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Senior Systems Designer – VR Games – North West, UK – Permanent

Location: Manchester, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago


My Client, a leading AAA Game Development Studio, is currently looking for a Senior Systems Designer to join their new studio creating original games for VR. The studio aims to build a small, experienced team to create showcase Virtual Reality games.

The Successful Senior Systems Designer will have a strong track record of creating compelling game systems. Having shipped several successful games, you will be excited by the prospect of applying your system design knowledge to Virtual Reality.

You will join the team early in pre-production so will have a good opportunity to make your mark on the title.


  • Designing and creating compelling game systems, e.g. gameplay mechanics, upgrade systems, menu/front end interfaces, game economy balancing
  • Rapidly prototyping systems and mechanics using Unreal Engine 4
  • Ensuring the system design fits within the overall creative direction and intended audience of the game
  • Ensuring designs respect the technical constraints of the game technology
  • Testing & debugging of your systems
  • Revising your systems based on feedback, user test results & telemetry data
  • Collaborating with the rest of the team to ensure consistently high quality design across the game and well balanced difficulty & progression.


  • You will have shipped at least 2 successful games in senior systems design roles
  • Console experience is an advantage, as is AAA development
  • You will have experience of using 3D level editors and scripting systems, preferably Unreal Engine
  • You will know how to use telemetry data and the results of user tests to fine-tune and balance your systems

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

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to

Tagged as: Systems Design

Tags: Systems Design Categories: Creative , Design


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