Principal Senior Game Designer – Web3

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Zynga is looking for a Principal / Senior Game Designer to join Zynga Web3 (ZW3)

Our mission is to enable asset ownership through fun, high-quality and enduring games players can trust
If you want to help shape the future of gaming with a world-class team, we look forward to hearing from you

You have a passion for games and have mastered your craft in free-to-play design
You see the paradigm shift into games that allow players to truly own characters, items, etc
You are excited to pioneer new game designs and your deep understanding of complex game systems and economies has prepared you to collaborate closely with our key stakeholders to deliver designs from concept to implementation

In your role with ZW3 you will play a key role in delivering best in case experiences to players while thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a talented and collaborative team


  • Advocate for fun in core gameplay and ideate new mechanics that works for both desktop and mobile controls
  • Create new game systems and bridge them to mechanics in a uniformed way for sustainable player progression
  • Conceptualize, design, and prepare documentation for new features and content including game modes, meta progression, social rule-based events and game economy models
  • Be comfortable with leading the design of NFTs (and NFT drops), new tokens, both on-chain
  • Work with Producers to schedule and scope features, providing them with the necessary system design documentation and mockups to deliver to art, engineering, and QA teams
  • Apply your design masteries to pioneer new best practices in systems design and game economies within a web3 setting


  • 5+ years of game design experience
    A generalist who has a deep understanding of gameplay mechanics, meta systems design, and economy modeling
    Direct experience operating a top grossing game is a plus
  • Knowledge of macro, microeconomics, pricing theory, and statistics, especially in the free-to-play gaming industry
  • Well verse in player progression, game balancing, and tuning/balancing simulations
  • Bachelorโ€™s Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or another quantitative field
  • Love for games and intrigued by blockchain and web3 technologies

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of free-to-play games and live ops
  • Understanding of web3 gaming and secondary NFT markets helpful

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