Technical Level Designer (140)

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations
Region:
UK
Area:
North East UK
City:
Newcastle
Posted:
06-Nov-17
Company:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Job Ref:
REF7357R

Job Description
Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world. The company's 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Purpose
Create and implement complex technical system design elements into the game while acting as a technical reference for team members on the project.

Responsibilities
• Assist with the prototyping and production of the technical elements of a game feature;
• Constantly assess designs, game features and pipelines, identify risks and look for systemic improvements;
• Assist in the testing of new features and tools before they are deployed to the rest of the team;
• Help the Level Design team to maintain a balance between the creative vision for the project and the technical budget restraints;
• Contribute to data optimisation and validation by ensuring that Level Designers comply with the technical standards;
• Ensure gameplay ingredients and playspaces conform to game Metrics;
• Act as a technical reference for the team in relation to level design;
• Understand best practices, pipelines and workflows;
• Debug and implement reliable solutions to issues until production has ended;
• Conduct training sessions for all level designers on the tools and methods used on the project and contribute to training materials;
• Carry out ad hoc production tasks with the level design team and provide constant technical support on the tools and engines for every member of the team;
• Carry out all other related tasks.

Qualifications
Skills and Knowledge
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to clearly express and present ideas;
• Ability to understand and communicate in technical language;
• Curiosity and drive to understand how things work;
• Solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Adaptability, autonomy, proactivity;
• Structure, attention to detail, efficiency;
• User focus.

Relevant Experience
• Bachelor's degree in game- or level-design, technical discipline or other relevant experience;
• Relevant working experience in level design or other relevant experience;
• Has shipped at least 1 game within level design, preferably on a 'AAA' console title;
• Experience with 3D engines (Such as Unreal, CryEngine etc.);
• Experience and training in programming is an asset.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Leamington Spa, U.K

Opening date: 20th October 2017
Closing date for applications: 19th November 2017

Reflections reserves the right to close this advert earlier than the closing date indicated should we feel we have received sufficient applications.

Additional Information

Contact Details:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Tel: .
Contact: Adam Knight
Email:

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