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Lead Systems Designer – AAA Console/PC Games – The Netherlands – Permanent

Location: Amsterdam Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


OPM’s client, one of Europe’s leading game development companies who have been established for almost 20 years, are currently looking for a Lead Systems Designer to join their team in The Netherlands.

The Lead System Designer will oversee the design and development of key gameplay systems that form the core of their games. As the successful candidate, you will head up the System Design team and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality.


  • Manage, organize and mentor the System Design team, setting quality standards and goals and assisting and supporting them in their learning of good work practices
  • Oversee the design and development of the features and systems needed to achieve the vision and pillars established by the Game Director
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, and present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase quality
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality
  • Collaborate with the data analytics and player research teams to further the understanding of the player experience and quality


  • Extensive experience working on multiple AAA games in a Design role and shipped at least one AAA title
  • Deep understanding of all phases of AAA game development, from early concepts to post-launch support
  • You have a creative and analytical mind
  • You are comfortable speaking to the press or audiences
  • Broad experience with the various aspects of Game Design is beneficial
  • If you have experience with the development of Open World games, it will be a plus

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

Tagged as: Systems Design

Tags: Systems Design Categories: Creative , Design


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