Neverwinter - Design

Staff Systems Designer

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Cryptic Studios is seeking a skilled Systems Designer to work on our ongoing games!    With the support of our other designers, you'll be involved in developing both combat and non-combat gameplay. On the combat side, you could be designing NPCs, boss mechanics, and even new classes and abilities. For non-combat, you'll invent awesome new loot, improve player cooperation through social systems, and add new recipes for crafting.


  • Evolve, balance, and improve class mechanics like combat abilities and supporting passive bonuses
  • Brainstorm alongside our content designers and help build new enemies to challenge our players
  • Devise interesting new items while managing a massive library of loot
  • Give players a sense of victory by improving our rewards and reward systems


  • Proven ability to design combat mechanics and balance RPG, MMORPG, or ARPG games
  • Intimate knowledge of how to design, implement, and evolve RPG classes
  • A spreadsheet wizard with the ability to simulate complex mechanics using the awesome power of math
  • Natural sense for what gets players excited about new loot and rewards
  • Skill using at least one data toolset or database, and the ability to learn new data and systems tools quickly
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team-player with a strong desire to make a positive impact on our work culture


  • 2+ years of experience working in the gaming industry
  • Prior shipped systems in RPGs, MMORPGs or action RPGs
  • Experience designing classes, combat, and meta systems
  • Design Degree, College Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with Cryptic's games

What Cryptic Offers

  • Remote Work Options - Anywhere Within The US
  • A fun tight-knit team where your contributions will have a major impact
  • Full-Time role
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Company social events 
  • Pet-Friendly Environment

Cryptic Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, marital status, age, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, genetic information, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), sexual orientation, or any other protected class, characteristic, or consideration made unlawful under applicable federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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