Full Time Job

Senior Game Designer

WB Games

Carlsbad, CA 10-27-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

WB Games is looking for an enthusiastic Level Designer to work on the next generation of games. You'll be partnering with creative leaders and experienced developers to help drive innovation and excellence in multiplatform gaming while developing a studio culture second to none in beautiful San Diego, California.

The Daily
• Work closely with the design team and creative leaders on level designs
• Design and greybox exciting, innovative, and balanced multiplayer levels
• Continually iterate and test level designs against player move set, combat abilities, and player skill level (through audience testing)
• Distill and integrate aspects of iconic locations into gameplay set pieces
• Create replayable moments that are fun the first and five thousandth time
• Introduce variability to a mostly static map
• Work closely with environment artists to develop and deliver against the product vision
• Establish level design pipeline & methodology as the first member of the level design team
• Actively share knowledge within area of expertise and influence other related disciplines
• Be the voice for level design in cross discipline conversations and planning
• Mentor and advise other designers in level design process and best practices
• Assess new market trends, features, technologies and emerging techniques to stay competitive
• Work closely with production to manage development schedules, bug tracking, studio initiatives, and overall team health and morale

The Essentials
• Strong knowledge of level design principles, theories, and contemporary game trends
• Great writing, presenting, and team communication a must
• Well versed in all aspects of level design including documentation, greyboxing, and implementing interactive objects
• Understanding of landmarks, lighting, and silhouettes
• History of effective use of sightlines, opened vs constrained spaces, and balanced player cognitive load
• Experience with dynamic level layouts and fair hazards in a PvP environment
• Bachelor's Degree in Game Design or equivalent practical experience
• 5+ years of experience
• Shipped at least 2 AAA products on console or PC
• Solid understanding of UE4 and Blueprint
• Effectively communicate level design direction, requirements, and deliverables
• Art, programming, or audio skills a plus
• A deep love of video games