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Game Designer I

About Machine Zone

Machine Zone is a global leader in mobile gaming with a track record of delivering some of the world’s most successful mobile games including Game of War, Mobile Strike, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire and Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos. It combines the power of technology and creative vision to create experiences that connect people from all corners of the globe. Machine Zone’s real time engine (RTE) powers everything from player acquisition to real time game operations. The scale and speed of Machine Zone’s RTE allows the continuous optimization of engagement and experience. Machine Zone was acquired by AppLovin (NASDAQ: APP) in May 2020.


We are looking for a Game Designer I to join the Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos team within MZ. In this role, you will be reporting into the Lead Game Designer and work closely with a feature pod on the team, as well as other members of the game design team. You will be responsible for design and spec writing on new features, as well as their implementation. 


  • Be a member of a feature pod for Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos

  • Support game design needs for that feature pod, such as writing specs and implementing game data

  • Maintain strong communication with the team so they understand the “why” 

  • Enact goal oriented game design

  • Design and implement game balance and economy for new features in accordance with larger game strategies

  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, data analysts, UI, Art, CS, and QA

  • Become an expert in your product area by analyzing industry trends, competition, and relevant markets

  • Dig deep into analytics to make sound decisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Deep familiarity with games

  • Ability to write game specs

  • Ability to implement game data in google sheets

  • Some familiarity with Perforce, JIRA, Slack


AppLovin provides a competitive total compensation package with a pay for performance rewards approach. Total compensation at AppLovin is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Depending on the position offered, equity, and other forms of incentive compensation (as applicable) may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to dental, vision, and other benefits.

Bay Area base pay range; Total compensation package commensurate with experience

$73,000—$112,000 USD

Machine Zone is an AppLovin Studio. AppLovin makes technologies that help businesses of every size connect to their ideal customers. The company provides end-to-end software and AI solutions for businesses to reach, monetize and grow their global audiences. For more information about AppLovin, visit:

To deliver on this mission, our global team is composed of team members with life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that mirror our developers and customers around the world. At AppLovin, we are intentional about the team and culture we are building, seeking candidates who are outstanding in their own right and also demonstrate their support of others.

Fortune recognized AppLovin as one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022, and is a Certified Great Place to Work in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Check out the rest of our awards HERE.


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