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Lead Level Designer - Permanent Hot Job

5777402002

Competitive

Hybrid

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design

ASAP

18/12/2021

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

Yes

OVERVIEW

London Studio are building a team from the ground up for an upcoming PlayStation 5 online game. Quality is something that we are immensely proud to be aiming for, and we are looking at putting the right team together to help take us forward. New starters will be joining at the perfect time to get involved in shaping our plans for a project we are exceptionally passionate about.

We are also part of a wider network of PlayStation Studios and there are lots of opportunities for collaboration and wider support from our sister studios like Insomniac, Guerrilla, Naughty Dog and Media Molecule to name a few.

As Lead Level Designer, you will set the vision and standard for Level & Mission Design for our new game. You will be hands-on and lead your team to produce benchmark level layouts and scripts, ultimately delivering the highest quality player experience.

Scope of Work

  • Work with Lead Designers & Design Director to deliver on the product vision
  • Build outstanding missions, utilising core mechanics in varied and exciting way
  • Influence the creation of core mechanics, which can be reused across missions
  • Collaborate with the art and narrative teams to build a memorable world
  • Balance & fine-tune the progression, challenges, and rewards within your levels
  • Define tool requirements with developers to help improve in-house tooling
  • Uphold the Mission Design documentation process
  • Assist with prototyping, research, and development
  • Build the LD team and carry out performance evaluations

Experience / Knowledge
  • Experience in a Lead Level/Mission Design on a AAA game
  • Excellent document writing and diagrammatic skills
  • Broad level understanding of visual scripting tools & level editing packages
  • Portfolio that demonstrates your ability to build & script missions

Pluses
  • Experience designing maps for Coop gameplay (local or online)
  • Experience designing for online multiplayer combat
  • Experience working on GaaS or 'Ongoing' games
  • Experience in developing AAA games
  • Experience working with Engines and tools such as Unity or Unreal
  • Experience Scripting in C#

About you
  • You are a player-centric developer, who thinks about the player's experience
  • You demonstrate a deep understanding of 'flow' within a level, mechanically & spatially
  • You speak passionately & clearly about Level & Mission Design philosophies
  • You are happy to show your work and accept feedback from all fields

Impact

Our Level Designers are immensely valued and respected members of our team. We believe that great level design is a studio wide effort, as such the role offers an important link between the artistic, design & technical fields. As part of a Sony first-party studio, your work will be played by millions of players across the world.

Complexity

This is a Lead level role and as such you will have experience working collaboratively in a leadership position, whilst owning multiple levels to set the standard for level design across the studio. You will also have experience mentoring and building up the skills & tools of your team.

Culture Ambassador

We encourage you to bring your best-unaltered self to work! We know that what makes for a phenomenal team culture is our team showing up and being themselves, which means they own a part of the team spirit. What makes us great is that we accept our people and their differences. We hope you have a willingness to continue to build outstanding working environments for everyone and not just yourself.

DE&I Advocate

You are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, and to you, they aren't just buzzwords. You will understand that these words speak to people's lived experiences that may differ from your own. You will embrace education around the subject and understand that your actions will showcase your commitment to DE&I, our culture and core values that promote inclusion and equality for all.

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Our roles can be flexible in terms of work location in the UK. We will consider the individual's preference for hybrid, remote or onsite working. Unfortunately we are not in a position to accommodate remote working outside of the UK.

However, if you wish to relocate to the UK and require sponsorship, we can support you with the visa process.

We have so many benefits, and we felt that if we listed them all out here it might look like we are bragging! What we can say is that we have you covered, from health and wellbeing, to finance and personal development, there is something there for everyone! If you would like to know more head to our benefits and perks page!

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We are absolutely committed to promoting and increasing diversity across the studio, welcoming applications from all groups who are underrepresented in the games industry and if you don't feel you meet 100% of the criteria, we offer training to upskill our staff.



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