Lead Systems Designer

Jan 28, 2024
Boston, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

For our new Boston studio, we are seeking a visionary, highly skilled Lead Systems Designer to build and mentor a new team in North America. You will contribute to creating worlds through design and its translation into systems enhancing the game’s experience. We are looking for someone who is talented, clever, collaborative, and passionate about role-playing games. 

Daily responsibilities

  • Close cooperation with our Design Director and the rest of the design teams in order to deliver consistent, engaging and player friendly systems into our game.
  • Create, develop, implement and manage game systems such as progression, crafting, crowd and population systems and more.  
  • Ensure that systems designs are clearly communicated to everyone involved in their implementation through documentation, meetings and relationships.
  • Management, mentorship and guidance of a team of systems designers.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert, sharing knowledge with the rest of the teams and improving the process of systems design.
  • Quality check and review ongoing development to ensure proper course corrections as often as needed.
  • Participation in reviews and providing feedback to the team.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in game systems design with at least one shipped AAA title.
  • Proven success in creating compelling and innovative systems in a role-playing game.
  • Experience in leading and mentoring a team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
  • Proficiency in clear communicating of complex concepts, including experience in creating detailed project documentation.
  • Passion for game systems design and the ability to effectively share knowledge with other team members. 
  • Proficiency in Unreal Engine, with experience in implementing and iterating game systems.
  • Very strong problem-solving abilities and openness for changes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate design ideas and concepts clearly.
  • Passion for role-playing games and a deep understanding of player expectations in the genre.

This job requires working in Boston, US.
Working mode: in-office in a hybrid or full-time capacity. 

  • Comprehensive Medical Package fully paid by the company.
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match percentage.
  • 20 days of paid vacation per year (26 days after 2 years of working at CD PROJEKT RED).
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement.
  • Office Perks.
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