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Midwinter – Senior Systems Designer
Department and team
Behaviour Digital / Design & Audio
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Toronto, ON
About Behaviour Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more.
The Role
Midwinter Entertainment is a Behaviour Interactive studio. Founded as an independent game developer in 2016, Midwinter proudly joined Behaviour Interactive in 2022, and we are now working on our next unannounced title. We believe in a culture of playfulness, fearlessness, and respect, and we aspire to create a thriving community that shares in our values, both around our games and in our workplace. 
 
Now part of Behaviour, we are expanding our work locations, offering positions in select locations across the U.S., Quebec, and Ontario. We offer several modes of work (100% from home, Flex, 100% in-office) to all our employees, with offices located in Kirkland, Montreal, and Toronto. 
 
Midwinter is looking for a Senior Systems Designer to join our talented team. We are a small team where the impact of your work will be felt in the games that we make.  

As a Senior Systems Designer, you will help create gameplay systems and player capabilities using Unreal Engine 4.  You will be working with a highly experienced team with a lot of passion and energy, and your work will directly contribute to the success of our yet-to-be-announced project.
In this role you will :
  • Play a key role in developing a compelling, impactful third person action experience
  • Design, implement, collaborate, and iterate on core systems including items, weapons, and abilities to create undeniably fun and satisfying gameplay
  • Collaborate with engineers and artists, and communicate the vision of the features
  • Field team feedback from regular playtests and use it to guide development of systems
What we're looking for :
  • 6+ Years of industry experience
  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing player capabilities
  • Experience with Unreal Editor and third-person action games
  • Enthusiasm to work cross-discipline to bring an experience to life
  • Bonus: One or more shipped titles

  • While we believe all the listed qualifications are important to the role, we’re keen to hear from anyone who believes they have valuable experience to bring.  If you’re passionate and align with our team and mission, but don’t meet all the qualifications, please still apply! 

    JOIN US AND WE'LL KEEP WARM TOGETHER! 

    Midwinter Entertainment is a Behaviour Interactive company.  

    Midwinter Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more.
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