Game Designer

About the job

As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Perks & Benefits

Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Kin Care & Holidays*100% Covered Medical and Company-Sponsored Dental & Vision (Plans Vary)*Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*Fully RemoteWellness Activities & Programs12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave*Happy HoursCompany Events

  • Only applies to full-time positions.
  • Open to fully remote US/CAN-based candidates willing to work Pacific Time zone hours.


  • Design and develop concepts for a variety of features that support primary gameplay and live operations.
  • Create detailed design documentation such as 1-pagers, detailed functional specs, wireframes and flowcharts for new features, meta systems, events, and more.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to build consensus around the problem definition and design solution.
  • Ensure implementation of features is according to design specs and at desired creative quality.
  • Tune game features and content via economy modeling and spreadsheet design.
  • Support live operations for any ad-hoc improvements or fixes to ensure the product and player experience is maintained at the highest possible quality.
  • Propose engaging and creative gameplay systems and content that will improve the user experience, engagement, and monetization.
  • Continually research game design trends, patterns, and consumer preferences.


  • B.S. degree or Advanced Diploma in Game design or related field.
  • 3+ years of game industry design experience; at least 1+ years with mobile titles.
  • Experience designing a variety of game systems and events in a live operations setting.
  • Experience using spreadsheets to model systems, create balance curves, and tune games.
  • Understanding how to balance a high quality, fun player experience with product goals.
  • Strong organizational skills -- you value documentation and pay close attention to small details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player - everyone contributes ideas and we are an ego-free group.


  • Experience working with IP.
  • Serious passion for games—you are a gamer, and have been for years.
  • Innovative thinker with creative problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of live operations requirements, content, and planning.
  • Takes accountability and ownership of projects from start to finish.
  • Able to multi-task like a pro.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation for this role. The range listed is just one component of Jam City's total compensation package for employees, which may also include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, certifications, location, business needs, or market demands. This range is based on a full-time position. This range may be modified in the future. In addition, Jam City provides a variety of benefits to employees, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, parental leave, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, life, disability, and accident insurance. Pay Range: $67,000 — $118,000 salary per year.

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We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more.Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

About Jam City

Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.Led by CEO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.

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