Magic Soup is seeking a talented and passionate Systems Designer (aka Design Chef) to join our team. We want someone who brings a lot of “T-shaped” game design experience to our team and who can comfortably and quickly iterate independently on design prototypes in Unreal. They do not have to check every single box on the skill tree, but they are humble, curious, and eager to learn.

 

What we’re looking for:

  1. Unreal Engine Experience

    • Strong track record of early game development in modern Unreal Engine

    • High proficiency in visual scripting via Blueprints

    • Good understanding of best practices for common design workflows in Unreal and the advocacy for them in cross-discipline discussions around tooling support

  2. Pre-production Design Implementation and Prototyping Expertise

    • Comfortable navigating early and ambiguous design spaces

    • Can rapidly prototype to test design hypotheses and validate design direction

    • Highly self-sufficient in prototype implementation and can scrappily learn new skills on the fly to keep iterating 

  3. Breadth of Design Experience in Gameplay and Systems

    • Brings a large breadth of past design experience, having worked on multiple live-service, multiplayer games

    • Has sufficient “generalist game design” expertise to comfortably design not only moment-to-moment core gameplay feel and mechanics, but also higher-level game systems.

  4. Deep Design Expertise

    • Brings an expertise to our design team in one or more of the following areas:

      • 3C (Camera, Character, Controls)

      • Combat Systems

      • Dynamic/Procedural Systems

      • Decoration and Customization Systems 

 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the gaming industry. Magic Soup is an equal opportunity employer. We foster an environment that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.