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Do you love the challenge of designing great gameplay? Does the idea of collaborating with a large team to align on a core vision and guide it through development excite you? Do you obsess over the minutiae of tuning camera FOV/shake changes, controller rumble values, and other behind the scenes knobs? Are you a game designer looking to work on AAA games with talented and passionate people in a team environment? If so, we have the job for you! Bungie is looking for a passionate, creative, and hard-working Gameplay Designer for Destiny.

As an Armor Gameplay Designer, you will work closely with the entire Armor Team designing, crafting, and implementing a robust sandbox of gameplay systems and content. You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to drive a holistic gameplay experience. You will contribute to the design processes to ensure our work is as awesome as it can be!


  • Creatively drive compelling second-to-second gameplay experiences

  • Collaboratively design, implement and balance top notch gameplay systems, such as new exotic armors, mods, and build crafting systems

  • Make the gameplay experience accessible to as many people as possible

  • Work with audio, VFX and animation artists to make in-game cause and effect clear to players

  • Drive to develop well understood goals that match the creative direction of the game

  • Exercise strong player empathy to put yourself in the shoes of players with various competencies, desires, and skill levels


  • A strong passion for game feel with a focus on the mechanics and philosophies that drive it

  • Portfolio demonstrating the drive to make great feeling action gameplay

  • Intuitive understanding of how second-to-second action games work and why people play them

  • Good understanding of game engines, technology, and the game development process

  • Experience with many modes of online play

  • Passion for collaboration with designers, artists, programmers, musicians, testers, and producers to achieve a common goal

  • Dedication to contributing to a positive work environment

  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

  • Willingness to explore a variety of ideas in pursuit of excellent design

  • Ability to deliver and receive feedback on design in a constructive and positive way

  • Ability to explore, develop, and drive features over multiple releases

Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.

Bellevue Pay Range

$98,000—$129,000 USD

Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:

  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position

  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date

  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually

  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked

Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!

Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.