Zwift
We’re on a mission to make more people, more active, more often.
Long Beach, CA

Game Designer at Zwift

| Greater LA Area
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Who we are:

We are the fitness company born from gaming. And we’re on a mission to make more people, more active, more often. We make an at home training game that connects cyclists and runners with each other around the world. Launched from the sunny beaches of Long Beach, CA., the Zwift community is active in 195 countries and growing. We’re endlessly positive, relentlessly inventive, and always looking to improve... wanna join?

Who we're looking for:

We are looking for a Game Designer who will design, tweak, and optimize our player experience. The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude for critical thinking, analytical skills, player insight, and boundless creativity to engage and surprise players. 

What you'll do:

  • Assess and validate new game opportunities at the conceptual level
  • Apply and execute an analytical approach to design - identify what is compelling, how that translates to other contexts and articulate why it works
  • Design, redesign and balance Zwift mechanics that will delight Zwifters around the world
  • Develop a deep understanding of the relevant audiences for the product, and calibrate your design to reflect these various audiences and their differing - and sometimes competing - interests
  • Facilitate communication between designers, producers, artists, and engineers to ensure design vision and process is clearly defined and understood
  • Openly share and seek feedback from other team members and then synthesize to calibrate design

What we're looking for:

  • 3+ years experience as a professional game designer
  • Knowledge of C and C++ 
  • A strong sense of what makes a gameplay experience compelling and fun
  • Strong mechanics and systems design ability, demonstrated in having designed systems into large, ambiguous spaces
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for video games

Bonus Points:

  • Love of cycling, running, and/or endurance sports more generally
  • Experience directly with Zwift

Top 5 reasons we think you’ll love it here:

  • Fast growing, dynamic environment. Your job will never get boring!
  • Awesome team of talented individuals who love what we do
  • Competitive Benefits (including Medical, Dental, and Vision), including an employee bike program
  • Amazing office location in downtown Long Beach with killer views
  • Did we mention that we ride bikes and run at work?

How to stand out among the rest: 

If you are excited about this role, we strongly encourage you to include a cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but a well thought out letter introducing us to your skills and personality will stand out among the rest.


Zwift LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Where we are

Our office is located in downtown Long Beach, offering gorgeous ocean views and a diverse spread of unique restaurants and bars to fit your lifestyle.

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What are Zwift Perks + Benefits

Zwift Benefits Overview

Being a fitness-focused company, most of our perks revolve being active. We have weekly group rides and runs during lunch, industry-specific discounts on equipment, and Zwift even pays for a few events for you to participate in like a marathon or triathlon.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 40 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Relocation assistance for qualifying job openings.
Fitness Subsidies
Reimbursement for qualifying fitness events (marathons, triathlons, etc), Zwift membership, and more!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

An Insider's view of Zwift

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m super excited about all the game integrated features we’ll be releasing to the website. The ability to see all the rides I’ve gone on, share them with friends, and give people ride ons!

Jason

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Captivating your audience requires creative technology, which pushes the envelope. With the reward comes risks, and at Zwift our QA team partners with the creatives and development teams to mitigate these risks while keeping the creative vision alive

Brittany

Director of QA

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Director, Game Engineering

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We are looking for a Director of Engineering for our Game Subscription team. You'll be responsible for managing the engineers and front-line managers on the Game Subscription product teams. Reporting directly to the VP of Engineering, you’ll manage multiple engineering managers and ensure they and their teams are successful - measured by continual improvement and overall delivery of business needs. You’ll help cascade best practices for the engineering organization to your teams, as well as look for opportunities for your teams to incubate ideas, find learnings, and share with the broader organization.

Sr. Game Engineer

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Implement player facing features that ship on a regular basis, including player code, AI, UI, and Sound. You would be working on a custom engine by using C and C++.

Architect, Web

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Provide technical leadership and mentorship to software development teams. Provide architecture, design and implementation expertise of consumer facing web site products with enterprise integration. Work closely within tight-knit cross-functional teams to build high traffic, responsive, mobile first properties that deliver a great experience globally. Determine technical dependencies and deliver detailed technical designs to stakeholders and fellow engineers. Optimize web application components for maximum performance. Work with engineering and product managers to scope and plan projects.

Release Engineer, Game Subscription

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Be accountable for the delivery of the Game Subscription team’s products and services, which include Zwift and the Zwift Companion mobile app. Look for ways to automate the release process and reduce the turnaround time from check in to submission. Manage updates to Apple Store and Google Play working with Product and Marketing who will be responsible for the content of the stores.

Architect, Game Subscription

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Zwift is looking for an Architect to join our Zwift Game team. You may be in the role of Technical Director at your current studio. The right candidate is a leader in game development, able to architect end-to-end features for an MMO-style game. This is a hands-on, technical-focused role reporting directly to VP of Engineering, without people-management duties. You’ll be creating compelling user experiences across our game, Zwift Companion mobile apps, and website, including solution plans, presenting demos and concepts, leading architecture discussions, and rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty.

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Acquisition & Insights

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If you’re looking for an encouraging, innovative, and passionate team, Zwift is just that. We like bikes. We like running. We also like local ice cream shops, game nights, and we take our foosball VERY seriously. Most importantly, our "Pets of Zwift" Slack channel brings you daily fuzzy, furry, heartwarming paws, and noses straight to your screen. You'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring people in a playful and colorful environment. That being said, we don't want you to be intimidated by the former Olympians, pro cyclists, and other amazing athletes that work here; our team consists of people from all walks of life. Even if you're at the very beginning of your fitness journey, there is a place for you here! Who knows, you may surprise yourself and complete your first triathlon if you hang out with us for too long.

Sr. Director, People Experience

Zwift
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5 days ago
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The People Experience Senior Director reports to Zwift’s Chief People Officer and partners to run a progressive, professional, and fun People function supporting the delivery of the business strategy. Three new Director roles in an expanding People function created to help build Zwift’s infrastructure, programs, and processes for scale; and to provide functional expertise, partnership to business leaders, creative and operational know-how and high EQ to achieve the best outcomes with all levels of the organization through honest, direct and inclusive communications.

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Zwift
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5 days ago
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As a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer, you will be working together with the web, payments, and support teams to build and maintain our customer experiences around our shop, maintaining subscriptions, building our main web destination, and/or supporting customer's needs on Zwift. You will collaborate in cross-functional teams including teammates from our engineering, product, design, operations, and support disciplines. We are looking for someone comfortable in this highly collaborative environment, working with ambiguity, and being an agent of change to help build a world-class experience for our customers. As a Senior Engineer on the team, you will be expected to help mentor the other engineers on your team and help the team make sound technical decisions. You will be measured not only by what you can do but how you make everyone else around you more productive.

Producer, Game Subscription

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Manage the work systems that deliver the core Zwift video game experience to customers in-game as well as its mobile companion app and web presence. Run point on portfolio initiatives in partnership with Product Management for teams that deliver against all key areas of the subscription product. Build and maintain relationships with internal development teams and stakeholders involved in delivering our community and events roadmap, keeping all parties accountable to delivery timelines and schedules. Steward development process for teams using applied expertise in agile, lean approaches to planning and projection. Serve as a primary conduit for team-level communications and planning across our Long Beach, Rio, and London offices. Own team-level development process artifacts and events across a variety of tools including JIRA and Monday.com.

QA Manager

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An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Manager to join who will be entrusted with managing and building a team of skilled QA Analysts and Testers. Working from our headquarters in Long Beach, CA, you will apply creative testing methodologies that straddle both hardware and software development. You will strategically organize your QA team to offer the best coverage while also maintaining close relationships with our Software and Hardware Engineers, Product Managers, Program Managers, Release Engineers, Customer Support, and Tools teams. You are intrinsically motivated to listen and deliver high quality experiences to our community of users, otherwise known as Zwifters! 

Principal Producer, Game Subscription

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Manage the work systems that deliver the core Zwift video game experience to customers in-game as well as its mobile companion app and web presence. Own a portfolio backlog and roadmap in partnership with Product Management for a Team of Teams that delivers against all key areas of the subscription product. Build and maintain relationships with all internal delivery teams and external partners involved in delivering our game subscription roadmap, keeping all parties accountable to delivery timelines and schedules. Support delivery teams as a resource for deep expertise on agile, lean, and classical approaches to development process, planning, and projection. Serve as a primary conduit for communications and planning between the Team of Teams and the rest of Zwift across our Long Beach, Rio, and London offices. Own the program management artifacts and events across a variety of tools including JIRA and Monday.com.

Mobile Developer (iOS and Android)

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5 days ago
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We are looking for a developer who is proficient in both iOS and Android to help develop and maintain our Zwift Companion app. Your primary focus will be on its development and integration with back-end services and our game application. You will work with other engineers on different layers of the infrastructure.

Content Moderation Administrator

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We’re looking for a Content Moderation Tool Administrator with a strong background in using tools and processes to support a safe online community. The Administrator will work alongside our Account Specialist, to implement the tool, administer the rules, monitor the UGC, and escalate issues as needed. Success in this position will be to support a sustainable community for millions of members, all who will get to enjoy the same rewarding, meaningful experience and fun of our platform. Success will also come from someone who can see the bad in the world, and forget it after it’s been addressed.

Director, Game Design

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Greater LA Area
5 days ago
+40
We are looking for an experienced Director of Game Design to bring AAA interactive experiences to the world’s most immersive virtual cycling and running platform. The ideal candidate will have deep experience designing and tuning action video games, working with diverse types of game controllers and interactive firmware, and a special gift for creating responsive and rewarding gameplay interactions. Also important: proven leadership acumen, a strong aptitude for critical thinking, analytical skills, player insight, and boundless creativity to engage and surprise players. 

QA Automation Engineer

Zwift
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1 week ago
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Zwift seeks an experienced QA Automation Engineer for our mobile products to join our team. As part of our QA Team, you will be responsible for ensuring automated  testing of Zwift’s shared cloud services, and the integration and connection of services into our game, web, and family of software products. Help influence and acquire the methods, practices, and tools we’ll use to drive how we test into the future.

Director, Global Programs

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We are seeking an experienced Program Management leader to establish our Global Programs group. You will build a team that provides visibility into the portfolio of work across the entire organization. You will ensure that relationships and dependencies between efforts across the entire organization remain aligned and that departments are aware of one another’s shifts in schedule to adapt as needed.

Product Manager, Hardware Integrations

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About the role: Product management at Zwift is a cross-functional, hands-on role.   This role will own the hardware integrations roadmap with the objective of translating hardware outputs into immersive, gamified experiences in Zwift. You will engage with our hardware partners and work collaboratively with game designers, engineers, program managers, analytics and marketing. The ideal candidate requires excellent communication skills to build

Product Manager, Training and Competition

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About the role: Product management at Zwift is a cross-functional, hands-on role. This role will own the workouts and competition roadmap with the objective of gamifying the Zwift experience through competition for all levels, beginner to pro. You will define features that make achieving fitness goals fun, competition fair and with just the right amount of challenge. You will also build features that allow users to come together in teams and

Sr. Director, UX

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About the role: We are seeking a Senior Director, UX to design the user experience across Zwift. The ideal candidate for this role has a passion to understand complex systems, user behavior and motivations and translating them into best in class user experiences that are cohesive across hardware and software. You are a design leader with a track record of building best in class products. You have lead teams to deliver products on time and of the