Lead Level Designer - Berlin, DE

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Posted 01 March 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Lead Level Designer


YAGER Developments - Berlin, DE

YAGER Developments are currently looking for an experienced Lead Level Designer to join their team to create a unique 3rd person PvE-based co-op shooter for hardcore players packed with innovation. It is an opportunity to create a unique gameplay experience in an open world that let you choose your own goals, together with others.

As a Lead Level Designer in this project, you will be responsible for leading and mentoring a highly motivated team of level designers and support them in the creation of high-quality game environments, as well as be a driving force of great level design.

You are expected to lead by example. You will join a talented team that works together to deliver a truly unique player experience and that has a lot to offer.

As a Lead Level Designer you will…

  • Overseeing the entirety of the game’s world and level designs
  • Function as the level design department lead, responsible for managing their level designers, defining a coherent design culture and processes across teams, and representing the department to other departments and stakeholders
  • Work with the creative director and other department leads to realize the project’s creative vision
  • Providing feedback and practical mentoring to team members to foster their development as level designers and developers
  • Leading by example: ability to create great game levels, spaces, and gameplay scenarios (on paper and in-engine) that exceed player expectations
  • Establishing level design quality benchmarks and guiding the team in reaching them
  • Collaborate with Technical Art to create and continuously improve workflows and production paradigms for level building (e.g. modular systems)

For this role, you'll need…

  • 5+ years experience as Level Designer
  • 2+ years experience as Lead Level Designer
  • Deep understanding of level design principles for co-op action games
  • Shipped at least 1 action game as senior or lead level designer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Extensive experience with modern 3D game engines and related editing tools
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Bonus points if you have skills and experience in…

  • Extensive experience with the Unreal Engine
  • Scripting experience, for example with Unreal Blueprint

Interested in hearing more?

Email lawrie.brennan@aswift.com or call +44 (0)1709 834 777