Meta Systems Designer



Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023


Gala is creating entertainment that empowers on the blockchain. Across our family of brands including Games, Music, Film and VOX, we’re empowering creators and fans to build the future of entertainment.

Powered by talent from around the globe, our fully remote organization believes in making bold moves to create products that have never been seen before in the marketplace. Gala was founded by Eric Schiermeyer (gaming legend and co-founder of Zynga), and Michael McCarthy (the Creative Director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2). Since then, Gala has grown to be a leader in Web3 entertainment.

Under the Gala brand, we have a growing roster of reputable partners across Gaming and Entertainment including DreamWorks, AMC and NBCU. Plus, legendary game developers Peter Molyneux and Will Wright, as well as music greats like Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Kings of Leon and BT.

Our values are based on openness and ownership and the ability to deliver games, experiences, and opportunities to people worldwide. We are breaking down barriers to bring our communities joy, entertainment, and real-world value.

At Gala, we work remotely with flexibility; we have a great time with our colleagues and love getting things done. While working here, you'll imagine and create new and exciting things for the world to enjoy. Your talents and efforts will improve our audiences' lives in the real world.

And this is just the beginning…

The Role

Our team on Last Expedition are excited to announce we are looking to add to our designers. We are looking for a skilled Meta Systems Designer to design, and implement core game systems that include player progression, and other relevant free to play metagame features for our new Sci Fi FPS Last Expedition in Unreal 5. We are an entirely remote multinational design team that prides itself in our flexibility and commitment to excellence.

This is a unique opportunity to be immersed in a phenomenal team working on new and exciting things all while collaborating with some of the best and most talented developers in the industry. Read on and apply to be a part of the evolution of gaming!


  • Work closely with the Lead Designer to design and implement meta game systems that reward players, increase player engagement and player retention
  • Develop and implement Meta systems design best practices for the Design team
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve superior results when designing and implementing meta gameplay systems
  • Help maintain a rapid iterative design process that frequently playtests and iterates based on playtest trends, data and observations

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience as a Meta Game Designer or Systems Designer
  • Deep knowledge of meta and progression systems for action games
  • Live service experience sustaining an existing game to grow player numbers
  • High level of experience with game editors and game development tools
  • At least 2 shipped game titles as a Systems or Meta Game Designer and a passion for games as a medium
  • The ability to design and comprehend complex gameplay systems including core meta mechanics
  • The ability to implement complex gameplay systems and mechanics in blueprint or similar scripting languages.
  • Self-motivated, stellar work ethic, fun collaborator
  • Excited by problem-solving
  • Fearless

Nice-to-Have Skills and Qualifications

  • Game Economy Design experience
  • AAA console development experience
  • FPS or 3rd Person Shooter experience
  • A design geek at heart - you appreciate and see the design in everything
  • Comfortable with working remotely on a full-time basis


Gala is an equal opportunity employer and adopts a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all current and prospective employees regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better business outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all staff. From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Fully Remote and Location Independence
  • US Based Employees 100% covered for employees (Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program and several


If you have the experience, passion and drive to join our team then please submit a resume by clicking the apply button below!

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