Lead Level Designer (Hybrid)

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Posted 03 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

AAA co-development studio d3t want to add a Lead Level Designer to their team as they work on several exciting AAA projects in conjunction with some of the world’s leading studios.

Being part of the Keywords Studio group means d3t enjoy sustainable and continual growth as they work on multiple projects at any one time which offers plenty of variety and involvement in different AAA projects.

d3t’s award-winning studio is based Runcorn and proudly boasts the gamesindustry.biz listing as a best place to work from 2019 - 2022. They offer an amazingly professional, fun, and supportive working environment with a zero-crunch ethos.

Previous projects include Hogwarts Legacy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Alan Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Assetto Corsa Competizione, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and more!

Your responsibilities…
  • Effectively carry out line-management duties for designers in your charge, including career progression, mentoring, reviews, discipline, and others when necessary
  • Review and feedback latest build to ensure that it conforms with the design vision and the core mechanics of the game
  • Communicate the project objectives, strategies, and general information to all team members to give visibility to the advancement of the development of the game
  • Use your experience to enact positive change within the design team, contributing to the game design, level design, and features to inspire and guide the other designers
  • Be part of the senior design leadership; mentor others, bring your experience to bear, and help steer the department’s direction
  • Communicate with clients to ensure all parties have full awareness of current and projected objectives, difficulties, and deadlines
  • Take part in discussions with prospective clients regarding potential projects
  • Liaise with the production team to assess progress towards short- and long-term objectives
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 6+ years in a Senior or Lead Level Design role on 2 or more AAA titles
  • PC and/or console level development experience
  • Experience of mentoring and developing individuals within a team
  • An internal and external client focused mentality
  • Strong analytical skills
Non-essential but desirable extras…
  • Management and planning skills
  • Scripting experience
  • Good working knowledge of Unreal
Perks and benefits include…
  • 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays and up to 5 days extra for length of service
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance including dental and eye care
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Income Protection
  • Annual bonus, be rewarded for great teamwork!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Tech and bike scheme
  • Regular socials and events, and let’s not forget the on-site d3t BBQ area!
  • Breakout areas filled with little extras such as games and snacks to suit all dietary preferences