Senior Systems Designer - Orbital (Remote)

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Description

We are nDreams, an award-winning independent developer and publisher, delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences.

nDreams Studio Orbital is looking for talented people to help pioneer development in live service games for VR that will entertain players for years. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of both a new team and project right from the start.

We are building a fully remote studio that holds creative diversity as a core value. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, genders and experience levels to apply for this role.

THE ROLE

We’re looking for an experienced Systems Designer to contribute novel and captivating game mechanics to a new VR title. You’ll work directly with the Design Director, Technical Designer and other disciplines to invent, document, prototype and refine interlocking systems that combine to create exceptional VR gameplay.

If you’re a talented and energetic designer with enthusiasm for VR and released work on your CV, we want to hear from you!

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Work with the Design Director to invent and prototype systems from simple interactions to large scale meta.
  • Design and steer system prototypes whilst identifying goals for iteration.
  • Implement prototypes with UE4, GMS2 or any other applicable tools.
  • Contribute to the design documents that support the project.
  • Tune, balance and refine systems, including in-game economies, to a final release quality.
  • Analyse proven VR mechanics and build the expertise to define the required standard.
  • Seek, receive and, where required, act upon feedback from users and stakeholders.

Requirements

WHO Are We Looking For?

  • Demonstrative knowledge and understanding of game design systems.
  • Some experience of using UE4 to express game systems.
  • Expertise in Excel for modelling, balancing and tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for VR and the demands of VR game design.
  • An understanding of the game development process.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment and responsive to change in the face of uncertainty.
  • A willingness and ability to learn and to teach.

Benefits

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture and empower people to explore their ideas and put their own stamp on projects. With humble beginnings of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch. We’re proud of our culture – come and see why!

We have the small, inclusive and open creative atmosphere of a start-up, with the experience and backing of the team behind Fracked, Far Cry: Dive Into Insanity and #1 Selling, Award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the culture of a new studio and the direction of a new IP!

We offer some great perks, including flexible core hours, private health insurance, pension, two duvet days plus a day off to celebrate your birthday. As you’d guess, we provide all the equipment you need to create amazing VR experiences.

We are a remote first studio with the advantages that brings. We will hold social get togethers once per quarter in London to bond and become the best team we can be.

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience. If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us your CV via the link or send us an email to enquiries@ndreams.com.

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