Because you belong at Twilio.
The Who, What, Why and Where
You're a highly organized game designer who enjoys the challenges of creating an engaging and rewarding visceral experience for players through the use of level design, UI/UX, progression / pathing, rewards, and interactive components within the constraints of existing game lore, software, and content goals.
You're excited to work with stakeholders, including the player community and curriculum designers, to create game level experiences that effectively teach useful skills while also being genuinely fun for learners regardless of their background with education or gaming.
You're confident working with 2D tileset-based level creation through layered image map design generally, or Tiled specifically. You're experienced using web technology generally, or Phaser specifically.
You work well with stakeholders to collaborate on planning, and excel at taking the initiative to execute plans to accomplish goals in ways that align with the team's values even when specific steps need to be adapted due to changing circumstances.
As a Game Designer, you will live the Twilio Magic values:
BE BOLD: You will help us inspire and equip TwilioQuest players by working with our team, community members, and external teams to create viscerally rewarding gameplay experiences that deliver ever expanding curriculum options within the game.
BE INCLUSIVE: You’ll work with stakeholders to develop new game levels that deliver curriculum and tell engaging stories while staying true to both game lore and learning goals.
DRAW THE OWL: You will analyze and iterate on in-game rewards to keep players motivated to continue investing in their learning journey through points, loot drops, story development, and other visceral gameplay components.
DON’T SETTLE: You'll work with curriculum developers, community members, and external teams to ensure that levels are designed to deliver optimally ramping difficulty and skill training that works well within the game context and in ways that are engaging and effective for learners.
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. The goal of the TwilioQuest program is to create a delightful and impactful educational game, focused on practical engineering skills, where generations of software developers can discover their power to change the world with code. Through partnerships, evangelism, and enablement resources designed for students and educators, we are working to earn the opportunity to make TwilioQuest part of every new developer’s journey to learn their craft. We are growing and cultivating a community around TwilioQuest based on respect and mutual aid, where community members acknowledge the responsibility that comes with their power as a software developer.
Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development, and your entire employee experience. We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.
We employ diverse talent from all over the world and we believe great work can be done anywhere. Around the world, Twilio offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your loved ones. No matter where you are based, you will experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to do their best work and be the best version of themselves.
Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.
In accordance with applicable law, the following represents Twilio's reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation for this role if hired in Colorado. Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.
Salary range: $52.80/hour - $72.60/hour
Rest of Colorado:
Salary range: $46.20/hour - $63.52/hour