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Senior Economy Designer

Kabam

Kabam

Design
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Kabam designers are focused on making incredible experiences for hundreds of millions of players. Our Economy Designers understand how a game works as a service, taking it one step further and analyzing how players behave. Diving deep into data, our Economy Designers work to make sure our in-game resources have value. Working closely with our Live Operations and Data Science teams, Economy Designers plan long-term player progression and develop monetization strategies. With consistent data-informed business sense, you will also contribute to the overall design of our products as we build compelling games to entertain the world.
Sound like a match? Kabam is looking for an Economy Designer to join the team making one of the most successful games of all time: Marvel Contest of Champions. Don't live in Vancouver? Apply anyway! Kabam now supports fully remote work setups for our employees.

Your day to day duties include:

  • Lead collaboration with an extremely talented team of Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers and Live Operations to create addictive, compelling player experiences that will delight users for decades.
  • Work closely with the team to align the game's economy with technical feasibility and user experience goals.
  • Offer strategic insights into the game's vision, particularly focusing on identifying potential sales drivers related to game economy.
  • Advocate for the game's vision to other team members, emphasizing the economic design's importance.
  • Develop complex and innovative rules and parameters for in-game features and systems ensuring depth and richness in the game's economy.
  • Balance and fine-tune gameplay mechanics and systems to create an engaging and balanced player progression.
  • Lead the design and implementation of game systems and economies, ensuring they align with the game's vision and long-term goals.
  • Continuously and strategically tune/adjust iterative design and balance systems based on feedback from game teams, user testing, and the player community.
  • Produce detailed design documents, drawings, diagrams, and flowcharts to communicate complex economic design functionality and vision effectively.
  • Analyze data and player behaviour to make informed decisions
  • Lead the definition of virtual products and their statistics, collaborating closely with the development team to ensure they align with the game's economic design.

Requirements

  • This position requires an individual who has a strong understanding of economic concepts, is good at math, probability and statistics, has a keen business sense and understands the market in which Free 2 Play games operate.

Your background includes:

  • 4+ years experience as an Economy Designer or Systems Designer, with fluency in F2P. OR Strong economics and math skills along with expert knowledge of Marvel Contest of Champions.
  • Post-secondary education in Game Design, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing...or some kind of combination of the above.
  • Spreadsheet wizardry.
  • Thorough understanding and appreciation of game design. As a player, you have a deep understanding of build needs and emotions in the context of a game.
  • Incredibly analytical thinking with the ability to break problems down.
  • Market knowledge that equips you with monetization strategies to improve performance in the game.
  • Experience working in a professional office environment and collaborating with diverse, cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with measures of business success like KPIs and earnings.
  • Passion for different types of games such as board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of video games with special focus on MMOs and competitive games

Our success is due to the hard work of our people. We share our success with our people through flexible benefits and reward programs, sweet swag, snacks, and more. Here’s a look at some of the support we provide our people:

  • Extended Health Coverage: effective day one, no waiting period! Our benefits cover health, dental, life, disability, and extended paramedical services such as vision care, mental health practitioners, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and much more.
  • DEIB Benefits: DEIB is important to us and to our people - that’s why our benefits include gender-affirming care, fertility care, and other hormonal treatments and drugs.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: our benefits are built on a flex credit model, so you’re able to choose the coverage levels that are right for you, and allocate the rest to a group RRSP/TFSA, Health Spending account, and/or Personal Spending Account.
  • RRSP Matching: everyone retires eventually, and we help our people save for their futures with a contribution matching program once you reach 90 days with us.
  • PTO and Parental Leave: we offer paid parental leave, unlimited paid time off, paid time off for volunteering, sick leave, and holiday closures.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program: this program provides crisis management support, immediate mental health care, and generalized support for emotional, mental, and financial well-being.
  • Telus Virtual Health: we provide increased access to remote healthcare providers for prescription refills or referrals from the comfort of your home.
  • Learning and growth: We encourage people to grow both personally and professionally, and support this through regular lunch & learns and an education stipend.
  • Pay transparency: We share with employees the pay range their role falls within and clear career maps to determine how they can grow within their role or level-up to a promotion.
  • Cool spaces: Our offices are in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Prince Edward Island, and Seoul. Whether it’s summers on the rooftop patio in Downtown Vancouver, watching the fireworks in Montreal’s South Shore, or trying local eats in Downtown Charlottetown - we want our people to feel like their time spent in office is worthwhile!
  • Giving back: Our ‘Agents of Change’ initiative is how we support the communities close to our heart, and we have several events and fundraisers every year that Agents of Change organize.
  • Hybrid Work: We want to provide flexible arrangements that suit all work-styles. We offer hybrid work arrangements of 2 days in-office to foster team collaboration and bonding. Full-remote options are also available for certain positions within Kabam.
Excited by this opportunity? Kabam is dedicated to growing our diverse and inclusive workforce, so if your past experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements we encourage you to apply anyways - you could be a great fit for this or other positions.
We invite you to apply now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and entertain the world!
About Kabam
Kabam is a world leader in developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology, and revolutionary gameplay to players around the world.
Kabam’s games, Marvel Contest of Champions, Disney Mirrorverse, and Shop Titans, have generated hundreds of millions of downloads and have received multiple awards including Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.
Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal and Charlottetown in Canada, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the United States, and in Seoul, South Korea. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.
Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.