Senior Systems Designer

Bethesda Game Studios - Austin, Design

Bethesda Game Studios Austin is seeking a talented Senior Systems Designer to join our growing team. Senior Systems Designers are responsible for the design, implementation, balance, and upkeep of game systems. The ideal candidate will be able to work as a strong individual contributor as well as drive a multidisciplinary strike team to create high quality features and content.

Responsibilities

  • Create easy to follow design documentation
  • Ability to get hands-on and implement gameplay elements in our proprietary toolset
  • Prototype new ideas and systems with existing tools and game script
  • Drive new features and content as a strike team Product Owner
  • Collaborate with artists, engineers and other designers in strike teams
  • Provide feedback and guidance to other members of design
  • Work closely with design leadership to ensure consistency, scope, and quality of systems
  • Work with analytics team to review the success of current systems and initiatives as well as propose new solutions
  • Assist in mentoring junior members of the design team

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with a variety of established game toolsets
  • Experience and skill with one or more text-based scripting languages
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment with cross disciplinary groups
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in a design capacity on PC or console games
  • Experience shipping a AAA game or patching/maintaining a live game
  • Experience designing multiplayer game systems
  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Expert user with Excel
  • Excellent math skills
  • Candidate must be willing to take a short design test that includes both scripting and design sections

Desired Skills

  • Experience creating mods or content for BGS games using the CreationKit
  • Strong knowledge and interest in Fallout lore
  • Solid debugging experience with text-based script languages
  • Open World Sandbox game experience

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.