As a Systems Designer you will be responsible for designing feature concepts and game mechanics for Star Citizen! Reporting to the Lead Designer and collaborating with Creative Directors you will be part of the Persistent Universe feature team. Take this opportunity and leave your mark in the Star Citizen Universe.

Founded in 2012, Cloud Imperium Games creates cutting-edge videogames that defy expectations. We’re currently developing Star Citizen, a record-breaking multiplayer online space sim, and Squadron 42, a cinematic single-player adventure set in the same universe. Join us as we break boundaries and make videogame history.

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What does a Systems Designer at CIG do?

  • Collaborate with Design and other development teams on feature creation.
  • Drive the design for game UX and UI. 
  • Explain concepts & features through clear documentation that can be used throughout the development team. 
  • Balance the systems based on data gathered from the game analytics and internal playtests.
  • Effectively communicate your vision/ideas between different departments.
  • Identify new trends, mechanics, features that fit the Star Citizen fantasy.
  • Create prototypes with existing tools and assets to showcase your design intentions and prove that they are fun.

What do we expect from our Systems Designer?

  • Being motivated to work on the largest space sim game out there.
  • Previous industry experience with ownership of major gameplay features and systems.
  • A proven portfolio of personal and/or professional work.
  • Experience with game and systems design including a solid understanding of feedback, controls, usability, balancing, and UI/UX.
  • Ability to quickly prototype ideas to showcase their potential.
  • General interest in Sci-Fi culture (games or other media).
  • Passion for solving complex game design problems using visual and text-based scripting and programming languages.
  • Being equally capable of working independently or collaborating with others in large teams.
  • Skilled communicator, interacting with a cross disciplinary team effectively and consistently both in person and through text, including documentation.

Diversity Statement

CIG is a global company, staunchly committed to cultivating a culture and workplace that celebrates all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives. Together, we are creating a space where authentic recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the importance of diversity is fostered by everyone. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to build a team that represents all walks of life, and we want every employee to bring all the things that make them unique to the work environment. The universe is as vast and varied as the people in it, and it’s our differences that make it special. 

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