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Game Economy Designer

Gameloft

Barcelona, España

ABOUT THE JOB

Interested in working for an exciting company that is redefining the way people play video games? Interested in working for a world class company in a fun, and rewarding environment in Barcelona? Then Gameloft is the company for you!

GAMELOFT, present in 20 countries around Europe, North America and Asia (more than 5,000 employees), is a leading international developer and distributor of video games looking for new talent to reinforce its creation teams.

Gameloft Barcelona, the studio behind the mobile gaming hits Despicable Me: Minion Rush and Asphalt 8 is hiring!

Our Barcelona studio is looking for a Game Economy Designer to join the team.

Responsibilitites:

As a Game economy designer, your responsibility is to understand how a game works as a service for its customers and how the customers behave in it, identifying and developing the purchase drivers in the game economy context, and providing constant data-driven recommendation on design, tuning and pricing in order to improve game financial performance.

To do this, pre-release, you are able to design the virtual products a game will offer, define metrics that allow you to individually measure their impact in a given title, and work closely with the development team to see those design refined and metrics implemented.

Once he game is launched, you are able to analyze the collected data and report which are the performing/underperforming aspects of the game economic model, why, and provide solutions to Gameloft management.

Your day to day duties include:

Defining the virtual products and their statistics with the development team, and understanding how each of them contributes to the game dynamics.
Indentifying the potential sale drivers for the different product categories in the game economy, defining the key points of exposure for those drivers.
Balancing the needs for those virtual products, their relation, life cycle, and their streams of availability.
Managing pricing as to create specific price point roles, implement selling strategies for higher price points.
Regularly provide user feedback and stat/price point tuning to development team based on play-testing, both during game development and post-release.
Analyze the evolution of the metrics you defined to spot both monetization bottlenecks and facilitators, then report suggestions for the game design or strategy accordingly.
This is a position requiring a mix of strong economy and marketing knowledge with passion for analytical game design and the emerging free-to-play business model.

PROFILE

Skills:

Strong sensitivity to gameplay and game design, understanding how to build needs and emotions in the context of a game.
Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down in their key variables and identify the relations between them.
Strong econometrics skills, able to model problems into quantitative systems, and draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data.
Statistic knowledge, able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.
Strong marketing knowledge, able to formulate adequate selling strategies to improve the financial performance.
Understanding of client/server architecture and data collecting pipeline and mining.

Requirements:

Graduate degree in Economics, Business Management or BA, preferably specialized in Marketing, Market Research or Strategic direction.
Fluent written and spoken English, concise writing skills.
Mastery of Excel.
Deep, up-to-date knowledge of the free-to-play market, both web-based and on smartphones.
Passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of videogames with special focus on MMOs and competitive games.

Assets:

Previous experience in econometrics / data mining
Mastering of UI prototyping tools such as Flash
Experience in community managing, marketing or product manager
Previous experience as game designer, social designer or gambling designer
Advanced understanding of SQL and/or Python.

Why Join Us

Benefits:

Permanent contract, full-time job and excellent Social Benefits.
Career-development opportunities.
An exceptional, dynamic, demanding and motivating working environment within a fast growing company.
Challenging and rewarding work on the next great frontiers in games.
Exceptional library of diverse games with broad distribution.
An international environment which offers daily contact with other countries & cultures.
Excellent local working conditions (quality of offices, geographical location of office in the centre of Barcelona).

Interested applicants should send their CV in English, Cover Letter and Portfolio if applicable to: glbarcelona-jobs@gameloft.com with reference “Game Economy Designer”.

All qualified candidates will be asked to take a skills assessment test.

If the offer interests you: Join The Game!
- See more at: http://www.gameloft.com/corporate/jobs/job-apply-details/195/?group=85&job=2249&loc=27#sthash.9MXHRTLi.dpuf

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Resumen

Puesto:
Game Economy Designer
Empresa:
Gameloft
Ciudad:
Barcelona, España
Sueldo:
According to the experience