Systems Designer

Bethesda Game Studios, Design

Bethesda Game Studios is looking for a talented Systems Designer to join our team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and consoles. In this role, the Systems Designer will assist with the design of critical game systems and work on dedicated features, like character abilities and combat balancing, for current and next generation AAA games. 


  • Create and maintain specific game systems, which includes general design, balance, rules and interface;
  • Balance and adjust systems to find the “sweet spot” between challenge and immersion;
  • 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.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with game system development and balance;
  • Design credit on at least one shipped console title;
  • Experience with action and/or RPG systems design;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Passion for Bethesda Game Studios titles;

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity and/or experience with the Bethesda Game Studios Creation Kit;
  • Systems design experience on a first-person game;
  • Experience in balancing combat.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.