Game Economy Designer

| San Diego, CA
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Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Game Economy Designer

at PlayStation Global

United States, San Diego, CA

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work! Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Game Economy Designer

Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation

Step up to the plate!

We have an opportunity at San Diego Studio: we seek a Game Economy Designer to join the team and work on MLB The Show. We are looking to innovate and challenge the way economies work in sports video games by creating compelling progression paths that prioritize delivering value to the player.

The right person will bring their own creative perspective and skills to the game creation process. The ideal candidate designs from a place of empathy, is highly creative, is on top of recent trends, is a self-starter, and is capable of creating first class experiences. Does that sound like you?

San Diego Studio is filled with people who are thoughtful, inquisitive and driven. We succeed because we rely on each other. If that is who you are or who you want to become, join us. We are seeking more of our type.

We need your help with:

  • Creating, analyzing and balancing a game economy with interdependent factors such as virtual currencies, battle passes and loot boxes
  • Balancing economic factors to ensure the player has multiple viable paths for progressing
  • Understanding the short and long-term effects of balancing a game economy
  • Collaborating with systems designers to create satisfying and economically sustainable features
  • Validating design decisions through simulation models

You're good at:

  • Designing game economies, monetization methods and live services
  • Understanding the relationship between a game's economy and its progression systems
  • Collaborating closely with groups such as product management, analytics and user research
  • Communicating with peers and partners while collecting feedback in order to iterate on design
  • Keeping up to date with the latest game economy design trends, techniques and technology
  • Scoping work appropriately and delivering on time

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with:
    • Mobile game economies and monetization
    • Sports video games
    • RPG mechanics
  • Knowledge of the sport of baseball and its relationship with statistics
  • Passion and knowledge of video games in a wide variety of genres

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role
is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$78,900$118,300 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

More Information on PlayStation
PlayStation operates in the Gaming industry. The company is located in San Mateo, CA, San Francisco , CA, Aliso Viejo, CA, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA and San Diego, CA. PlayStation was founded in 1994. It has 8768 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 43 open jobs at PlayStation, click here.
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