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Company Name:
Gameloft
Location:
Seattle, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS, Other
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Game Economy Designer

Mobile games dominator Gameloft, worldwide publisher of mobile and social games, is looking for

a talented Game Economy Designer to start a new Studio in Seattle!

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.

 

Gameloft Seattle, an exciting new start-up is hiring for the following position:

Game Economy Designer


As a Game economy designer, your responsibility is to understand how a game works as a service for its customers and how the customers behave in it, identifying and developing the purchase drivers in the game economy context, and providing constant data-driven recommendations on design, tuning and pricing in order to improve game financial performance.

To do this, pre-release, you are able to design the virtual products a game will offer, define metrics that allow you to individually measure their impact in a given title, and work closely with the development team to see those designs refined and metrics implemented.

Once the game is launched, you are able to analyze the collected data and report which are the performing/underperforming aspects of the game economic model, why, and provide solutions to Gameloft management.

Your day to day duties include:

-          Defining the virtual products and their statistics with the development team, and understanding how each of them contributes to the game dynamics.

-          Indentifying the potential sale drivers for the different product categories in the game economy, defining the key points of exposure for those drivers.

-          Balancing the needs for those virtual products, their relation, life cycle, and their streams of availability.

-          Managing pricing as to create specific price point roles, implement selling strategies for higher price points.

-          Regularly provide user feedback and stat/price point tuning to development team based on play-testing, both during game development and post-release.

-          Analyze the evolution of the metrics you defined to spot monetization bottlenecks and facilitators, then report suggestions for the game design or strategy accordingly.

-          This is a position requiring a mix of strong economy and marketing knowledge with passion for analytical game design and the emerging free-to-play business model.

 

PROFILE

 

Skills:

  • Strong sensitivity to gameplay and game design, understanding how to build needs and emotions in the context of a game.
  • Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down in their key variables and identify the relations between them.
  • Strong econometrics skills, able to model problems into quantitative systems, and draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data.
  • Strong marketing knowledge, able to formulate adequate selling strategies to improve the financial performance.
  • Statistics knowledge, able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.
  • Understanding of client/server architecture and data collecting pipeline and mining.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Graduate degree in Economics, Business Management or BA, preferably specialized in Marketing, Market Research or Strategic direction.
  • Fluent written and spoken English, concise writing skills.
  • Mastery of Excel.
  • Deep, up-to-date knowledge of the free-to-play market, both web-based and on smartphones.
  • Passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of videogames with special focus on MMOs and competitive games.

 

Pluses:

 

  • Previous experience in econometrics / data mining.
  • Mastering of UI prototyping tools such as Flash.
  • Experience in community managing, marketing or product manager.
  • Previous experience as game designer, social designer or gambling designer.
  • Advanced understanding of SQL and/or Python.



Gameloft is where you want to be.

 

Join our growing and beautiful Pacific Northwest studio, ideally situated in Seattle, the epicenter of gaming! This opportunity offers:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including relocation assistance
  • Excellent opportunity for professional growth 
  • The opportunity to establish the studio culture you feel  best meets the needs of the employees and the company at large
  • International environment including daily contact with other countries & cultures 
  • Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games 
  • Opportunity to create diverse licensed and original IP games with exceptionally broad distribution

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 6,000 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).

 

Previous hit Gameloft games include: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Asphalt 8: Airborne, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Ironman 3, Kingdoms & Lords, GT Racing 2, Shark Dash, Oregon Trail: American Settler, A Good Day to Die Hard, NOVA: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Littlest Pet Shop, The Dark Knight Rises, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, Real Soccer 2012 HD

 

All qualified candidates will be asked to take a skills assessment test.

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