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Are you on a mission to create games that bond players together into deeply invested communities? Would you like to work on something comedic with lighthearted and whimsical characters? Do you have fond memories of the time you've spent immersed in shared online worlds? Are you someone who thinks in systems, but knows it must be paired with surprising-and-delightful content?

As a Principal Content Designer, you will join a new incubation design team to build activity prototypes and content roadmaps. While this role is predominantly an IC (Individual Contributor) role, this position lives in the pragmatic intersection of gameplay systems, narrative, and technical toolsets, and will have significant impact on the direction of the game. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to turning a creative dream into a new franchise at Bungie.

We look for candidates who value joining a mission-focused team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.


  • Work closely with the project leads to uphold the vision of the game by deeply understanding the product and player needs.

  • Collaborate across multiple disciplines to create intrinsic joyful sandbox satisfaction and deepen connections between players in multiplayer spaces.

  • Define and drive player on-boarding experience design and live-service content roadmaps.

  • Provide clear goals and outcomes to teammates and build content to help sharpen vision where necessary.

  • Define content design craft bar through pillars, razors, and best practices to maintain consistency across the project.

  • Drive asks for tools improvements used to edit and maintain content and simulation data.

  • Collaborate daily with the team through nuanced feedback, design analyses, and frameworks.


  • Embrace a "we" culture in addition to being an outstanding collaborator and communicator.

  • Experience with guiding project workflow improvements with a focus on force multiplying others.

  • Experience with Unreal Engine development and a track record of teaching and on-boarding other content designers.

  • Experience managing/mentoring junior designers through career growth systems.

  • Excellent design and production instincts, ability to anticipate how small content changes might impact the broader game experience.

  • Experience shipping live updates to a successful on-going game community.


  • Interest in cozy, lighthearted simulation systems

  • Interest in dynamic/generative systems in simulation genres

  • Experience being part of online communities (guilds, clans, groups, etc) as a player or leader.

  • Interest in global gaming markets and the competitive gaming/esports landscape

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

$187,000—$215,000 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, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, 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.