Senior Systems Designer

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas | US-MD-Rockville
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Join Constellation!


Come join Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning development team behind StarfieldThe Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Bethesda Game Studios strives to offer its employees a well-balanced home and work life by providing competitive salaries, a generous benefits program, and offices located in some of North America’s best cities.


With a goal of creating a culture as fun and diverse as our games and our players, we welcome applicants with unique skillsets, experience levels and backgrounds. If you are passionate about making a meaningful contribution to some of the most significant games in the industry we’d love to hear from you!


Your Daily Life at Bethesda Game Studios


As Senior Systems Designer, you will...

  • Create easy to follow design documentation
  • Prototype new ideas and systems with existing tools and game script
  • Drive new features and content
  • Collaborate with artists, engineers and other designers in strike teams
  • Provide feedback and guidance to other members of design
  • Work closely with design leadership and production to ensure consistency, scope, and quality of systems
  • Work with analytics team and stakeholders to define success criteria for new features
  • Assist in assessing the performance of new features as well as legacy ones, and help determine future steps to take
  • Assist in mentoring junior members of the design team


What Makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

  • You have at least 5 years of experience working in a design capacity on PC or console games
  • You have the ability to get hands-on and implement gameplay elements in our proprietary toolset
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are experienced working with a variety of established game toolsets
  • You are proficient in one or more text-based scripting languages
  • You have experience working in a collaborative environment with cross disciplinary groups
  • You have experience shipping a AAA game or patching/maintaining a live AAA game
  • You are experienced in designing multiplayer game systems
  • You have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • You are an expert user of Excel
  • You possess excellent math skills

You may be asked to take a short design test that includes both scripting and design sections.

Preferred Skills

Bonus Skills

  • You have experience creating mods or content for BGS games using the CreationKit
  • You have strong knowledge and interest in Fallout lore
  • You have solid debugging experience with text based script languages
  • You have prior Open World Sandbox game experience

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