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System Design Lead

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-03-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a Lead Systems Designer to join our dynamic team and contribute to various aspects of systems design for our collaboration with Disney. You'll be at the heart of the team, designing and implementing game systems that delight, engage, and retain players. You'll also be a key figure in discussions around new features, using your experience to help steer early ideas in the best direction.

In this role, you will
• Design, prototype, and iterate on various complex design systems that support the core gameplay and creative vision
• Work closely with Leads to develop and validate a thoughtful metagame experience
• Work with Production and your Leads to identify and prioritize work essential for creating these systems
• Take charge of driving the design and implementation of these systems to a high standard
• Generate documentation and use spreadsheets and flow charts to model game systems and account for how different types of players will interact with them
• Fine-tune the player experience through playtesting, iteration, game balancing, and rebalancing, and continuously look for ways to improve or expand on the game experience

What we're looking for
• 7+ years of experience shipping multiple AAA titles as a Game Designer
• 2+ years in a Lead Game Designer role, including experience managing or leading a team
• Excellent knowledge of development tools, game engines (preferably UE 4/5), and pipelines
• A solid understanding of game design principles including core experience, retention, player progression, player motivations, balance, and more
• Ability to take ownership and communicate initiatives to ensure they are completed on time and in line with the design vision

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1k61v-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.