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Senior Game Designer
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Senior Game Designer

Booyah is seeking an experienced game designer with a proven track-record in the Mobile/Social space and a passion for play & innovation. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment, is capable of making strong creative contributions in a highly collaborative environment & brings a unique - as well as mature, critical & analytical - perspective from their past experience to make our games better.


* Produce core game designs, design documentation, balance sheets, etc.
* Partner effectively with Leads to bring his/her vision to life in software including feature definition & specification, thematic exploration & IP development, social & viral loops, copy, etc.
* Work closely with Booyah's monetization & analytics teams, design & optimize user flows, core loops, game balancing/pacing for live games as well as develop new features to deliver creative & commercial goals
* Collaborate with Leads & Product Managers to structure & execute user testing; assimilate consumer feedback into designs to better align products against strategic goals & customer expectations
* Serve as an in-house expert on game design, current with game design trends, market development / patterns and customer requirements
* Work collaboratively to ideate new game concepts & flesh out preliminary designs for Greenlight pipeline


* A passion for making and playing video games and the drive to create Mobile/Social games that millions of people will love
* 3-4+ years game design experience and at least 1 year of specific experience in the Mobile/Social space
* Proven aptitude designing & launching top-performing iOS or Facebook games with designer credit on at least 1 shipped product
* In-depth knowledge of & demonstrable expertise with Freemium games & monetization features including virtual item sales, "energy," "wither" and "appointment" mechanics; and other in-game monetization/economy concepts.
* Broad-based familiarity with modalities of interactive entertainment, game design principles & mechanics including "compulsion loops," progression, economy balancing, character customization, level design, game tuning/balancing, etc.
* Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced creative environment
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

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