Game Economy Designer (Madden)

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 166032

Position Title: Game Designer II

External Description:

Madden is looking for a Game Economy Designer with experience to join the game team. You'll promote the delivery of game value to the customer, encouraging players to keep coming back and engage with the core game loop. You will employ methodologies of economics, sociology, and business intelligence to create and maintain a healthy game economy. The economy systems will be tightly integrated with systems for player customization, game progression, reward structures, and overall gameplay balance.

Responsibilities

  • Design, increase, and implement main features that further the strategic vision of the product to improve retention, acquisition, and monetization.
  • Model, build, and tune complex game economy systems with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks, faucets and monetization points.
  • Build the post-launch economy, including the incorporation of limited time events, reward structures, and purchases, and adjustments to support new features throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Partner with analytics team to collect and analyze economy, engagement, and monetization data; report on performance, suggest and implement optimizations.
  • Be the contact and resident authority on the game economy, including the economy health, corresponding daily game updates, and content pricing.
  • Establish and tune the economy, including drivers of purchase behavior, gameplay earn rates, purchase packages, pricing, virtual products, special events., to improve on meaningful metrics such as engagement time, retention, LTV.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Marketing, Business, or Social Science.
  • 3+ years designing digital games; 1+ years optimizing live service games.
  • Understand game balance and pacing in online games.
  • Expertise with spreadsheets (can maintain complex spreadsheets) and in manipulating and summarizing large datasets.
  • Break problems down and identify important relationships and levers that influence the outputs.
  • Model problems into quantitative systems, anticipate downstream effects, and draw conclusions.
  • Statistic knowledge, able to create ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.

Plus If…

  • You have R, SPSS, SAS or other statistical analysis software competency.
  • You have experience working with SQL.
  • You have Programming experience (Python, C#, VBA, or others).
  • You have experience with several testing methods such as multivariate, A/B, statistical hypothesis and play testing; experienced with cluster analysis, regressions, distribution modeling, sensitivity analysis.
  • You have knowledge of microeconomics and pricing theory.
  • You have understanding of client/server architecture and data collection pipeline and mining.
  • Passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, all genres of video games with special focus on live service games.

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Community / Marketing Title: Game Economy Designer (Madden)

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

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