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Level Design Director

Гилдфорд, Великобритания
Game Design & User Experience
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Job Overview

 

As Level Design Director, you will be responsible for the level design team and the quality of their work. You will collaborate with the Creative Director and Lead Game Designer and use level design ensure the game reaches its full potential.  You will help define and implement best practices in level design and define the level design guidelines for future development. Along with the Lead Game Designer, you will help recruit, mentor and develop the level design team.

Based in Guildford, Wargaming UK is looking for exceptionally skilled developers to assist in the creation of worlds in the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.  

Based in Guildford, Wargaming UK is looking for exceptionally skilled developers to assist in the creation of worlds in the next big free-to-play PC title from Wargaming, the company that brought us World of Tanks and one of the strongest free-to-play PC game companies in the world.  

In this role, you will help to inspire and create gameplay for a new & exciting project aimed at a western audience.

The candidate will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to work closely with all disciplines to create & be responsible for elements of the games fun!

In this position you will be working within a multidisciplinary team of developers in a global community and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.

We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour who can integrate themselves seamlessly into our team & studio culture, a solid singing voice, sweet dance moves, and an ability to pun will all stand you in good stead.

Reports To

You will report to the Creative Director

What will you do?

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and other Leads to contribute innovative ideas and resolve design issues.

  • Work with other disciplines to ensure every level achieves its full potential.

  • Direct and work with the level design team to create, iterate and refine levels that provide a fun, balanced and engaging experience.

  • Supervise the development of all levels through initial planning, grey-box, feature implementation through the art pipeline to release.

  • Create documentation on guidelines and working practices for level design on this project.

  • Work with metrics and heatmaps as part of ongoing iteration and polish for each level.

  • Collaborate with the code team to develop and enhance any tools required to streamline the level design process.

  • Work with other Leads to run regular level reviews at multiple stages of implementation to ensure the design execution matches the overall creative vision.

What are we looking for?

  • 5+ years of game industry experience including multiple titles shipped with level design role

  • Solid experience taking levels from concept to completion.

  • A comprehensive understanding of gameplay level design including multiplayer map design, player movement and signposting.

  • A great sense for what makes a game or level fun

  • A strong methodology and problem-solving ability

  • Previous work experience with Unreal and a solid understanding of Blueprints

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Have a solid understanding of environmental storytelling.

  • Experience making maps for vehicular combat games.

  • Experience making multiplayer maps.

  • Experience implementing environmental destruction implementation (especially in Unreal 4)

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.

Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!

 

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