Our team of developers is growing, and we are on the hunt for a Systems Designer to join the Diablo IV team. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we might be a phenomenal fit for you.
As a Systems Designer on the Diablo IV team, you'll play a crucial role in shaping and refining game systems, mechanics, and balance to elevate the player experience. Your focus will be on live game balance, contributing to the ongoing success of the game and ensuring player satisfaction.
What You'll do:
Assist in designing and developing gameplay systems, mechanics, and features to enhance player engagement and enjoyment.
Contribute to the continuous assessment and adjustment of game balance, including character abilities, items, enemies, and progression.
Collaborate on the design of itemization systems, including loot tables, rarity, and affixes, to create a satisfying and diverse item progression experience.
Support in creating and balancing player character skills, abilities, and talent systems to provide meaningful choices for character customization.
Assist in the design of character progression systems, such as leveling, experience, and skill trees, to deliver a rewarding and immersive player journey.
Utilize scripting tools to contribute to the creation, iteration, and balance of game mechanics and systems.
Collaborate with user-testing teams during play-balancing, providing valuable feedback.
What You Bring:
3-5 years of experience in game design, with a focus on system design and balance, particularly in live-service games.
A solid understanding and passion for the Diablo franchise, with a vision for maintaining its identity while evolving its systems.
Familiarity with game development tools and programming/scripting languages.
Exposure to live-service game development and post-launch content updates is a plus.
Previous involvement in action RPG titles.
Ability to write high and low-level documentation using tools like PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio, etc.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all the qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $97,200.00 - $179,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.