Senior Game Designer, Levels

Senior Game Designer, Levels

We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

Game Designers at the Believer company create the systems, mechanics, and content that creates fun for our players! We are constantly putting ourselves in their shoes to better understand our players’ needs, and how we can best address them. We design holistically, and we can’t wait to engage with the other crafts to make our players’ dreams come true. We are involved in shaping the values and opportunities that our games are based upon. 

As a Senior Game Designer on Levels, you will help us create incredible Open Worlds for our players. You will work closely with other developers to immerse players in wondrous places designed to spark their imagination and desire to deeply explore. And you will use design best practices and new technology to bring players story and gameplay moments they’ve never experienced before. 

Experience with level design fundamentals and past experience in leading players through worlds will be crucial for this role. Technical experience is a must, with experience or excitement to learn Unreal Engine 5. Being open to stretching your skillset and taking on novel challenges in a currently small studio environment will be necessary as we iterate through early prototyping to find our studio style and iconic gameplay. You will report to the Design Director.

What you'll do:

  • Work with designers, artists, and engineers to align on the vision for our open world gameplay

  • Design engaging levels and open worlds in UE5 to aid in early prototyping

  • Design fun and exciting encounters and spaces for players to adventure within

  • Prototype, experiment, and capture insights

  • Work with engineers to build tools that accelerate and promote our development

  • Playtest the game daily - we believe that we learn best by going through the player experience at every opportunity

Required Qualifications:

  • Deep familiarity with open world games, narrative games, and MMO’s

  • Excitement or experience working with Unreal Engine 5 

  • Experience in early game development and prototyping

  • Strong ability to collaborate across departments and articulate design thoughts

  • Provide constructive and thoughtful feedback to others

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in game development, on live service or box products

  • Ability to predict outcomes of game design decisions on players and other content

  • Shipped or maintained 2+ AAA titles

  • Paper prototyping game theses and concepts

  • Can use existing frameworks to develop novel solutions and reverse-engineer designs

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every single requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $142,000 - $218,000

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers

Diversity

Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.

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