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Systems Designer (Combat)

Division: Bethesda Game Studios | Department: Design | Location: Rockville , MD, US

Bethesda Game Studios is seeking a talented Systems Designer (Combat) to join our growing team.  In this role, the Systems Designer will assist with the design of critical game systems and work on dedicated features, with a focus on combat balancing, for current and next generation AAA games. 


  • Create and maintain specific game systems, which includes general design, balance, rules and interface
  • Prototype and iterate on new game mechanics as well as modify and improve existing ones
  • Collaborate with artists, programmers and fellow designers to develop and refine systems
  • Design and implement large amounts of game assets
  • Conceptualize, create and maintain game design documentation throughout the project cycle


  • Design credit on a shipped console title
  • Previous experience with game system development and balance
  • Ability to adjust systems to find the “sweet spot” between challenge and immersion
  • Experience in balancing combat
  • Experience with action and/or RPG systems design
  • Experience playing previous Bethesda Games Studios games
  • High passion, team player
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity and/or experience with the Bethesda Game Studios Creation Kit  

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