PlaySay is looking for an experienced Game Designer to join their growing team. PlaySay is looking for an engineer to join their growing team. The company just launched as a TechCrunch Disrupt Finalist! PlaySay is a VC-backed co. making language learning fun & social through a new gaming layer on Facebook. Over 30 universities adopted PlaySay's former platform.
The Lead Designer would be responsible for creating and refining social and core gaming loops deployed within the PlaySay learning platform. Based out of San Francisco, this position offers a fun and exciting growth opportunity and the ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment while creating next generation language learning technologies and mobile platforms through social game mechanics, machine learning, natural language processing, adaptive processes, intelligent agents, etc.
Create and define game features to work with the platform
Pitch new ideas to the team/hold brainstorming sessions
Tune complex gameplay systems and goal progression models using Excel
Work with Product Management to analyze data driven real-time feedback, and adjust game designs accordingly
Ability to describe user experience stories and create wireframe screens and flows
Remain up-to-date with Game Design best practices
Proven Game Designer with 3-5 years of successful industry experience, including at least 1 year designing social games, previous experience with language learning games a plus.
Strong Knowledge of game balancing and pacing
Passionate gamer, with experience or knowledge of traditional board game, card game, or dice game design.
Expert with math and formulas in game environment
Respectful collaborator who takes ownership over their work while empowering their teammates to do the same
Believes that great design ideas can come from anywhere and anyone.
Strong organizational and analytical skills & attention to detail a must
Passion for creating fun, compelling and addictive user experiences
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
BA/BS degree required or equivalent.
This is a full time position. PlaySay offers competitive salaries and company equity. PlaySay’s sun-filled office is located in SoMa of San Francisco.