Lead Level Designer

Values Value,Posted 2 weeks ago

Senior

Full time

Negotiable

Remote

Values Value is a recruiting company with expertise in game development and is currently looking for an experienced Lead Level Designer for a new AAA project with a horror survival setting for PC/Console. Our client is a game development studio that creates games highly praised by millions of players and industry experts worldwide.

What are you working on?
  • At what stage of the project(s)? Pre-production/ production
  • Genres: Action, Adventure
  • Platforms: PC, Console
For which tasks (responsibilities)?
  • Lead and mentor a team of level designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support throughout the development process.

  • Close cooperation with stakeholders and with other teams to make sure levels created contribute to and enhance the gameplay and game narrative.

  • Translate high-level design concepts into detailed level layouts, ensuring a balance of exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat encounters.

  • Prototype and iterate on gameplay spaces to optimize player engagement and pacing.

  • Work closely with environment artists to ensure that levels are visually stunning and technically optimized.

  • Oversee the implementation of gameplay mechanics, scripted events, and interactive elements within levels.

  • Establishing quality benchmarks and driving the team to reach them.

  • Overseeing the creation and maintenance of detailed, comprehensive documentation.

  • Contributing to the creation and constant improvement of pipelines and processes.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in level design and survival horror games.

  • Organizing and managing the production work related to the levels you are responsible for, coordinating departments' work.

What kind of professional are we looking for?
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in level design for video games, with at least 2 years in a Lead Level Designer role (ideally survival horror genre).

  • Proven track record of shipping successful titles on console/PC platforms.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, enabling effective collaboration with team members and the clear articulation of design concepts and intentions.

  • Strong leadership abilities, with experience mentoring and motivating team members.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Proficiency in Unreal Engine, including blueprints.

  • Excellent understanding of level design fundamentals and the role of level design in the overall player experience.

  • Proficiency in creating map layouts at all stages of development – from initial sketches to fully realized levels.

  • Understanding aesthetic and functional roles of the environment.

  • Ability to clearly pitch and iterate gameplay ideas.

  • Extensive knowledge of current survival horror titles.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Level of English – Upper Intermediate and higher.

  • Experience with task and bug trackers.

Why do we enjoy working here?
  • Stability and reliability. The company has been on the market for over 20 years and has released a number of successful projects.

  • Medium size company – the opportunity for real influence on the product.

  • The game is in its early stage.

  • Highly professional team of Level Designers with 6 people under supervision.

  • An agile environment with minimum bureaucracy.

  • Paid vacations/sick leaves.

  • Regular reviews/feedback and development support.

  • Full-time, remote work.

The selection process
  • Screening with VV Recruiter

  • Interview with hiring managers

  • Final interview

  • Offer 

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Values Value

Company type: other, services

Employees: 11-50

Platforms: PC, Browser, iOS, Android, Console, VR/AR

https://valuesvalue.com/

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