Star Trek Online - Design

Senior Systems Designer

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Cryptic Studios is searching for a Senior Systems Designer to work on Star Trek Online. With the support of our artists, designers, and programmers, you’ll devise challenging enemies, craft incredible items, and build the numerous features that make Star Trek Online exceptional!

  Every day you could:


  • Use Cryptic’s proprietary tools to make new enemies and new starships
  • Brainstorm and build major events and boss battles alongside our content designers
  • Grow our arsenal player skills, traits, and gear
  • Curate the Star Trek Online player economy and balance rewards
  • Design new elements for reputation, duty officer, admiralty, and numerous other core systems
  • Act as a key design stakeholder for new features and retrofits to existing systems

What we'd like to see:

  • Portfolio examples of features / systems, from shipped games or personal projects
  • Proven ability in creating and implementing AI characters in an RPG
  • Experience building classes and abilities for an RPG
  • Balance math skills that can prove why a starship needs to be buffed (or nerfed)
  • Understanding of how to build features that targets different audiences of different skillsets
  • Firm grasp of MMO and free-to-play economies, both player-facing and developer-facing
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Team-player with a strong desire to make a positive impact on our work culture
  • 4+ years of experience in systems design with at least 1 shipped title


  • Prior shipped work in RPGs and MMORPGs
  • Experience designing for online and co-operative games
  • Design Degree, College Degree, or equivalent industry experience
  • Familiarity with Cryptic's games
  • Passion for the Star Trek and Sci-Fi universes
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

What Cryptic Offers:

  • Remote Work Options - Anywhere Within The US
  • A fun tight-knit team
  • Full-Time role 
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly

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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