Game Economist

Job Description

Posted on: 
December 10, 2021

At Delphi we’re all avid gamers and we see crypto gaming as one of the most exciting verticals in the space. Delphi’s ties with the gaming space go back a long time, with our first paid consulting engagement in 2018 involving researching the blockchain gaming space. Since then, we’ve been intimately involved with the play-to-earn space, having designed the token economies and led the seed rounds for Axie Infinity, Yield Guild and a host of others launching soon.

We are seeking a Game Economist to join our team to help take our involvement to the next level by leveraging our learnings from past experience to advise and incubate new games with well-crafted economic designs.
This role would suit someone who is highly passionate about gaming and the potential for play-to-earn and token incentives to shape the future of the gaming industry. You are self-managed and able to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. You have a strong analytical mindset and apply strategic thinking to develop new ideas and primitives. You work well with others in a collaborative setting and enjoy engaging with others to bring new ideas to life.

How to apply


Along with your resume, submit a write-up with your analysis of a blockchain gaming project and it’s economic design, including how the current incentive structure works and any improvements that you believe would enhance the economics of the project. We will not be accepting submissions without this analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Working with cutting edge blockchain games to help design their in-game economies, including interactions between land, items and native tokens.
  • Working with cutting edge blockchain games to help design native tokens that adequately align incentives among key stakeholders.
  • Ongoing economic monitoring, data analysis, governance participation and recalibration of parameters for games that Delphi is involved in.
  • Working with traditional games to help them think through and implement their blockchain strategy.
  • Ability to analyze a game economy, player engagement and monetization data at a macro and micro level assisting our clients with performance and the ability to identify issues and opportunities while suggesting ways to optimize

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Passionate gamer, having participated and studied various games and in-game economies.
  • Knowledgeable about crypto generally and blockchain gaming paradigm in particular, including games like Axie Infinity.
  • Well versed in the trends and innovations across the blockchain gaming landscape.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of game design, ideally through direct experience working on games / gamified experiences.
  • Quantitative skills, comfortable with pulling, manipulating and extracting insights from data.
  • Excellent communication skills, a team player who enjoys thriving in collaboration.


Preferred Qualifications

  • NFT gaming experience: Whether as a project creator/contributor or gaming enthusiast.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to combine multiple concepts into new crypto gaming primitives.
  • Familiarity / interest in the Terra ecosystem as this is where most of our incubated projects are launching

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