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Senior Progression Designer, New World

Amazon Games Studios

Irvine, CA 02-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
We are looking for a Progression Designer to join the New World team. New World is an Open World MMO that pits players against the haunted wilderness of Aeternum, a mysterious island in the twilight of the Age of Exploration

Key job responsibilities
As a Progression Designer, you will be a key part of the team that owns the progression, crafting and reward systems in New World. You will collaborate with other designers to create chase worthy gear and maintain systems that keep players engaged in content. The ideal candidate has an understanding of what makes rewards in New World compelling.

Key job responsibilities include:
- Define and implement rewards for all content in New World
- Implement a rewards map and plan for future content
- Balance existing rewards and respond to feedback around the live game
- Help balance and maintain the player driven economy
- Design and implement new systems related to crafting and player progression

About the team
We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Irvine, CA, USA


3+ years of Games Industry (supporting title Development, Release, or Live Ops) experience
2+ years as a content/progression/systems designer.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Equivalent Experience


Familiarity with New World
Deep understanding of progression, gearing, and end games in MMOs
Data analysis proficiency
Experience designing, implementing and managing large numbers of game assets
Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $72,700/year in our lowest geographic market up to $175,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rnnqqk-44-200-77-92-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $72,700 to $175,000 Per Year ($ USD)