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Lead Level Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-06-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
DESIGN

What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for a Lead Level Designer to join our Design team working on Fortnite. In this role, you'll utilize your experience, creative leadership, and team management skills to lead a highly collaborative team to design and build content for upcoming releases. Level Designers at Epic are a part of a cross-discipline content team working to develop great looking spaces which expand the Fortnite universe.

In this role, you will
• Lead a team of Level Designers to create fun and visually appealing buildings, landmarks, and POIs for Fortnite Battle Royale
• Use your creative leadership to focus design efforts around building competitive and compelling gameplay spaces that achieve seasonal goals
• Collaborate with Directors to plan content that tells stories, pushing the narrative and storytelling in the world
• Work with Art, Production, and Directors to establish vision and plan content for seasonal updates and work with the Gameplay team to implement map impacting features to the world
• Represent the Level Design team in meetings and planning, championing rules, metrics, budgets and guidelines for creating content for Fortnite
• Attend playtests, provide feedback, and identify practical solutions to problems
• Mentor more junior members of the Level Design team, providing feedback, reviews, and growth planning

What we're looking for
• Prior experience leading a Multiplayer Level Design team
• Experience leading teams building content for a GaaS model
• Demonstrated ability to improvise and creatively solve problems
• Experience working closely and communicating with artists, and Art leadership
• History of designing and building multiplayer levels, ideally Battle Royale style play spaces
• Experience using a level editor (UE4/UE5, or similar)

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$158,988 - $233,182 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$151,761 - $222,583 USD

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6yov8-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $158,988 to $233,182 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.