Lead Systems Designer


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Manage and oversee the design and development of key gameplay systems 

Guerrilla is looking for a Lead System Designer to oversee the design and development of key gameplay systems that form the core of our games. As the successful candidate, you will head up the System Design team and work with multi-disciplinary teams to create a game of the highest possible quality.

What you will do

As the Lead System Designer, your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Manage, organize and mentor the System Design team, setting quality standards and goals and assisting and supporting them in their learning of good work practices.
  • Oversee the design and development of the features and systems needed to achieve the vision and pillars established by the Game Director.
  • Evaluate the game and playtest results, and present and discuss analyses with the Game Director, and collaborate on plans to increase quality.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design, validate and amend high-level design concepts, features and assets efficiently and to quality.
  • Collaborate with the data analytics and player research teams to further the understanding of the player experience and quality.


Who you are:

We’d love to hear from you when:

  • You have at least 5 years’ experience multiple AAA games in a Design role and shipped at least one AAA title;
  • You have a deep understanding of all phases of AAA game development, from early concepts to post-launch support;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills;
  • You have a creative and analytical mind;
  • You are comfortable speaking to the press or audiences;
  • You are passionate about games.

It's a plus if:

  • You have broad experience with the various aspects of Game Design;
  • You have experience with the development of Open World games.


If you think you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply until August 7th, 2019 by hitting the “apply now” button. For more information, please contact Wessel Haytink (Studio Recruiter) through recruitment@guerrilla-games.com.

Be sure to submit your CV and cover letter explaining your motivation.


Guerrilla is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Because of the volume of replies we receive, we will not be able to respond to every applicant.