Lead Game Designer

Zynga is looking for a Lead Game Designer to join the team.


  • Create or adapt leading game features to work with an existing game
  • Pitch new ideas to the team/ hold brainstorming sessions
  • Tune and model complex systems using Excel
  • Write copy, names, and narrative elements of game
  • Analyze real-time feedback and metrics, and adjust game designs accordingly
  • Work with product managers, developers and artists to oversee the implementation of new features and systems
  • Ability to describe user experience stories and create wireframe screens and flows
  • Remain up-to-date with Game Design literature and best practices to be an evangelist for the craft of Game Design
Required Skills:
  • Combined RPG / Match-3 key
  • Expert with math, levels, and formulas in game environment
  • Experience designing combat and/or system mechanics including player control, moves, and NPC/AI types and behaviors
  • Strong knowledge of game balancing and pacing
  • Management experience, preferably with an experienced design team
  • Adept with Excel/spreadsheets
  • Passionate gamer
  • 2+ shipped games
  • Game programming background required

Meet Some of Zynga's Employees

Nicole O.

Vice President, Games

With a long-term strategy in mind, Nicole works alongside an array of teams from various disciplines, guiding them as they create fun and exciting products to engage Zynga fans.

Jenny L.

Senior Product Manager

Jenny works at the intersection of business strategy and user-driven design, collaborating with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and artists to create and ship games that players love.

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