Free-to-Play Economy Designer

Product · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Product
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation DOE

Free-to-Play Economy Designer 

We are currently looking for a Free-to-Play Economy Designer. This role is directly integrated into our development teams, working with the content and feature teams to continually improve our live idle games, such as Idle Distiller as well as two more unannounced titles.. Your primary focus will be the integration of new levels & events, as well as designing, prioritizing, running and analyzing balancing experiments and other iterative improvements.

We offer flexible hours to accommodate real lives (the ones outside of the office too!), a good-natured and nerdy group of peers, the opportunity to make an impact on the work you do.  Kano is headquartered in beautiful Victoria, BC, but the position is open for remote work anywhere in Canada, with colleagues already in Ontario, Québec, & Nova Scotia. 




  • Integrate new levels and events into existing games via Unity & Google Sheets.
  • Manage the data & tools for segmented balancing experiments to achieve statistically relevant results.
  • Reverse engineer & research competing products to equip the team with accurate statistics and feature breakdowns.
  • Monitor live performance health metrics to help the development team detect potential issues and the most relevant segments, 
  • Regular game play of our Idle titles.


Required skills


  • 1+ years of experience on a live ops Free-to-Play video game in a balancing, economy or integration role.
  • Basic understanding of statistical math (sample size, margin of error, confidence level)
  • Very comfortable with Google Spreadsheets
  • Comfortable with Unity
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Attention to detail, meticulous and organized working habits. Ability to multi-task and to adapt easily to change.


About Kano


Bootstrapped in 2008, we have been a profitable and growing game studio for over a decade. With hits like Free Rider HD and Mob Wars LCN (Top 100 grossing app on Facebook), and our growing idle games library including Idle Distiler (Top 100 grossing simulation game on Android), we hope to contribute to the world by connecting people through play.


Locally owned and headquartered in downtown Victoria, BC, we believe in giving small teams of talented people challenging problems and getting out of their way. That’s why we look for the best and brightest to join our team; people who have talent, vision, and commitment.


Check out this article If you'd like to get some insight into our hiring process, our employee manual to understand how and why we do things the way we do, and this fun little video for an intro to the team!  


  • 2020 Great Place to Work - Best Workplaces in Canada - Less than 100 Employees
  • 2019 Great Place to Work - British Columbia
  • 2019 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Finalist
  • 2018 VIATEC Company of the Year (11-49 Employees) - Winner
  • 2018 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Finalist
  • 2017 VIATEC Company of the Year (11-49 employees) - Finalist
  • 2014 VIATEC Employer of the Year - Winner
  • A results-driven company with a compassionate culture
  • Health, dental and vision benefits
  • Uncapped profit share program
  • Opportunity to work on game projects that are enjoyed by millions of players worldwide!
  • Ability to make a difference. Have an idea? Talk directly with leadership about it instead of running through layers of bureaucracy


*Kano is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law*

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
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