Principal Game Economy Designer

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We are Mythical Games. A Venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans. Our goal is to lead the industry with the launch of exceptional video game experiences that leverage distributed ledger technology while also providing a platform of robust tools that will allow any other game developers to do the same. 

We are looking for a world-class Principal Game Economist to help Mythical Games define the future of blockchain-enabled games.

As the Principal Economy Designer, you will oversee, implement and tune the in-game economy while optimizing user experience. You will utilize methodologies of economics, behavioral psychology, and business intelligence to strategically design and maintain a healthy play-to-earn game economy (multi-platform). The economic systems you will build and manage are core to game progression, reward payouts, and overall game economy balance.

The actions we expect you to take will directly affect the rate at which our players and investors will engage with our NFT distribution systems and content. You will learn our systems inside and out and be able to manage the flow of currencies to increase various business metrics.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a cutting-edge company that is paving the way for blockchain-based gaming to become mainstream. You will have a passion for paving the way for crypto-based gaming economies and have experience with the traditional free-to-play gaming economies to liberate users from inflation-based, punitive economies.


Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Product team, you will own the in-game economy. You will collaborate closely with Product Managers, Producers, and Analysts to devise the strategy for our blockchain | NFT economy. 
  • You will model, simulate, and tune the game's economy with multiple currencies, progression systems, sinks and faucets
  • Have a point of view on scarcity-based economy models to create genuinely groundbreaking gaming experiences while keeping positive progression and play-and-earn philosophies at the core of your designs
  • Analyze the many facets of the game economy, player engagement, and monetization data at a macro and micro level, reporting on performance, identify issues and opportunities and suggest ways to optimize
  • Keep up to date with market trends and do proactive analysis of economy tuning in relevant competitive products
  • Participate in feature design, and provide feedback and observations from the perspective of the game economy, maximizing engagement and monetization opportunities  

Requirements

  • 5+ years of game design experience with 3+ years focus on advanced economy design
  • An avid gamer with a solid understanding of mobile games and other genres, while curious about the endless possibilities of blockchain and NFTs 
  • Knowledge of macro, microeconomics, pricing theory, and statistics, especially in the mobile gaming industry and/or live service-oriented products, with the ability to model problems into quantitative systems, formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game
  • Ability to model and simulate planned changes, overall sinks, and sources while anticipating downstream effects with post-launch analysis to ensure expected outcomes are reached
  • Extremely robust logical and analytical thinking with the ability to abstract and decompose complex systems and identify key relationships and levers that influence the outputs
  • Experience building game features and economies, with an emphasis on designing and tuning parts that engage players and encourage monetization 
  • Detail-oriented and capable of providing specific solutions at each step of the process
  • Advanced understanding of Excel, SQL, and/or Python
  • Preferred R, SPSS, SAS, or other statistical analysis software competency
  • Collaborative and excels in communicating with product managers, analysts, and executives.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or another quantitative field 

Rockstar:

  • Familiarity with the GCP suite, including BigQuery and Looker
  • Experience using Monte Carlo and/or stochastic methods, such as the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, Gibbs sampler, Markov processes, Lévy processes, etc. 
  • High volume secondary marketplace experience

Our team values diversity and believes that it strengthens our games, products, and communities. We strongly encourage POC, folks with disabilities, those belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities, and folks across all gender identities to apply.

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

If you need assistance around accommodations due to a disability, please reach out to [email protected] We’ll be with you as soon as possible; our goal is to ensure an accessible and equitable interview process for everyone.

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Location

15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

An Insider's view of Mythical Games

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One we have now is we are building a whole bidding engine from scratch for the marketplace and addressing non-instant blockchain finalization timelines and support for different payment methods and currencies. The possibilities are endless and we iterate daily on the architecture to ensure we deliver a great solution fast. So much to learn!

Sebastiano

Sr. Technical Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an intern, I was fresh out of a web development Bootcamp without experience in large codebases. Everyone was super helpful with getting me up to speed, and within a couple of weeks, I was taking on tasks and contributing to our workflow. I was pleasantly shocked when they offered me a full-time job, launching my career as a software engineer!

Gretchen

Associate Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I strive to ask my teams to reevaluate the boundaries they encounter in their work, whether externally or self-imposed. Boundaries are important for creative focused work, but where you place them and what they define, is critical to exceeding what you imagine is possible.

Jamie

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Pub trivia night is always a blast and a great way for team members working across several states to better know each other. There’s always an accompanying costume theme and some folks get really into it. It’s always fun to see how creative people get! Mythical also threw a pretty great Zoom holiday party with magic, games, and cocktail lessons!

Elle

UX/UI Designer

What are Mythical Games Perks + Benefits

Mythical Games Benefits Overview

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
On July 15 2021 Mythical Games' Blankos Block Party created Pride Dragon, our first Charity Blanko, in partnership with LGBTQIA+ Artist Martin Hsu. 100% of primary sales go to nonprofit Lambert House
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Eat lunch together
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Mythical offers a 401(k) program with a diverse set of stocks, bond, and index funds to choose from.
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
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Relocation Assistance
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Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
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