Senior Level Designer [New IP] (519)

Nov 16, 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Purpose

Work within a multidisciplinary team to create and implement design elements into the game while acting as a reference for team members on the project.


  • Create and improve game levels and worlds to ensure optimum playability.
  • Participate in the creation, documentation and tuning of the level to provide gameplay experiences according to the design and creative vision.
  • Share knowledge within the team and mentor more junior designers.
  • Be a reference for the team in relation to level design and find solutions to complex issues that arise.
  • Set and share best practices, production pipelines and workflows.
  • Understand and apply appropriate difficulty, pacing and flow within levels, and leverage emotional reactions from players through design.
  • Work with the Technical Design team when developing new features or tools by contributing to the design and testing process with constructive feedback.
  • Understand and apply guidelines for creating engaging level layouts within the game to support specific gameplay rules or playstyles.
  • Produce planning schedules that prioritise responsibilities with accurate time estimations.
  • Understand and apply data analysis as part of the team's design process.
  • Contribute to the definition of improved quality benchmarks and best practices in the level design content in accordance with the project vision.
  • Participate in the playtest process by observing and analysing player actions to generate feedback that contributes to the iterative design process.
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm task direction and consistency of work for the team.
  • Understand Rational Level Design theory, contribute to the creation of RLD guidelines and advocate for the implementation of level design content.
  • Assist the Lead Level Designer with regular reviews of level design content, providing feedback in line with the creative vision and best practices.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Visual scripting interfaces (Blueprints, FlowGraph, etc.).
  • Understand how to maximise the use of the level design tools and software as part of the production pipeline and workflow.
  • 2D and 3D design tools (Sketchup, Maya, 3DSMax, Photoshop etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard level editors (Unreal, Unity, etc.).
  • Adaptability and proactivity to make informed decisions autonomously.
  • Familiarity with data management software (such as Perforce etc.)
  • Awareness of typical video game development processes.
  • Good knowledge of Rational Level Design theory.
  • In-depth gameplay and game design knowledge.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in Level Design or other relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Game or level Design or other relevant training
  • Has shipped a game, preferably on a ‘AAA’ console title.

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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