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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and Guildford, UK – Sledgehammer Games is the videogame development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty®: WWII, and Call of Duty®: Vanguard. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our passionate employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.

We are constantly evolving and innovating – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our outstanding audio, design, engineering, and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love making games and we work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting upcoming projects.

Your Mission

We have an industry leading development team and a studio culture built to promote and support outstanding game developers. We are actively recruiting for a Senior Systems Designer to join our Call of Duty development team. If you love crafting fun new multiplayer experiences and have a desire to work on the most successful FPS franchise in the history of video games.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Lead

  • Lead design team by example and pursuit of excellence.

  • Work with the lead designer to set standards and expectations within the design team.

Ownership

  • Own match health; including spawns, mode balance, match scoring and match rewards

  • Drive design communications with multiple departments including User Research and Analytics

Conceptualize

  • Conceptualize, pitch and iterate on designs with the design team.

  • Actively debate design concepts, systems and mechanics.

Implement

  • Implement designs and concepts using in-house tools within time frames provided.

  • Work closely with UI/UX, Analytics, QA and User Research to advocate for match health, balance and player communication.

Iterate

  • Constantly iterate on match mechanics and system balance to find the fun based on user feedback, analytics and design goals.

Polish

  • Refine gameplay above and beyond expectations to execution excellence.

Player Profile

  • 5+ years of experience designing games

  • 2+ years of experience with user research and analytics teams on live products

  • Excellent design documentation skills

  • Be Positive

  • Love games

  • Mental flexibility

  • Mental fortitude

  • Enjoy challenges and creative problem solving

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all 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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

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.

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will re ceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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