At nWay, we’re passionate about games and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. Our studio is located in downtown San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART and Muni.


Lead Systems Designer

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Job Description

nWay is looking for a Lead System Designer to drive the economy and system design of a brand new multiplayer game with innovative blockchain integration. The ideal candidate will have experience creating and maintaining game economy and reward structures on games with where collection and tradability are core to the game experience. They’ll work cross-discipline to not only bring concepts to completion but also to develop the tools and systems required to build those systems.


  • Be the lead designer for the game’s economy and reward structure
  • Create engaging and gameplay systems with fun features that will improve user experience, engagement, and monetization.
  • Create GDDs, wireframes, flows and clear feature documentation for new content and game features
  • Work closely with Product management to execute goals and adapt to player behavior
  • Analyze key performance indicators, user testing and feedback, recommend design solutions, and modify game concepts accordingly.
  • Ability to create the designs and guide the implementation of game content and/or systems with an eye for engagement, retention and monetization
  • Continually iterate, balance and tune game economy and features based on feedback and metrics from the game team, user testing, and the broader player community


  • 4+ years as a designer or systems designer with at least 2+ years on a live free-to-play mobile game.
  • Expert knowledge of loot systems and collection mechanics
  • Deep understanding of trading marketplaces
  • Ability to analyze data into actionable tasks
  • Understanding of game balance, including statistics, virtual goods, economics and user motivations
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong technical skills with a solid grounding in math and probability
  • Superb balance, tuning, and polishing skills



  • Proficiency with Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Experience writing database queries (SQL, Splunk) and analyzing the data output
  • Running live ops for at least 2+ years
  • Experience designing RPG or strategy game economy and progression systems
  • Passion for crypto and NFT marketplaces


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