Director of Economy Design
Posted on 3/31/2024
Zynga

1,001-5,000 employees

Global leader in creating interactive, social mobile games.
Company Overview
Zynga, a global leader in interactive entertainment, has a proven track record of pioneering social games that are simple, accessible, and engaging, with their games becoming the second most popular activity by time spent on the internet. Their diverse portfolio of popular game franchises, downloaded over 5 billion times globally, demonstrates their ability to consistently deliver high-quality, immersive gaming experiences across a range of genres. The company's culture encourages innovation and growth, fostering an environment where employees can contribute to the future of social gaming.
Consumer Software

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$2B

Founded

2007

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

13%

1 year growth

20%

2 year growth

26%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Product & UX/UI Design
Data Analysis
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • 7+ years of game design or product management experience with 5+ years focus on economy design.
  • Collaborative and excels in communicating with economy designers, product managers, analysts and executives.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in parallel while delivering high quality work.
  • 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.
Responsibilities
  • Oversee economy design for Zynga’s portfolio of successful social casino games.
  • Support a group of economists who manage the in-game economies of Zynga’s social casino portfolio.
  • Collaborate closely with economists, product managers, and analysts to devise the strategy for each game’s features and overall economy.
  • Identify and drive best practices across the portfolio for tuning of game features and modeling of impact to key casino economy metrics.
  • Design and implement the economy focused aspect of features to create a fun player experience and further the strategic vision of the product.
  • Create new methodologies for the division by using technology or novel approaches to drive business value in new ways.
  • Model and tune complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks, and faucets.
  • Analyze the game economy, player engagement, and monetization data at a macro and micro level.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and do proactive analysis of economy tuning in relevant competitive products.