Senior Systems Designer

Create the Unexpected with us.

We’re SuperNatural, a video game studio that’s all about intensely unexpected fun.

Our team includes industry veterans who’ve worked on award-winning 90-plus-rated games, and now we’re building an original title and need talented and passionate people to help make it happen. Whether you’re new to the industry or want to make more of an impact, if you have a unique point of view and insatiable curiosity, we want to hear from you.

We value mentoring over dictating and diversity over uniformity. While we embrace creative tension and different points of view, our success depends on being a cohesive, collaborative team. That’s why at SuperNatural you’ll find a safe and supportive environment where openness and empathy rule.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a Senior Systems Designer.

WHAT YOU’LL OWN

  • Define, model and refine the core progression and monetization systems for a brand new Free to Play IP.

  • Develop and improve these systems, maximizing player motivation over the full life cycle with a focus on player satisfaction, long-term retention and engagement.

  • Champion true hybrid monetization systems that provide value to the player’s freedom and choice on how to engage and progress.

  • Define and collect qualitative data (playtest, usability, and customer feedback) and quantitative data (telemetry and analytics) to inform your designs.

  • Mentor a small team of designers, reviewing their work, providing relevant feedback, and helping them to succeed and grow their skills.

  • Creating design docs, drawings, diagrams, flowcharts, and any other necessary documents to clearly communicate design functionality and vision.

  • Understand and anticipate trends on the Global market, player skill gaps and progression/rewards expectations.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • You’ll be comfortable with designing commercially successful systems for a games-as-a-service title. This sort of comfort would probably come from working 5+ years in systems design but we’re happy to meet you if you’ve gotten there by other means.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with an emphasis on game design, economics, math, statistics and/or psychology, behavioral neuroscience

  • Proven expertise in free to play systems design, product management, monetization strategy, economy design.

  • Champion an approach to system design that has an adaptive foundation, being prepared for many user types and discovered emergent player behaviors.

  • Mastery at working with spreadsheets, SQL, Machinations.io or other tools for modelling and data analysis

  • Experience with data analysis, KPI impact analysis and metrics based decision making. We make data-informed decisions on where to focus our curiosity.

  • Ability to deconstruct, analyze and communicate why best in class game systems add value with clear understanding of trade offs.

  • Strong understanding of UX design including creating wireframes and user flows.

  • Experience with managing system design processes and leading a team of designers.

WHAT WOULD BE HANDY TO HAVE

  • A cross-disciplinary skill like art, writing, engineering, etc.

  • A thoughtful understanding of the emergent engagement loop between game players – content creators and viewers.

  • A history of being a thought leader at the companies you have worked for in the past.

  • Experience with Unreal Engine and blueprints.

  • Familiarity with basic finance (P&L).

  • Experience collaborating with globally distributed teams.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Flexible working hours
  • A hybrid work environment with remote-friendly culture. Our studio is in Vancouver, Canada but we have people working across the US and Canada.
  • A generous benefits package, both for US and Canadian team members, and competitive compensation that gets reviewed on the regular
  • Tight team members whose passion, trust and mutual respect will inspire you to elevate your own expectations of yourself
  • The opportunity to work in true cross-functional teams, delivering on our promise of surprisingly unexpected fun

 

Interested? Excellent. Email us at becurious@supernaturalstudios.com with your resume and tell us why we’re a great fit for each other. Can’t wait to meet you!