Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Systems Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. Our Senior Systems Designer would live and breathe math, spreadsheets and charts. They would believe in data, logs and playtesting. They can break down a system into its component parts and build it back up blindfolded. They must work well with others, enjoy and seek out collaboration, and to receive, act on, and supply constructively critical feedback. A passion for Massively Multiplayer RPGs is required!


  • Design, prototype, champion and implement one or more core gameplay systems that may include: core experience, player progression, itemization, combat or classes

  • Maintain overall balance between multiple gameplay systems

  • Develop and maintain documentation of owned systems

  • Continually iterate, balance and tune features and gameplay based on feedback from team, QA and playtesting

  • Communicate, coordinate and participate in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-studio team environment

  • Be adaptable, detail-oriented, well organized and a great communicator


  • 5+ years of game development experience in a systems designer role.

  • Shipped multiplayer titles on the current generation of consoles or PC.

  • Background in an object-oriented scripting or programming language.

  • Passion for games and game development.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong ability to deconstruct high-level gameplay systems and creative direction into specific technical details, features and tasks.

  • Ability to work in highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, iterative environment, while delivering under deadlines and time constraints.

  • Ability to learn new development tools and technologies.

  • Unreal 4 experience is a major plus

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter which should include:

    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid

    • What games you are currently playing

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. Please note that while positions are currently remote due to the COVID-19 situation, they are expected to be on-site at our San Diego studio when regular office practices resume.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly