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Skydance

Lead Level Designer - Game Team

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Skydance
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Santa Monica, CA

At Skydance Interactive, we believe in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in interactive entertainment. Innovation in game design, technology and storytelling is the passion that drives our agile studio of dedicated and talented game creators. Collaboration across all disciplines is vital to our success and is at the core of the inclusive culture we strive to foster every day.

We empower our employees to take ownership of the features they develop and create their own solutions when challenges arise. As our studio grows, we want to bring even more risk-takers, innovators and diverse voices along for the ride as we continue to create the games that will defy convention and define the future of the medium.

Our studio was founded in 2008 by several Treyarch veterans as The Workshop. For eight years, we built our reputation in the AAA console space working on hit titles such as Gears of War, XCom 2, Sorcery and The Evil Within.

In 2016, we joined forces with Skydance Media to form Skydance Interactive and set our sights on becoming the premiere studio in the burgeoning arena of Virtual Reality. Following the success of our first VR title Archangel, we elevated our ambition and tackled The Walking Dead universe in VR. The result was the 2018 genre-defining hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

With the success of the award winning multi-platform hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, we are seeking a Lead Level Designer for our upcoming next-generation VR game projects.

If you aspire to tell amazing stories through games with your artistic acumen, weโ€™d love to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Creative Director and team to brainstorm and develop the game world and levels
  • Own level design and world layout for the game
  • Create standards and define the level design pipeline
  • Create unique levels from paper design through implementation and revisions
  • Providing feedback and guidance to other designers - helping them stay on track and true to the overall vision of the game
  • Use player, peer and lead feedback to improve levels and the player experience

Requirements

  • Expertise in Unreal 4 and Blueprint
  • Experience in quest design and combat encounter scripting
  • Ability to use encounters and level pacing to drive in-game storytelling
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Solid problem solving and critical thinking skills

Pluses

  • Experience on VR / AR projects
  • Experience in systems and combat design

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.