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Game Economy Designer

Location: Austin, TX
Remote Work Option: Yes
Date Opened:

Please send your resume and any examples of your work to:

The Role

  • We are looking for an innovative Game Economy Designer to create a rewarding player centric game economy for our original IP game.



  • Design comprehensive economic systems and features (progression & reward structures, currencies, sinks & sources for NFT blockchain based games.) aligned with the creative, game, and monetization goals

  • Collaborate with our design team to come up with pricing strategies for items, events, and services.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve superior results when designing and implementing core economic systems 

  • Rapidly iterate on designs based on market data, player analytics and playtest feedback

  • Develop a plan for collecting and evaluating player feedback for a live service

  • Assess the impacts of adding, removing, or updating content on player engagement


Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • An understanding of gamer motivation & a passion for the medium of video games

  • An undergraduate degree in Game Design, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or equivalent 

  • At least 2 years of experience in design, economics, or related experience (live/online game development a huge plus)

  • In-depth knowledge of Excel + basic familiarity with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) 

  • Critical thinking, curiosity, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility

  • Ability to translate analytical findings into actionable recommendations  

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision when necessary

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills


Nice-to-Have Skills and Qualifications

  • AAA console development experience

  • At least 2 shipped titles in the role of Game Economy Designer, Meta Game Designer or Systems Designer

  • A design geek at heart - you appreciate and see the design in everything

  • Familiarity with Data Visualization tools like Power BI, Tableau etc.

  • Comfortable with working remotely on a full-time basis


Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary (Location Dependent)

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Fully Remote and Location Independence

  • US Based Employees (Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development Stipend

Next Steps

If you have the experience and the drive to be our next Game Economy Designer then please submit a resume and cover letter by clicking the apply button below!

5BY5 Interactive is an equal opportunity employer and adopts a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all current and prospective employees regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better business outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all staff. From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do.

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