Game Designer

Paris, FR /
Design – Art /
Zenly was created because we wanted an easy way to know what our friends were doing. Naturally we created an app - a map that lets you see your friends and what they’re up to. Millions of people around the world have since made us realize that Zenly goes beyond letting you know what your friends are doing. It actually brings you to spend more time with the people who matter most and moves you a little closer to them even when you can’t. We’re a small team of <60 passionate people determined to offer an alternative to products that were meant to connect us but only alienated us. An alternative that represents a true reflection of your world and those you care most about.
Try it out with your people on the App Store OR Google Play Store. 🤪

🤓What's the role about?

We are looking for a Game Designer to help us shape the future of maps at Zenly. Working closely with the Art and Product teams, the Game Designer will be responsible to build features to bring people closer to those they care about. This role sits at the intersection of Product and Game design in order to concept, prototype and implement next gen hero features for Zenly users worldwide.

🎨What you'll do as a Game Designer:

    • Work at the intersection between Game and Product design to develop a host of novel features
    • Alongside a multidisciplinary team of artists, designers and engineers, quickly prototype new opportunities to bring users closer to the people they care most for
    • Translate high level ideas into world class features, game mechanics and experiences
    • Develop UX guidelines for maps at Zenly including: interactions, gestures, zoom definitions and camera angles
    • Stay close to your designs throughout implementation, driving feedback and iteration to ensure the feature is world class
    • Measure the success of features in collaboration with product, growth, and engineering partners
    • Gain deep understanding of the Zenly community

🌟What skills and experience will make you thrive:

    • 3+ years game design experience within a studio environment, having worked on one Free-to-Play or Pay-to-Play title with a significant amount of daily active users
    • Samples of your game design work. This could include videos, links to live games, concept art and mechanics documents
    • Ability to adapt to different art and game styles
    • Flexible with technology and open to changing your workflow to fit the team
    • Passion for app design and instinct for what makes a social product great
    • Experience working on networked games

🤩Nice to have:

    • Experience producing 3D models for games, mobile apps, or other real-time 3D related products using 3DS Max, Maya, Blender or other tools
    • Have used data to inform gameplay both in design and once shipped
    • Solid art skills - drawing or digital painting
    • Familiarity with Zenly - our map, art style, features and community

😎What to expect:

    • Have direct impact, in days, on the company growth
    • Be part of a company with ethics, work alongside smart people
    • Build a product that brings people closer to their friends and family
👋Wait! there is more?

We take great pride in our spacious, fun and light-filled office in the Bastille area of Paris. We want to make everyone at Zenly as comfortable as possible, here’s an overview of what an offer at Zenly comes with:

• Compensation:
- Competitive compensation, including RSUs for every permanent employee (this means free Snap shares)
- Relocation and visa procedures support. We cover all expenses associated with the move and obtaining your visa (if applicable). We’ll even help you find somewhere to call home in Paris
- Lots of vacation: between 30 and 35 paid days off not including bank holidays 
- Allowance boost: in addition to your base salary, we offer a monthly international phone allowance (€95), a monthly well-being allowance (€75), and a monthly lunch allowance (€352)
- 100% reimbursement of your public transportation subscription

• Learning:
- Everything you need to grow in your role and accelerate your learning and development: from the millions of books in our office, to online courses, to coaching. The list is always growing and you can help shape it.
- Language classes (Japanese, French, and English)

• Health & Wellness:
- 100% coverage of your health insurance for you and your partner
- In addition to the best healthcare system in the world, we offer additional medical, dental and optical insurance for you and your family
- Weekly yoga and meditation classes (in the office or via Zoom)
- Parental leave: between 16 and 26 weeks for new parents (including adoption)
- Nursery/Day Care support. For a smooth transition upon returning to work after your parental leave, we’ve partnered with a nursery/day care organisation to ensure a spot for Zenly parents during the year

• Office:
- Rest and fun areas: chill zone, ping pong table, climbing wall, green atrium, LOTS of natural light
- Pet-friendly office 🐕
- Free drinks and snacks of all kinds (homemade pastry, bread, fruit, etc.) everyday :)

• Fun: regular drinks, and trips abroad every year with the whole team (French Alps, Sicily, Majorca, Marrakesh)

PS: We are more interested in your experiences, past and current projects than your résumé.
We’d rather hear about those and what you think you’ll bring to the team 🙌