Economy Designer (Multiplayer)

Summary:

We’re looking for a passionate multiplayer economy designer who can help us create avenues for self-expression for our players, ensure robust longevity to our games, and give our players great rewards to strive for.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and tune game economy and player progression systems
  • Collaborate with other game designers to ensure economy systems synergize well with the game as a whole
  • Collaborate extensively with other departments, especially Programming, Character, and UI to drive production on code and art assets necessary to the player economy
  • Collaborate extensively with Live Ops team to optimize economy and respond to player needs
  • Develop data analytics for player behavior, and the strategy to respond to those results
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Experience designing successful economies in PC or console multiplayer games
  • Knowledge of how player progression systems and economy systems interact
  • Understanding of player psychology
  • Understanding of narrative tone
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Exceptional team player
  • Robust knowledge of multiplayer action games

Bonus Skills:

  • Scripting or programming experience
  • Gameplay systems design experience

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to complete a design test.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.