Senior Systems Designer - Fortnite

Cary, North Carolina, United States


For over 25 years, Epic Games has been making award winning games and game engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that brings 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.


Epic Games is looking for a Systems Designer to join the Fortnite team.  In this job you will have a role in creating systems such as skills system, class design, combat systems, and building systems.  You will be responsible for general design, balance, rules, interface, etc. and will play an integral role in defining the outcome of the project.

The person in this role will be responsible for:
  • Own complex game system(s) and shepherd them through the process including skills, class design, combat, and building systems
  • Responsible for general design, balance, rules, interface, etc.
  • Play an integral role in designing the outcome of the project
  • Integrate on a complete game system and know when it’s time to take out of pre-production into production and polish 
  • Use few resources to be a self-starter that can deliver results that are scaled to the resource pool

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the qualifications below:

  • Passion for game and systems design
  • Strong desire to work with the biggest data sets possible
  • Experience and passion for building and/or playing shooters, MMOs, RPGs, or RTS games
  • Excellent math and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • 5+ years in a design role, preferably systems design
  • Demonstrated experience with advancement, itemization, and progression based systems
  • Experience developing best practices on building scalable and maintainable systems while being comfortable educating others as to their value

Please submit your resume and we’ll be in touch soon.  


This is going to be Epic!