Senior Systems Designer 2


Ready At Dawn

Senior Systems Designer

Ready At Dawn is looking for a Senior Systems Designer to join us in creating high profile original titles in VR, ranging from social and competitive multiplayer to character driven action and adventure single-player games. The Senior Systems Designer collaborates with design, engineering, and animation teams to create varied and compelling systems across the full spectrum of our games in development.

An ideal candidate is a self-starting autonomous  problem-solver with strong systems design skills and hands-on experience with creating diverse systems and is excited to play a key role in executing our game’s vision.


  • Working hand in hand with other developers to take system concepts to shipping quality
  • Design, implement, and balance diverse gameplay systems
  • Ability to discuss design concepts at a high level, in formal and impromptu settings. Be able to describe at the low level, in detail, the gameplay systems the player will engage with to ensure a compelling experience
  • Create and maintain design documents to share ideas, concepts, and design specifications in helpful, clear formats
  • Take a hands-on approach in realizing robust gameplay systems
  • Participate in prototyping and testing efforts to prove-out gameplay systems
  • Ability to sustain game systems in a live environment
  • Ability to anticipate, prioritize, and organize work to meet objectives
  • Show a passion for the systems design aspect of videogame development


  • 5+ years as a systems designer with multiple games shipped
  • Ability to mentor less experienced Systems Designers
  • Expert knowledge of eclectic gameplay systems
  • The ability to analyze best practices for gameplay systems based on a specific game
  • Comfortable working in a live game situation with constant updates and new content
  • Strong communicator both written and verbal
  • Can work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of industry scripting tools

Location: Irvine, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-11