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Director of Economy Design

Posted on 6/18/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops social mobile gaming experiences

Consumer Software

Compensation Overview

$149k - $240kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity



Industrial Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
  • 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
  • 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 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 drive increased player engagement and monetization
  • Create new methodologies for the division to drive business value in new ways
  • Model and tune complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks, and faucets
  • Analyze game economy, player engagement, and monetization data at a macro and micro level
  • Keep up to date with market trends and proactively analyze economy tuning in competitive products

Zynga is a leading developer in interactive entertainment, specializing in mobile social gaming with a portfolio of games that are widely popular worldwide. This company excels in creating games that not only engage but also connect millions of users daily, making it an exciting workplace for those interested in innovative game design and development. The focus on accessible and social-oriented gaming within a collaborative and dynamic environment provides a unique opportunity for professionals looking to impact the global gaming community.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Compensation - Competitive salary, performance bonuses, opportunities for equity participation, retirement/pension savings support programs

Health - Medical, Dental, Vision covered for employees with participation for employees eligible dependents as well as Disability and life insurance program

Family - Generous parental leave for birth parents, partners and adoptive families. Infertility support, emergency child care and flexible time-off policies

Wellness - Gym benefits, wellness programs, employee assistance programs and generous time-off policies

Food - Food and snacks made in-house or delivered, healthy snack kitchens with drinks and treats, coffee bars, regular social gatherings and happy hours

Work & Life - Flexible time-off policies (DTO), office rest areas, gaming spaces, employee discounts and more

Transit Benefits - Shuttle service in select locations, commuter/parking benefits, secure bicycle storage, business travel assistance

Resource Groups - Women at Zynga (WAZ), zCares charitable giving, zParents, zEndurance adventure club, BZU, zPride LGBTQ+ inclusion and belonging