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Systems Designer

Division: Bethesda Game Studios - Austin | Department: Design | Location: Austin , TX, US

Bethesda Game Studios is looking for a talented Systems Designer to join our growing team. In this role, the Systems Designer would be responsible for designing, balancing, and maintaining game systems.


  • Create and maintain easy to follow design documentation for compelling and accessible game systems
  • Get hands-on and implement gameplay elements and content in a proprietary toolset
  • Maintain and balance existing and future game systems
  • Prototype new ideas and systems with existing tools and game script
  • Identify problems with game systems and work to find good, achievable solutions
  • Work closely with design leadership to ensure consistency, scope, and quality of systems


  • 2+ years industry experience as a systems or gameplay designer
  • Experience with a variety of established game toolsets
  • Experience scripting or programming complex interactivity/gameplay
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with collaborative documentation tools
  • Expert user with Excel
  • Excellent math skills
  • Candidate must supply text-based scripting samples (2 to 3) that best demonstrate their scripting ability, or be willing to take a short scripting test of our choosing
  • Candidate must be willing to take a short Design test of our choosing

Desired Skills

  • Previous game industry experience
  • Experience playing previous Bethesda Games Studios games

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