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Incubation Social Systems Designer

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Incubation Social Systems Designer

Are you fascinated by the ways online communities form and evolve? Do you enjoy thinking about how game mechanics can help to form lifelong friendships? Are you passionate about the intersection of gaming and social media? Would you like to design next-generation social systems on a small team building the foundation for a new IP?

Bungie is looking for an Incubation Social Systems Designer to help think about how we can build communities that form lifetime friendships in our new worlds. In this role, you will be part of the core design team working on all aspects of a new IP, bringing your creativity, passion, and social design expertise to the challenges of bringing a new world to life. You will collaborate with team members from other disciplines to build and ship genre-defining social features. You will be a voice for players and an advocate for healthy and diverse communities.

Please provide a cover letter and share with us your origin story as a Social Designer.

During these uncertain times and rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Bungie are subject to onboarding and working virtually/remotely.


  • Collaborating with other members of the design team to pitch ideas, give high-quality feedback, and develop specs for game systems and features
  • Working with other disciplines to provide clear creative goals, understand technical and production constraints, and engage in creative problem solving
  • Designing, implementing and balancing social features and systems
  • Promoting a healthy design culture of inclusivity, respect and creativity

Required Skills

  • Deep understanding of the dynamics of online communities, both in and out of gaming
  • Ability to analyze and effectively communicate the social ramifications of game design decisions
  • Demonstrated system design skills in at least one shipped game
  • Proficiency using game development tools to design, prototype, and implement features
  • Background in community management, or as a streamer, content creator, or influencer within an online community
  • Affinity for a wide variety of games across different platforms including PC, console, mobile and tabletop