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Senior Systems Designer - BigBox


You are a talented Game Designer looking to build the next generation of online, multiplayer games for Meta Quest. You excel at thinking in spreadsheets to design systems for live service games and you also love iterating on the intangible fun of moment-to-moment gameplay. You are a self-starting problem-solver with a strong vision for gameplay progression and an expert at prototyping, refining and implementing game systems that keep a variety of players coming back.

Senior Systems Designer - BigBox Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and tune game systems including economies, player abilities, weapons, gear, customization, metagame.
  • Understand, in detail, best practices for gameplay systems based on design trends.
  • Prototype, playtest and iterate gameplay on a daily basis to prove the fun as early as possible.
  • Create clear and organized design documentation that concisely communicate requirements and success criteria.
  • Create simulations and data modeling of systems to measure intended results before implementation.
  • Work closely with the analytics team to monitor and optimize the performance of game systems in the live environment.
  • Review and distill down successful and unsuccessful implementations of systems and gameplay mechanics to reveal opportunities for improvement.
Minimum Qualifications:

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  • 5+ years of game design experience and at least 2 full development cycles as a systems designer.
  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining metagame systems in a live product.
  • Experience with gameplay mechanics and systems for Free-to-Play games, including microtransaction and social features.
  • Proven communication skills and the experience to make complex designs easy to understand.
  • An innate sense for what players find fun particularly in game balance, player goals, and progression.
  • Experienced creating innovative new systems and enhance existing ones.
  • Experience acting on feedback from stakeholders to iterate and improve on designs.
  • Knows when to continue developing work in progress, pivot, or reset and restart for the best outcome.
  • Interest for playing games and understanding their underlying elements, particularly RPG's and First Person Shooters.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong background in VR or AR
  • Experience with other aspects of design (level design, mission)
About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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Job ID: a1K2K00000905V5UAI
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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