Systems Designer (Temporary)

Mar 15, 2024
Edmonton, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

BioWare creates games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds. It operates primarily out of Edmonton (Alberta, CAN) and Austin (Texas, USA) creating some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles since 1995. The studio is currently working on future game experiences for the Mass Effect™ franchise, one of the highest rated video game series of all time, and the Dragon Age™ franchise, whose latest entry won 150+ Game of the Year awards.

The Systems Designer will report to the System Design Supervisor

This is a temporary contract role


You will:

  • Design, own, and implement design systems in an iterative environment for an action RPG.

  • Plan out fun and intentional experiences at both macro and micro levels.

  • Use proprietary toolset to design and implement logic for design systems.

  • Evaluate and implement design feedback from all relevant sources.

  • Create and maintain design documentation.

  • Analyze and debug issues within content, working with QV partners to test and build confidence in deliverables.


  • At least 1+ years of experience as a Systems Designer.

  • Good understanding of action and RPG gameplay mechanics

  • Familiar with visual scripting languages such as Unreal Blueprint or FrostEd Schematics

  • Familiar with RPG mechanics design across a breadth of genres

  • An understanding and passion for Character Building, especially through skill progression and itemization

  • A working knowledge of standard industry game engines, design toolsets and production pipelines.

  • Experience collaborating with others to achieve a design

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