Game Designer - Systems

| San Diego, CA
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Game Designer - Systems

Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation

San Diego Studio

We have an opportunity with San Diego Studio. We seek a Systems Game Designer to join our team and work on MLB The Show. This role will focus on the systems design of one or more of our key game modes and continuing to tailor and advance the experience into the future.

The right person will bring their own creative perspective and system design skills to the game creation process. The ideal candidate designs from a place of empathy, is highly creative, is on top of recent trends, is a self-starter, and is capable of creating first class experiences. Does that sound like you?

San Diego Studio is filled with people who are smart, thoughtful and driven. We succeed because we rely on each other. If that is who you are or who you want to become, join us. We are seeking more of our type.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product development, UI/UX design, artists, and engineering to define, design and implement fun and innovative gameplay
  • Create documentation, wireframes, storyboards, user flows, and prototypes to effectively communicate gameplay and design ideas
  • Present designs to peers and stakeholders while clearly communicating design rationale
  • Visually and verbally articulate design decisions to teammates both within and outside of the team project
  • Establish and promote best practices, and share these with other cross-functional teams
  • Conceptualize new systems, as needed, in order to raise the bar within established IP
  • Scope work, to fit within milestone deadlines and deliver on time
  • Research and experiment with new implementation and creation techniques


  • 2+ years of experience as a Systems Game Designer
  • Demonstrate system design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Be up to date with the latest Systems Design trends, techniques, and technology
  • Experience with logic trees, flow charting, analytical/mathematical balancing
  • A degree in Game Design or a related field
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, visual designs, and prototypes as well as clear documentation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable but not required:

  • Experience working on Sports titles
  • Experience working on any game titles with a Live Content emphasis
  • Experience working on videogames with progression systems
  • A personal connection to the sport of baseball (fan, player, industry, etc)
  • We are seeking to add diverse representations to our voice. Seeking individuals with a background or personal history in Female and/or Minority Athletics

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