Zynga Los Angelas is looking for a talented and versatile Game Designer to join us building the next step in social games. The position bridges the gap between engineering and design to prototype new features and gameplay, create tools to support other designers, and solve interesting technical and design challenges. This is a unique opportunity to work on a game where your work would be seen by millions of players every day.
Work closely with both designers, engineers, and artists to design and prototype new gameplay and systems.
Create and improve tools to make the design pipeline faster and more efficient for the team.
Design and implement advanced and interesting quests, levels,and stories.
Be the go-between between engineering and design for more complex systems to ensure smooth handoffs.
Be a strong advocate of good design practices across the studio.
This position is primarily a design role, but has a strong focus on engineering skills.
Deep understanding of games and what makes them fun. Experience with social games is a large plus.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
Strong engineering and scripting skills in at least one modern object-oriented language. Knowledge of PHP and AS3 are a strong plus.
Experience with rapid prototyping and data-driven design and development
Excellent communication, critical thinking, analysis skills.