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Game Designer - Reward Systems



The job is for a designer who will be responsible for designing and implementing reward systems for players in an MMO game. The ideal candidate should have experience in designing reward loops, be familiar with video games, and have problem-solving skills. The job requires collaboration with various teams and clear communication skills. The company values diversity and a healthy team environment. The job is open to remote work or onsite/hybrid/flex at their office in Bellevue, WA. The salary range is $76,000-$110,000 USD, and the compensation includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k), flexible and dependent care spending accounts, PTO, paid holidays, and parental leave.

Job description

We are looking for a designer interested in learning about designing and implementing exciting and fulfilling reward systems for our players. Do you love MMOs and the social experience of games? Maybe you enjoy creating reward loops that engage and excite players? Do you like to think about how to draw players to experience new parts of the game and world? Are you the type of person who loves diving into spreadsheets, tracking data, and searching for answers to complicated questions? If any of this sound like you, we would love to hear from you! Even if you don't feel like a perfect match for this role, if it sounds interesting, we still encourage you to apply!

Why Join the ArenaNet Design Team?
The Design team at ArenaNet are responsible for creating the content and systems that players interact with in the game. We collaborate closely across multiple disciplines to bring our knowledge to bear on a wide array of problem sets and are a critical part of taking ideas and turning them into interactions for players. It is our job to build the stories, events, quests, creatures, and worlds that the players experience. We also believe that a healthy team is the first step to making fun, engaging games. And a healthy team is one of mutual respect, psychological safety, and diversity. We believe that new perspectives and voices help us to improve our game and find the best ideas.

As a designer, you will utilize your love of games along with your innovation and creative problem-solving skills to define and craft experiences that affect our players over the lifetime of their relationship with the products that we (and you) develop. You will learn the nuts and bolts of game development and be responsible for things that players see in the game.


  • Familiarity with video games, especially MMOs
  • Experience designing reward loops or systems
  • A desire to work collaboratively with various teams to bring ideas to life
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a variety of formats and with a variety of people
  • Experience with problem solving, compromise, and coordination


  • Experience with Guild Wars 2 as a player
  • Experience with managing and updating spreadsheets or databases
  • Familiarity with best practices for accessibility in games
  • Experience working on a live game
We are open to remote work in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, NC, NV, NY OR, TX, UT and WA or onsite/hybrid/flex at our office in Bellevue, WA.

Total compensation is salary plus an annual bonus potential. Please note that the listed pay range is a general guideline only. We take into consideration the geography in which you live and your experience and qualifications when determining final salary. This role is also eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, 401(k), flexible and dependent care spending accounts, PTO, paid holidays and parental leave.
Remote pay range
$76,000—$110,000 USD

Location: Bellevue, WA

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-11

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