Systems Designer

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JOB TITLE:          Systems Designer

LOCATION:          Novato, US

FUNCTION:          Game Design

REPORTS TO:     Senior Designer

CONTRACT:         Perm


What We Need:

Hangar 13 is in search of an experienced and highly skilled Systems Designer who has a passion for economy and game balance. You enjoy games with deep Meta systems, and you live, eat, sleep, breathe Excel.

What You Will Do:


Ownership of some of the meta-game, economy, and progression systems

Work with game designers, gameplay engineers, artists, and animators to implement, tune and balance gameplay systems

Evangelize core gameplay features to the rest of the team and help developing best practices for other team members working with the gameplay systems

Ensure that players can use the tools provided to play the game in multiple, equal compelling ways

Analyze, validate and incorporate from feedback from the team and external user testing


Who We Think Will Be A Good Fit:


2+ years of experience in internal game development, with emphasis on Systems Design or Economy Design

At least 1 shipped title as a system designer

Experience with AAA titles, multiplayer games and/or live game design experience preferred

Visual Scripting experience (working knowledge of LUA is a plus)

Experience and deep working knowledge of economy systems and balance tuning

An excellent proficiency with Excel is required; experience with other simulation and tuning tools a plus 

Innovative thinker with creative problem-solving skills

Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

Strong understanding of development processes, workflows, and tools

Ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment, while delivering under deadlines and time constraints


Who We Are:


Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”

Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic).

We work collaboratively across our 4 locations to develop games as one global team. Each of our locations provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console in a diverse and inclusive environment!

Located just 30 minutes north of San Francisco and 30 minutes south of Napa Valley wine country, Hangar 13’s Novato location has found its home within 2K’s headquarters in Northern California. Situated in Hamilton Landing inside a renovated United States Air Force base hangar, you will find our talented and passionate team within invigorating Marin County. You can walk out the door and explore famous hiking and mountain biking trails as well as the gorgeous coastline. In addition to working in an exceptional setting conducive to Hangar 13’s inclusive and creatively diverse work environment, the Bay Area also provides employees with access to vibrant nightlife, world-class cuisine, local farmers markets, great public schools, and cultural metropolitan experiences. Onsite amenities include fully equipped break areas, company sponsored food trucks and raffle prizes, new state of the art gym, subsidized fitness classes and massage therapy, electric car charging stations and much more! We are only 5 minutes off of highway 101 and a 15-minute walk from the nearest SMART station.


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