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Level Designer

PlayStation, Santa Monica Studio

A gaming brand


Join our award-winning God of War team

Do you have a passion for epic adventures set in unique locations, filled with intriguing characters? Is there a burning need within you to craft highly polished levels, filled with exciting events, featuring excellent pacing and flow?

As a Level Designer, you are a critical part of production on our quality-obsessed team. You are someone who brings excitement and energizes the cross discipline team around you. You have the talent and skills to make highly memorable levels, taking players on journey's that they'll talk about for years to come.

Responsibilities

In the Level Designer role, you will collaborate with the Lead Level Designers and the Design Director on the following:

  • Modeling 3D level design layout, illustrating 2D maps & diagrams, and writing design documentation.
  • Crafting level flow that emphasizes Combat Encounters, Puzzles, Exploration, and Narrative.
  • Building within established standards, conventions, and metrics that utilize the game systems and showcase their attributes.
  • Working with feedback to improve the clarity, feel, and flow of gameplay within areas of ownership.
  • Proposing and pitching level concepts to the project leadership team.
  • Prototyping new levels and layouts.
  • Implementing game scripting within a level.
  • Carefully tailoring the flow and challenge of a level.

Requirements

You bring to the position the following attributes,

  • Proficiency with 3D Packages to layout environments (Preferably Maya).
  • Experience with 2D Packages to create 2D maps and other visually oriented design materials (Preferably Illustrator, Photoshop, and PowerPoint).
  • Can use text or visual scripting systems to implement gameplay and debug game logic.
  • An effective communicator who is personable and flexible with their ideas.
  • Able to track work load and task progress, communicating up-to-date status to the Leads and Production team.
  • A desire to grow, learn, and improve as a designer.
  • 2 plus years in game development, or equivalent experience showcased in a portfolio of work.

Preferred Experience

  • 3 plus years in game development, with at least 1 year in a level design specific role.
  • Full development cycle experience for at least 1 published triple-A title.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

We value talent, self-motivation, and team spirit. In turn, we provide an environment with a large degree of autonomy and opportunities for growth.

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