Senior Game Designer
Zynga - Austin, TX

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Zynga is looking for an experienced Designer to work on a popular social game. Qualified candidates will have experience on console and/or PC games and are fluent in game design practices and overall game development. This position is located in Zynga's Austin, TX office.

Responsibilities:
Create or adapt leading game features to work with an existing game

Pitch new ideas to the team/ hold brainstorming sessions

Tune and model complex systems using Excel

Write copy, names, and narrative elements of game

Analyze real-time feedback and metrics, and adjust game designs accordingly

Work with product managers, developers and artists to oversee the implementation of new features and systems

Ability to describe user experience stories and create wireframe screens and flows

Remain up-to-date with Game Design literature and best practices to be an evangelist for the craft of Game Design

Required Skills:
Experience or knowledge of traditional board game, card game, or dice game design

Expert with math and formulas in game environment

Experience designing combat and/or system mechanics including player control, moves, and NPC/AI types and behaviors

Strong knowledge of game balancing and pacing

Management experience, preferably with an experienced design team

Adept with Excel/spreadsheets

Passionate gamer

2+ shipped games

Game programming background preferred

Zynga - 2 years ago - save job - block
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