Mid/Snr Systems Designer

Kluge Interactive
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May 15, 2024

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Kluge Interactive is an immersive game studio building the future of human connection through immersive and enhanced experiences. We are best known for Synth Riders, one of the most popular VR rhythm games.

We are working on several other VR titles and making VR games for a UGC social platform for some of the world's most influential VR, music, and technology companies.

We are looking for a seasoned Senior Game Systems Designer to join us for a six-month engagement that could extend to a full-time position. During this time you will work with our services team to design games and support live service updates to our top-performing titles. 

As our newest game designer, you will work with our services team to design games and support live service updates to our top-performing titles. The ideal addition to our team will bring a creative mentality, an analytical approach, and enough technical knowledge to prototype ideas. 

With a focus on player psychology, you'll leverage your knowledge of game design to create engaging and memorable experiences. Additionally, we're looking for a leader interested in mentoring junior team members. You also must be comfortable pitching designs and using data analytics to inform your decisions. 


The Team

We're a passionate team of highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic people, diverse creative individuals from all over the world with distinct cultures, backgrounds, and skill sets. We're constantly striving for ultimate quality - both in our games and our company culture and values. Our studio's most cherished asset is our people; our job is to give you the creative freedom, tools, and support to become the best version of yourself!

You'll be supported by creative leadership and a team of game designers. You will also work closely with a cross-functional team that involves developers, artists, sound designers, creative writers, and producers.


Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience with game design theory and application. 
  • Strong Systemic thinking.
  • Understanding of game engines and scripting. 
  • Strong communication skills for pitching ideas and team collaboration.


Desired Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field. 
  • Experience leading or mentoring a team. 
  • Understanding of player psychology principles. 
  • Familiarity with data-driven design practices. 



  • Design and implement robust game systems that captivate our players. 
  • Make use of player psychology principles to foster engaging experiences. 
  • Mentor and guide junior designers in the application of game design theory. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure optimal performance and consistent aesthetics. 
  • Use data analytics to optimize game systems and mechanics. 
  • Pitch and document designs.  

You'll be part of a broader cross-functional team, and while there, you will work with other developers on our development team to help us create amazing games.



  • Salary based on experience (full-time 6 month contract).
  • Fully remote work and much flexibility - you can work according to your style and schedule.


We are an independent studio passionate about making quality games and invested in paving the way for the future of XR. You'll work in a creative and positive working environment with a diverse team of highly experienced and enthusiastic people. Your voice will be valued within the team! A good idea can come from anyone. 

If you share these passions and believe you have the qualifications to do this job, even if not everything fits, please contact us!




en español


Kluge Interactive es un estudio de juegos inmersivos, que está forjando el camino hacia el futuro de la conexión humana mediante experiencias inmersivas y optimizadas. Somos mejor conocidos por Synth Riders, uno de los juegos de ritmo de realidad virtual más populares del momento.

Actualmente, estamos trabajando en diversos títulos de realidad virtual, incluyendo la creación de experiencias en una plataforma social UGC, para una de las compañías de realidad virtual, música y tecnología más influyentes del mundo.

Estamos en busca de un diseñador/a de sistemas de juegos con experiencia, para unirse a nosotros por un periodo de seis meses, con la posibilidad de extenderse a un puesto permanente. Durante este tiempo, trabajarás con nuestro equipo de servicios para diseñar juegos y brindar soporte en las actualizaciones en tiempo real de nuestros títulos más destacados.

El candidato ideal para nuestro equipo debe poseer una mentalidad creativa, un enfoque analítico y un conocimiento técnico adecuado para desarrollar prototipos de ideas. 

Buscamos competencias enfocadas en la psicología del jugador, con la posibilidad de aprovechar tus conocimientos de diseño de juegos para crear experiencias atractivas y memorables. Además, estamos buscando un líder interesado en orientar a los miembros junior del equipo. Es esencial contar con habilidades de presentación de diseños y análisis de datos para la toma de decisiones fundamentadas.


El Equipo

Somos un equipo apasionado y diverso, de personas altamente capacitadas y entusiastas, Estamos formados por talentos de diferentes partes del mundo, con culturas, antecedentes y habilidades distintas.

Nos esforzamos constantemente por alcanzar la máxima calidad, tanto en nuestros juegos como en nuestra cultura y valores empresariales. El recurso más valioso de nuestro estudio son nuestras personas; por eso, nuestra meta es brindarte la libertad creativa, las herramientas y el apoyo que necesites para convertirte en la mejor versión de ti mismo/a.

Tendrás el apoyo de líderes creativos y un equipo conformado por diversos diseñadores de juegos. Además, te ofrecemos la oportunidad de colaborar con un equipo multifuncional que incluye desarrolladores, diseñadores de juegos, diseñadores de sonido, escritores creativos y productores.


Requisitos Esenciales:

  • Experiencia comprobada con la teoría y práctica del diseño de juegos.
  • Capacidad de pensamiento sistémico.
  • Comprensión de motores de juegos y scripting.
  • Habilidades sólidas de comunicación para presentar ideas y colaboración en equipo.


Requisitos Deseados:

  • Título universitario en un rubro afín (Licenciatura o Maestría).
  • Experiencia liderando o entrenando a un equipo.
  • Comprensión de los principios de psicología del jugador.
  • Conocimiento en prácticas de diseño impulsadas por datos.



  • Diseñar e implementar sistemas de juegos sólidos que cautiven a nuestros jugadores.
  • Emplear principios de psicología del jugador para fomentar experiencias atractivas.
  • Mentorizar y orientar a diseñadores junior en la aplicación de la teoría del diseño de juegos.
  • Colaborar con equipos multifuncionales para garantizar un rendimiento óptimo y estética consistente.
  • Aplicar análisis de datos para optimizar sistemas y mecánicas de juego.
  • Documentar y presentar diseños. 

Formarás parte de un grupo multifacético y diverso. Además, tendrás la oportunidad de colaborar con otros desarrolladores de nuestro equipo para contribuir a la creación de juegos geniales.



  • Sueldo basado en experiencia (contrato de tiempo completo por 6 meses).
  • Trabajo completamente remoto y horario flexible: puedes trabajar de acuerdo a tu estilo y horario de preferencia.


Somos un estudio independiente apasionado por hacer juegos de calidad, nos preocupamos por abrir el camino del futuro de XR. Formarás parte de un entorno de trabajo creativo y positivo con un equipo diverso de talentos altamente experimentados y entusiastas. ¡Tu voz será valorada en nuestro equipo! Consideramos que una buena idea puede venir de cualquier persona.

Si compartes estas pasiones y crees que tienes las habilidades para hacer este trabajo, incluso si no todo encaja ¡Contáctanos!

Kluge Interactive

Founded in 2008, Kluge is a VR/AR first creative technology studio developing its own portfolio of VR games as well as helping forward-thinking brands and companies build immersive VR/AR products and experiences.

Based in LA, Kluge has a growing team of globally distributed technology creatives, who are all working closely together to forge the future of VR and AR.

Founded on the principles of collaboration, scrappiness and creativity, Kluge is quick to recognize a compelling idea, whether it comes from one of our team members or our supportive community.

If you are looking to flex your creative muscles and want to join a company where you are given the freedom to make a difference, you will find a welcome home at Kluge.

What it’s like to work with Kluge

  • You have a lot of freedom to work where and when you want. We are 100% remote, and fully decentralized, with team members across both coasts of the USA, as well as in different parts of Europe, Latin America and Australia
  • You have a lot of flexibility to take the time off you need when you need it the most
  • You’ll work with a very collaborative team, made up of artists, developers, and producers, working together with input from other disciplines and departments
  • You have the ear and direct access to the founding team who is open to feedback and looking for you to continuously improve and grow along with Kluge
Featured Game

From the makers of Synth Riders comes a groundbreaking arcade-style fighting game reimagined for VR. Set in an expansive sci-fi universe, Final Fury thrusts players into an epic fighting tournament where the galaxy’s most formidable warriors vie for total supremacy.

Prepare to get your heart racing and your muscles burning! Use intuitive real-world gestures to throw ranged punches, activate special moves, and perform devastating combos. It’s simple to start, yet deep enough to satisfy even the most seasoned fighting game veterans.

Let the music move you as you catch notes, ride the rails, and dodge obstacles! Synth Riders is a freestyle interactive VR rhythm game enjoyed by thousands of fans across the globe. Currently available on the Oculus store, Steam store, and PlayStation, Synth Riders has 56 OST songs, a DLC track list that includes artists such as Muse, The Offspring and Caravan Palace. Synth Riders also offers a wide selection of game modifiers, a global leader board and multiplayer rooms that allow you to play and compete with fans from around the world.

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