and Zynga RSUs
- Full medical, accident as well as life insurance benefits
- Catered breakfast, lunch and evening snacks
- Child care facilities for women employees and discounted facilities for male employees
- Well stocked pantry
- Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Active Employee Resource Groups – Women at Zynga
- Frequent employee events
- Additional leave options for most employees
- Flexible working hours on many teams
- Casual dress every single day
- Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players!