DIGIT Game Designer (Systems)

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DIGIT is Ireland’s largest games developer, home to a talented team of over 80 people from all over the world and the creators of free-to-play MMO mobile strategy games. Our first game, Kings of the Realm, became a top grossing game in over 50 countries. Our latest project Star Trek™ Fleet Command, an immersive F2P mobile MMO, launched worldwide in November 2018 with the goal to redefine strategy gaming on mobile.

We’re on the hunt for a talented Systems Designer. The successful candidate will use their grasp for numbers combined with a detailed understanding of gameplay loops to create a balanced and high performing user experience. Working closely with the design, data analytics, and LiveOps teams, you will deal with complex data on a daily basis in order to communicate and implement design requirements and solutions.

You’ll be working on free-to-play MMO games with millions of users, with economies the size of small countries, multiple currencies, resources, and virtual items. Or you will join the combat team, having a full understanding of the game’s stats, interconnecting abilities and buff system. You will be aware of every other system in the game and how they connect to your own area of ownership.

We believe in trust, honest communication and a high level of ownership.

Here's what you will be doing:

  • Take ownership of the design and balancing of dedicated game systems
  • Work closely with our Lead Game Designer to maintain and advance your area of ownership
  • Aid the LiveOps teams in creating tournaments, events and special offers
  • Assist other Game Designers with systems design and spreadsheet modelling.
  • Work closely with our dev teams to ensure the correct implementation of designs
  • Work closely with analytics to build a full understanding of the state of your area of ownership and the impact of changes.
  • Playtest, balance, and provide feedback on new game systems.
  • Conduct competitor analysis and design teardowns.

To do this job, you will need:

  • Proficient in excel and large spreadsheet/data management.
  • Experienced in designing and modelling for game economies or complex combat systems in a released game
  • Strong knowledge of content distribution
  • Excellent communication and team working skills, in order to effectively work with Game Design and Product teams
  • A strong passion for games

While not mandatory, below are some nice to haves:

  • Two released titles or equivalent live experience as a Game/Systems Designer
  • Relevant qualifications in Computing, Maths, Statistics, and/or Economics
  • Excel VBA or scripting experience
  • Strong understanding of event-driven live operations in mobile games
  • Strong understanding of systems driven player owned narrative
  • An avid player of F2P mobile strategy games

Perks of the job, to name a few:

  • Relocating? We’ve relocated over 40 people from all over the world, from your flights to accommodation on arrival, we have you and your family covered
  • Health & Dental insurance for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Various weekly social events for you to get to know the city and your colleagues
  • For more information check out www.digitgaming.com

At DIGIT we are committed to creating a supportive work environment with a diverse team and a positive atmosphere. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability or age.

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