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Systems Designer

Methodical Games

Methodical Games

Raleigh, NC, USA · Remote · North Carolina, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Methodical Games is a newly formed studio built around a fundamental set of ideals; a lean talented team, direct cross-discipline collaboration, quick iteration, and developer-driven processes. Our goal is to foster a haven for developers to push the bounds of their craft and collaborate directly with other creative minds. As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on a detail oriented approach to game development with a focus on meticulously crafted gameplay. You might even call it an obsession. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all walks of life to join us in building something great.

We are looking for an experienced Systems Designer to design gameplay systems for a new IP built in Unreal Engine 5. Our ideal candidate has impeccable gameplay sensibilities, experience developing player progression and economy systems, a strong technical background, and has worked on a shipped game as a systems designer.


  • Develop gameplay systems, mechanics, and features that complement the game's core multiplayer action combat.

  • Design and implement economy and progression systems that reward player engagement and drive long-term retention.

  • Work with engineers and gameplay designers to iterate on mechanics and systems until they are fun and balanced.

  • Write and maintain concise documentation for features, systems, and gameplay mechanics.

  • Continually works with the design team to assess and adjust game balance to ensure a fair and rewarding experience for all players.

  • Play and give feedback on the game. Your voice matters.


  • 5+ years games industry experience as a Systems Designer or related role.

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Deep understanding of game math and its influence on player experience.

  • Ability to balance system design without compromising on the “feel” of the related gameplay mechanics.

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey abstract concepts verbally and in written documentation.

  • Excellent cross-department collaboration skills. We foster an inclusive and collaborative work space.

Nice to Have

  • Shipped games using the Unreal Engine.

  • Experience on a shipped console game.

  • Experience working on multiplayer games.

  • Experience working on a new game IP with a small team.

How we work

  • Methodical Games is a remote hybrid studio with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are building an office first culture centered around collaboration, but we are open to fully remote work depending on the position and candidate.

  • Everyone is a hands-on contributor and we believe in leading by example.

  • We’re a small cross-discipline team communicating directly with one another.

  • It is important to us to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and do their best work.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.

  • Generous equity and profit sharing.

  • Unlimited paid time off, paid annual holidays off, paid Winter break.

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered for employees.

  • 401(k) retirement plan and Flex Spending accounts.

  • Relocation assistance to the Raleigh area.

  • Centrally located office minutes from downtown Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. Walk to PNC Arena (home of the Carolina Hurricanes).

  • Garage parking with free EV charging!

Please be aware of recruitment scams. You will only be contacted by emails from @methodical.com or through our recruitment partner @newlvlrecruiting.com.