Lead Level Designer (Hybrid)

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Posted 03 April 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameDaniel Butcher

Job description

We are looking for a Lead Level Designer on behalf of Toadman Interactive to build and grow the level design department in their Stockholm studio. You will be responsible for a number of key things within the studio such as hiring new level designers, nurturing junior talent, and making sure that the department aligns with the game vision.  

Toadman Interactive started as a work for hire consultancy studio in 2013 and has since contributed to titles such as Killing Floor Calamity, Escape from Dead Island, Dead Island 2, Bloodsports TV, Stylista, and Warhammer: End times – Vermintide.

They are looking for a helpful and driven person who wants to manage a team of designers, while also being close to the production process. The role is ideal for a senior designer that wants to step up, or an established lead level designer.

Your responsibilities…

  • Hire and build a level design department in the Stockholm studio
  • Review and help create levels in collaboration with the creative lead
  • Be a proactive member of the design team, brainstorming and developing designs, and providing feedback to other designers
  • Work together with the environment art and programming department to plan the deliverables for the game
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 6 or more years experience as a level designer, with a shipped AA/AAA co-op title
  • Exceptional proficiency in quickly blocking out levels within game engines and 3d tools
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends
  • Intuitive understanding of how action games work and why people play them
  • Strong ability to break down complex problems into manageable pieces that are relevant to others
  • Experience in working with game scripting systems
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English