Systems and Balance Designer

  • aleja "Solidarności" 171, 00-877 Warszawa, Poland
  • Full-time
  • Department: Design
  • Location: Poland / Warsaw

Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading and most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the world. We took off in 2002 and since then, we have never slowed down. We made our mark on the action-shooter genre, developing titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War: Judgement. After being part of the Epic Games family, our desire to stay free and create on our own terms eventually made us independent.

Over the years our studio has grown from 40 to nearly 300 people, whom we affectionately call ‘aviators’, located across the globe. You’ll now find us not only in Poland but also in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Our world-class creative teams are currently working on two exciting AAA projects - Outriders and a brand new action-adventure title. 

We make great games and this is why freedom and ownership stay at the center of everything we do. We make sure that our culture stays informal, whilst direct communication and a quick decision-making process really matter. As a PCF aviator, you’ll have a real impact on the games we’re working on. You’ll also receive access to our solid know-how, creative resources, and constructive feedback at every stage of development. We want to embrace your contribution!

This is a unique moment in our history. Take flight on this amazing journey with us and become a part of something truly special!

Job Description

  • Defining game balance and creating game balancing systems
  • Building simulations and spreadsheets to evaluate their effectiveness/impact
  • Defining the metrics which allow balancing and tuning game
  • Constantly testing theories, iterating on ideas, and challenging assumptions
  • Creating designs documents, content briefs, system outlines, and other means of sharing all the necessary information with involved teams
  • Collaborating with multiple disciplines, ensuring the correct partners are involved and informed throughout the development process
  • Remaining current on industry trends, including new game genres, new game design methods and techniques, and trending audio-visual excellence
  • Conducting playtest sessions for involved developers (level designers, artists, animators, and programmers) to discuss and improve implemented prototypes.
  • Sharing knowledge with less experienced peers
  • Occasionally supporting Lead in recruitment projects with HR collaboration

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience working on AAA TPP / shooters /cover shooters titles in economy/balance or systems design roles
  • At least one shipped AAA title from start to finish with credits as a game design role
  • History of successfully implemented outstanding features
  • Good presentation skills
  • Unreal Engine Editor working proficiency
  • Experience working with a variety of established game toolsets
  • Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down into their key variables and identify the relations between them;
  • Excellent understanding of mathematical modeling in game design and what the numbers mean in practice
  • Statistic knowledge, able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its design;
  • Strong econometrics skills, able to model problems into quantitative systems, and draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data;
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize, pitch, and implement game systems and features using various tools, technology, and visual language
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and align design vision with internal partners and the target audience
  • Deep understanding of systems design, player psychology, and emerging industry trends
  • Great understanding of creative and game development processes
  • Familiarity with any scripting languages
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Open-minded team player attitude
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Passionate about playing and making video games
  • Knowledge and passion for RPG genre games

Nice to have

  • Extensive experience with online action games

Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Personal development opportunities and the possibility to work in a multicultural environment
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do
  • Private health care including dental treatment & MultiSport card
  • Business trips and integration events
  • Comprehensive assistance in relocation
  • Fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages for everyone in the office
  • Free library with a wide range of games and books
  • In-company English language classes and Polish lessons for foreigners
  • An informal atmosphere, no dress code, no unwanted formalities
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