Systems Designer

Monomi Park
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Posted
May 12, 2022
Full Time
United States
Remote

Monomi Park is seeking a talented Systems Designer to join our team!

Monomi Park is located in sunny San Mateo, CA, but we're open to US-based remote candidates in select states (CA, WA, OR, UT, TX, OH, MI, IL, GA & NY, and growing!). We are the developers of Slime Rancher, a critical and commercial success and among Steam's best sellers for 2016 and 2017. We recently released Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition for the Nintendo Switch, and are currently developing the highly anticipated sequel to our classic game: Slime Rancher 2.

Monomi Park has a laid-back atmosphere, fantastic health insurance for all employees, does not crunch, and values the voice of every member of our team.

We're looking for an experienced systems designer to join us in creating compelling and well-balanced game systems. The Systems Designer will be responsible for creating, tuning, and managing key game systems and coordinating their interactions. You will need to be a problem solver with a passion for creating diverse gameplay systems and experiences.

Candidates should have the following qualities:

  • 2+ years of experience as a systems designer with multiple games shipped.
  • In-depth understanding of emergent systems design principles, progression & rewards systems, and player and NPC behavior and mechanics.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to break down complex problems into their key variables and identify the relations between them.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to convey complex game concepts, mechanics and requirements in a clear and concise way through appropriate documentation or presentations.
  • Experience with Unity.
  • Experience with C#, tooling and scripting is a plus.

The position will be expected to perform the following at Monomi Park:

  • Collaborate with the design team on creating new systems, player mechanics, and NPC behaviors that interact compellingly with other systems and are appropriate to Monomi Park's IP.
  • Be the steward of the game's economy by maintaining balance, tuning progression and rewards, and providing guidance to the team on how proposed changes may affect overall balance.
  • Be an advocate for the player and ensure that wide varieties of play are supported across the game.
  • Create and maintain organized, concise design documentation to communicate complex ideas and structures to all disciplines.
  • Analyze user feedback and data to guide design decisions and, following release, measure success or failure.
  • Stay apprised of recent design trends and routinely seek out opportunities to improve existing systems.
  • Own the organization and communication of day-to-day priorities and deliverables that fall under the systems design umbrella.
  • Play our awesome games and know them intimately!

Benefits

  • No Crunch
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401K Matching
  • 100% Paid Medical/Dental Coverage
  • Remote Work Options
  • Fun and Innovative Culture
  • Generous Reimbursements

Monomi Park

About Us

Monomi Park is an independent game development studio located in San Mateo, CA. We are the developers of Slime Rancher, a critical and commercial success and among Steam's best sellers for 2016 and 2017. We recently released Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition for the Nintendo Switch, and are currently developing the highly anticipated sequel to our classic game: Slime Rancher 2 (due out in 2022).

Monomi Park has a laid-back atmosphere, fantastic health insurance for all employees, does not crunch, and values the voice of every member of our team.

About Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the 'Far, Far Range' where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!

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