Lead Level Designer [New IP] (491)

Jun 28, 2022
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a Lead Level Designer you will lead, mobilise and develop a team of level designers within a collaborative multidiscipline environment; define and track the schedule for the team, manage and mentor team members, and be a key player in the level design of the project.

Leadership Responsibilities 

  • Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development -- ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small;
  • Enable your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft;
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;
  • Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Care about people: be exemplary and supportive.

What else will your role entail?

  • Prioritise, plan and organise their own work and their team’s work in conjunction with the Producer/Associate Producer;
  • Be the main contact for a collaborating studio or outsource partner;
  • Review and give feedback on level design content to ensure that it conforms with the design vision and the core mechanics of the game;
  • Review and deliver work in accordance with the project\'s creative direction and deadlines;
  • Report to the Producer/Associate Producer on the progress of work and any issues relating to the project;
  • Collaborate constructively with other discipline leads and directors as part of an effective, professional network;
  • Actively participate in the decision-making process with management and oversee the necessary adjustments to ensure that the level design team meets expectations;
  • Manage the onboarding process for new starters in their team;
  • Communicate the results of any prototypes and designs to other disciplines in order to validate level design intentions and ensure they fit with the creative vision;
  • Identify requirements of any designs and communicate these to the appropriate teams in order that required content is created;
  • Identify any additional programming requirements, specify the requirement and test the delivered product.

What will you bring?

  • A passion for games and a keen interest in gameplay creation;
  • An aptitude for logical problem solving;
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational abilities;
  • Composure in the face of development cycle challenges;
  • An interest in the structure and design of individual missions;
  • An awareness of player motivations and psychology;
  • Creative flair coupled with an analytical approach to problem solving;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in game level design and production or equivalent experience;
  • Proven years of experience as a senior level designer or Lead Level Designer on at least one AAA title is a big plus;
  • Experience supervising a level design team is a significant asset.

Benefits & Relocation

We’re offering flexible working with some remote work available, 25 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown (usually 3 days), private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and excellent relocation support, should you need it!

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