Senior Level Designer

Culver City, CA/Remote

“Let’s build Cross-Reality together.” Statements like that are what drive and excite us here. If you’re interested in working alongside passionate game developers that are driving towards the next evolution of immersive gaming, then you should join us.  Survios, the foremost virtual reality game developer and pioneer of the future of immersive technologies, has an opening for a talented Senior Level Designer to join our amazing design team!

The Senior Level Designer creates and improves game levels and worlds to ensure an optimum playability. He/She participates in the development of Level Design tools and pipeline.

Applicants should be enthusiastic about the opportunity to collaborate with developers across disciplines, and to seek out opportunities to dive in, solve problems, and make improvements wherever necessary.  Candidates are expected to be self-starting and proactive in identifying risks and determining solutions. They should also have a passion for adding the extra polish that sets our games apart.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and build levels for exciting and innovative VR games.
  • Collaborate closely with Art, Animation, Engineering, Audio, and fellow Designers to drive systems and features through to completion, at a high level of quality.
  • Collaborating with designers and engineers on meta-game systems and AI.
  • Participates in the gameplay conception for the levels.
  • Understands the narrative ambition of each game level.
  • Understands and implements the desired gameplay in the levels.
  • Prototype the environment, establish the layout, and suggest ways to use interactive and non-interactive means to create emotion for the player.
  • Work in collaboration with the level artist to ensure that the level is playable and that the graphic elements support each other.
  • Control the accessibility, understanding, and difficulty of the level.
  • Actively participate in design specific discussions and design reviews.
  • Shares his/her knowledge and helps less experienced level designers.
  • Works with a high level of autonomy and ability to assist his/her colleagues in delivering gameplay features of excellent quality.
  • Fixes design bugs entered into the database by testers.

Requirements:

    • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or similar proprietary level editors. 
    • Comfortable working in game editors and understanding engine/game constraints and opportunities.
    • Enthusiasm and desire to work in the game development industry.
    • Ability and desire to work in creative and collaborative teams.
    • Ability to write clear and concise documentation..
    • Proficiency in basic software such as word processing, spreadsheets, etc.
    • Excellent knowledge of level editing tools.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in level design with at least 2 shipped titles.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Excellent knowledge and strong passion for video games.
    • Ability to manage his/her own time and work within tight deadlines.
    • Self-motivated team player.
    • Strong, current portfolio with samples of your work is required for consideration.

Pluses:

  • Hands-on experience shipping Unreal Engine titles on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
  • Blueprint Scripting.
  • Experience developing virtual reality games or simulations.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Game Design.
  • Knowledge of Agile Methodology, JIRA, and Perforce.

About Us:

Survios is at the forefront of VR game development and is pioneering the future of immersive technologies. Since inception, we have taken a holistic approach to virtual reality innovation, developing hardware, software, and games hand-in-hand to take VR to places that no one has dreamed possible. Survios offers a pet-friendly work environment with unlimited vacation time and a host of other perks and benefits to give our team everything we need to create unrivaled Active Virtual Reality experiences.

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