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Riot Games

Senior Game Designer, Level Design - Unpublished R&D Product

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Riot Games
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Los Angeles, CA

As a Game Designer, you will design and optimize the player experience. Your analytical skills, player insight, and creativity help craft in- and out-of-game experiences that engage and surprise players. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and work with every tool at hand to create innovative, player-focused designs that'll delight millions around the world. Working on an early stage product, you will help decipher one of Riot's next big bets.

As a Senior Game Designer in Research & Development focused on Level Design, you will create evocative, exciting maps and encounters as part of a larger level design team. Your analytical skills, player insight, and creativity aid in delivering encounters and spaces which support the intended cadence of our player experience. You will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and work with the teamโ€™s encounter and level tools to build these experiences, frequently owning each step of the process from end to end. You will report to the Lead Content Designer of the project.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for rapid implementation and iterations on levels and world environments
  • Work collaboratively within the wider content design team to create a great holistic experience
  • Create and integrate best practices for future level design work
  • Help guide the project from prototype to pre-production and ultimately even launch and ongoing live support
  • Design, implement, and improve maps and encounters that satisfy players and increase confidence in the game concept.
  • Create and provide multiple potential designs and solutions. Articulate trade-offs and risks between different options.
  • Playtest the game and help push for continued improvements for existing designs and fresh prototypes.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in professional Level Design
  • Demonstrated excellence in Level Design with previous shipped work
  • Experience with using environments to shape the player experience, enhance combat systems, create intuitive navigation, and bolster social connections between players
  • Has demonstrated proficiency at level building in an established game engine
  • Shipped or worked on at least one AAA+ online game

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working on a live product
  • Is familiar with the LoL IP

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

Itโ€™s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angelesโ€™ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).