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full time Senior Systems Designer

at Demiurge Studios in Cambridge, MA

Demiurge Studios is seeking a visionary Systems Designer to play a lead role conceiving, creating, and perfecting our next product!

You know the heart of a game lies in its systems and rules. You create interlocking systems that lead players into making fun decisions, that unlock slowly to reveal layers of depth, and that support the motivations of characters, story, and players. You’ve learned how to cultivate systems that grow over time, and you have a proven track record of handing out fun for free (but players want to pay you anyways). With your encyclopedic knowledge of game mechanics you can say what the right tool is. Because you possess a deep empathy for your players and an arsenal of clever of algorithms, you understand how to use those tools.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with team management in an iterative, agile development process
  • Model and own complex game economies and systems based on high-level game concepts
  • Author and refine game design documentation
  • Provide both high-level game design direction and hands-on system design development
  • Review the design team’s output and mentor junior designers
  • Collaborate with art and programming teams in support of the game design
  • Analyze, interpret then react to gameplay data and key performance indicators
  • Conceive, design, and pitch original intellectual properties

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of video game industry experience as a lead or senior Game Designer
  • At least one complete product cycle on a free-to-play mobile or PC title
  • Deep understanding of free-to-play mechanics and implications
  • Reliable scheduling and time management skills
  • Ability to learn new tools and workflows with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Highly proficient with Excel
  • Passion for Video Games!
  • A four year degree or equivalent experience
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

PREFERENCE TO APPLICANTS WITH

  • Game programming or scripting experience
  • Strong math skills
  • Outside interests!

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