Sr. Systems/Economy Designer

Our world-class mobile game development team is in search of a Sr. Systems/Economy designer. The ideal candidate would be an experienced mobile game designer that will bring their expertise in designing and tuning free-to-play monetization systems from conception, to development, to live operations.

Team:
Kabam Los Angeles is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values… but most of all, we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.

If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At Kabam LA you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, Empires and Allies, This Means WAR and Diablo.

Day to day:

  • Design, implement, tune, and balance game systems, economies, and progression

  • Collaborate with the world’s best engineers, UX/UI artisans, QA, and Live Ops teams to create addictive, compelling play experiences that will delight users for years

  • Continually iterate, balance and tune features, gameplay and game economies based on feedback and metrics from the game team, user testing, and the broader player community

  • Create design docs, drawings, diagrams, flowcharts, and any other necessary documents to communicate design functionality and vision

  • Provide input on the game's vision and help champion that vision to other team members

  • Build free-to-play mobile games that the world loves to play

  • Work closely with combat designers to align character power with metagame progress

  • Collaborate with the design team in system design discussions and own various subsystems

Career Progression:
This role is a junior to mid-level position. The candidate who excels in this position will find an integral role on the design team, helping with monetization strategies, game mechanics, live ops and future game creation.

Years Experience:
Minimum 3 years of game design experience on commercially successful games.

MUST Have Experience:

  • Deep familiarity with strategy and builder genres on mobile, PC, console, and tabletop

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills

  • A passion for strategy and builder games

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong technical skills with solid grounding in math and probability

  • Superb balance, tuning, and polishing skills

  • Deep understanding of mobile strategy mechanics and economy systems

  • Up to date on the latest mobile gaming trends

  • A strong design to make the best games in the world

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with Unity

  • Proficiency with C# and/or Unity3D

  • Proficiency with Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Experience writing database queries (SQL, Splunk) and analyzing the data output

  • Shipped titles on iOS and Android

  • Experience supporting a live game on iOS and Android
  • Experience designing RPG or strategy game economy and progression systems

  • Experience designing, crafting and base building systems for mobile devices
  • Deep knowledge of MMO or free-to-play gameplay and monetization systems

Relocation:
We will assist with relocation for the right candidate.

Benefits:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision;

  • Stock Options

  • 401k matching;

  • $250 gym reimbursement;

  • $1000 per year educational stipend;

  • Tons of snacks, drinks, etc.

About Kabam
Kabam creates, develops, and publishes massively multiplayer games that are available to a global audience on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Kabam has created six titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam has more than 700 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company is valued at more than $1 billion, and its investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Bros. and others. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com. 

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S**


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