Seniority Level: Senior
Location: Long Beach, CA. or US Remote (in select states)
About the role and about You:
We are looking for a highly accomplished Lead Game Designer to expand & evolve Zwift’s racing & competitive features. The ideal candidate has extensive experience designing PvP and Team v Team game systems including stats tracking, matchmaking, rewards progression and leaderboards, and has tuned these systems through ongoing live operations. We’re looking for someone with proven leadership skills and a highly collaborative approach in partnering with all disciplines.
What you’ll do:
- Lead design & tuning efforts on core game features & systems, especially related to PvP and Team v Team competition
- Advise and partner with the Game Directors to ensure optimal experience and rewards ramping across all features and systems
- Collaborate with product managers, producers, engineers, UX and other designers to ensure that each new feature and initiative maps effectively into the broader game ecosystem
- Create clear, actionable design docs & presentations; incorporate insights from peer disciplines
- Own system design reviews, iteration process, and presentations to leadership; call out risks and incorporate feedback
- Partner with product managers and producers to ensure accurate scoping, scheduling and on-time deliveries
- Stay on top of competitive products in the interactive fitness space as well as the AAA video game market
What we’re looking for:
- 10+ years experience in features & systems design for games, with multiple shipped titles
- 5+ years working on live games, preferably cross-platform MMOs & including agile development methodologies
- Design leadership experience
- Superlative documentation and presentation skills
- A significant portfolio of competitive gameplay design (PvP, Team v Team)
- A diplomatic & inclusive temperament with a cross-discipline approach to problem-solving
- Comfortable with ambiguity, a lightning-fast pace, and a high degree of ownership
- Finalists will be required to complete a relevant design assignment
- Experience shipping cross-platform games, especially: iOS, tvOS, Android, Mac, and PC.
- A passion for fitness and competition, especially related to cycling & running
How to stand out among the rest:
Your resume/CV is enough to show off your skills, accomplishments, and experience. However, if you choose to include a cover letter introducing us to your awesome personality, we will read that too.
Of course, we are nothing without our values. Our values ground us. They ensure we run and build a company where people love to work, feel like they are welcomed, included, and belong. Only then can they thrive and do their best work. The values we strive to live every day are:
- Make It Fun
- Elevate Teammates
- Cultivate Our Community
- Always Level Up
- One Zwift for All
We strongly believe that different backgrounds and ideas are a competitive advantage; we hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Zwift is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
Zwift, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.