Respawn Entertainment is an independent game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We have since shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars™, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking AAA games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
We're looking for a highly skilled Level Designer who will embrace our philosophy and share their hard-earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players.
What you’ll do...
Work with design leadership, design team, artists, code, and animation departments to deliver level designs that epitomize the creative vision of the game.
Research subject matter relating to the design objective in an effort to ensure the authenticity of the experience.
You will be expected to own level designs from conception to the final stages of polish, facilitating communication and coordinating departments to ensure the vision is clearly understood.
Be a positive influence on the entire team and as a Designer, evangelize the ultimate promise to deliver “fun.”
Ability to self-critique and accept outside critique. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent design practices, constraints, and metrics throughout projects.
Ideally, you will have...
3+ years’ experience in the games industry working in a level design capacity, shipping at least one title.
Experience working with a game engine, using scripting tools to orchestrate events, and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.
Extensive understanding of level design process including level flow, engagement, structure, pacing, environmental storytelling, testing, etc.
Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
Expert game design sensibilities.
Ability to pitch game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
Strong understanding of level editing packages such as Maya, Unity, UDK, or other proprietary tools.
A team player-mindset, understanding the importance of collaboration, and able to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
A positive, solution-oriented attitude and passion about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.
Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.
Passion for making and playing games.
Shipped AAA game(s) a plus.
Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for health and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
Paid vacation, post-project & holiday office closures, and sick days.
Company-sponsored team events: movie screenings, industry gatherings, and game launch parties to name a few.
Fun office parties throughout the year for employees, friends, and family.
Spacious modern campus with open work spaces and lots of daylight.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes available.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: marathons, hikes, biking, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.