Senior Systems Designer

Progression, Fortnite

Posted on 5/29/2024

Epic Games

Epic Games

5,001-10,000 employees

Develops 3D engine technology and digital platforms

Industrial & Manufacturing
Consumer Software
Real Estate


Chicago, IL, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • 5+ years of experience in game design with an emphasis on progression and reward systems, particularly in live-service games
  • Demonstrated talent for empathizing with players and a deep understanding of player motivations, forms of play, and the effects of goal setting on play
  • Passion for Fortnite Battle Royale with a comprehensive understanding of its current quest and progression systems
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who can react quickly to changing project needs and drive decisions
  • Design, refine, and maintain progression systems that create compelling player journeys across the entire Fortnite ecosystem
  • Communicate and represent a vision for the player’s experience to team members and broader game teams in the Fortnite ecosystem
  • Identify and implement Battle Royale progression systems that are fun and rewarding for players
  • Leverage analytics and product teams to provide recommendations for tuning, goals, cadence, and flow that reinforce healthy play patterns
  • Guide the design, vision, and outcome for quest content that fulfills key player engagement metrics and supports broad systematic framework needs
  • Drive collaborative and iterative prototyping and live A|B testing, both paper-based and in-game
  • Attend playtests, provide feedback, identify practical solutions to problems, and work closely with production to identify, prioritize, assign, and evaluate design work

Epic Games is a prominent provider of Unreal Engine, a widely utilized 3D engine technology with applications in gaming, film, architecture, automotive, and simulation. The company also offers Epic Online Services and Epic Games Store, establishing a comprehensive digital platform for developers and creators to produce, distribute, and manage games and other content.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Cary, North Carolina



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health coverage - 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match and profit share

Robust mental well-being programs & free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents

Unlimited PTO & sick time

Paid sabbatical