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Facebook Game Designer - Metaverse in Des Moines, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Horizon Team at Facebook is building a social User Generated Content (UCG) platform where people can find people, places, and things they care about -- a Metaverse without constraints where people have freedom of identity and expression, and can experience living virtual worlds that could not exist in the real world. Our vision is to build a global-scale UGC platform where the world’s creators, performers, entrepreneurs and more will be able to create their place, and enable their communities to connect, engage and play in all kinds of ways. We are driven to create a safe and compelling metaverse for never-ending exploration -- our journey is just the beginning, come join us.As a Game Designer on the Facebook Horizon team, you’ll be at the forefront of prototyping, designing, and shipping VR-first games content for the ever-expanding Horizon metaverse. You will work with teams of designers, artists, engineers and more to explore innovative core mechanics and game loops using our Horizon Creation Tools to set the bar for games in our UGC Metaverse.

Required Skills:

  1. Help establish preliminary processes to align cross-functional teams

  2. Contribute to strategic decisions, working with the Design, Product and Executive teams

  3. Design end-to-end games with satisfying and novel core mechanics and game loops

  4. Give and solicit real time feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product

  5. Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers, content strategist & QA, overseeing the implementation of the user experience from product conception to launch - as well as post-launch design support

  6. Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads including user research, data science, and product management

  7. Clearly articulate game design decisions to a vast set of internal stakeholders

  8. Advocate for game design within Facebook Reality Labs and throughout Facebook

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of game design experience or a minimum of 2 shipped titles that have been successful (critically acclaimed, award-winning, etc.)

  2. Experience using or making games with a 3D engine (Unreal, Unity, etc.)

  3. Experience leading end-to-end development efforts and designing games from concept to launch

  4. Experience coordinating and collaborating with diverse cross functional teams to bring a game vision to life

  5. Experience inspiring teams with your games’ vision, but also actively getting into game development and prototyping and tuning the feel of the game

  6. A portfolio that features some games you have prototyped or shipped, and showcases your game design skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of game design experience or a minimum of 3 shipped titles in AAA or indie game spaces

  2. Experience developing or designing AR or VR games

  3. Experience with technical aspects of game design such as scripting in Unity, or blueprints in Unreal

  4. General design knowledge across a range of design specializations

  5. Shipped titles as a Level Designer, a System Designer, or a Gameplay Designer

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at