Systems Designer

Design Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland


Description

Oxide Games is looking for a Systems Designer to join our team, working on a new IP AAA game with a first party publisher. The ideal candidate has a previous experience as a designer in the videogame industry with a strong interest in statistics and probability, with experience in strategy games. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with team leadership to implement, balance, and bug fix gameplay features – you will be expected to own the balance and itemization of specific feature sets
  • Collaborate with the team to maintain the overall balance between multiple gameplay systems
  • Manage and mentor junior systems designers
  • Evaluate the game and collaborate with the team to provide feedback and directives for future iteration and work
  • Create and maintain design documentation, including feature specification and implementation guidelines
  • Create and maintain clear and functional excel spreadsheets, using cell math and/or VBA

Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years game experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with both conceptual and practical aspect of game design
  • Strong creative skills and ability to analyze with critical judgment
  • Ability to self-critique, open to constructive criticism, and able to listen and give feedbacks to others
  • Able to work well with all development disciplines
  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude, and a desire to be a team player
  • Able to work creatively in a demanding technical environment
  • The ability to learn and master new tools and techniques
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong mathematical background

As a plus: 

  • Technical background in programming or scripting in C++, XML, or C#
  • Strong skills in Excel and VBA scripting
  • Physical board game prototyping experience
  • Probability, statistics, or operations research knowledge and experience

At Oxide you will get the chance to work with all members of the team, both technical and non-technical. As a growing company there is lots of room for career advancement, agency, and responsibility.  You will be given the chance to take on more leadership responsibilities, manager roles, and mentor junior designers. Come work closely with cutting edge technology and industry leaders, join our talented team creating amazing games. 

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We are still functioning as a work-from-home studio, and all hiring and initial work can be performed remotely. The studio is open for fully vaccinated employees to come in full or part time if desired.  We are optimistic that in the future it will be safe again to gather and work locally at our game studio. We highly value in person collaboration; therefore, candidates are expected to be available to work on site when the time comes. 

Oxide Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides all employees and applicants an environment free of discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by Federal, state or local laws. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our team makes us all stronger and allows us to deliver the best games for everyone.