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Lead Level Designer

Warner Bros. Discovery

Knutsford, United Kingdom 05-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007 and went on to develop the hit LEGO games franchise. The company is proud to continue its mission to be the leading publisher of interactive entertainment for young gamers and their families.

TT Games are looking for a Lead Level Designer with proven level design experience on console or PC titles, to take on a key role on an exciting new LEGO game based on a major IP.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Alongside the Assistant Design Director, you will help to evangelise the game vision, ensuring it is clearly communicated to your team and carried through into the game's level design and implementation.
• You will lead a team of level designers to deliver high quality levels which support the creative pillars of the game.
• You will ensure your level design team understand the vision and design of the game, holding regular reviews and providing feedback so their work meets the required quality bar. You will also support feedback from other disciplines, the Design Director, and User Research.
• You will closely collaborate with other disciplines, understanding their role and building a positive relationship to ensure that they are involved in the design process.
• Establish level design best practice, and improve the level design workflow for your team
• You will ensure team members follow agreed development practices as well as ensuring that their work maintains stability and quality throughout development
• You will work with the production teams to verify your teams task estimations, and the team are delivering their work to deadlines at quality.
• You will oversee, mentor & coach the designers and take an active role in their career development, including annual appraisals and goal setting.
• You will encourage a culture of professionalism, collaboration, and respect.
• You will identify key hires for your team and take an active role in the recruitment process.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Significant progressively complex experience within their discipline, in level design on AAA titles including experience of at least one leadership role and at least one title shipped in this position.
• A broad knowledge of all aspects of game and level design with a strong understanding of layout, architectural composition, combat and encounter design, balancing, flow, difficulty, progression & usability. You should be able to describe approaches that create engaging and fun levels.
• A passion for creating fun and accessible games for children and families.
• Experience of games development and shipped at least one action or action/adventure title on console or PC title.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Experience of UE4/ UE5 an advantage

#LI-Remote

Hybrid Working – This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.
Hybrid Working - This role is advertised as a Hybrid work model, that combines remote and in-office work, following our current company policy and to be agreed with your Line Manager. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0xxq-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.