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Senior Systems Designer, Progression - Fortnite

Epic Games

Epic Games

Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is seeking a Senior Systems Designer to join our team working on Fortnite. In this role, you will collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams to shape and refine progression and reward systems, craft engaging quests and content, and ensure a compelling player journey across all of Fortnite’s varied experiences.

In this role, you will

  • Design, refine, and maintain progression systems that create compelling player journeys across the entire Fortnite ecosystem
  • Communicate and represent a vision for the player’s experience to your team members as well as broader game teams in the Fortnite ecosystem
  • Identify and implement Battle Royale progression systems that are fun and rewarding for players
  • Leverage analytics and product teams to provide recommendations for tuning, goals, cadence, and flow that reinforce healthy play patterns
  • Help guide the design, vision, and outcome for quest content that fulfills key player engagement metrics and supports broad systematic framework needs
  • Drive collaborative and iterative prototyping and live A|B testing, both paper-based and in-game
  • Attend playtests, provide feedback, identify practical solutions to problems, and work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work.

What we're looking for

  • 5+ years of experience in game design with an emphasis on progression and reward systems, particularly in live-service games
  • Demonstrated talent for empathizing with players and a deep understanding of player motivations, forms of play, and the effects of goal setting on play
  • Passion for Fortnite Battle Royale with a comprehensive understanding of its current quest and progression systems
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who can react quickly to changing project needs and drive decisions

This role is open to multiple locations (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range
$169,829$249,082 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$169,829$249,082 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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