Lead Level Designer

New Westminster, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first-person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2023, OWI has nearly 120 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into serving as a publisher supporting mods and have just announced our upcoming title “Starship Troopers: Extermination”, a 12-player PvE first-person shooter based on the 1997 cult-classic film.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented Lead Level Designer for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

 

Job Duties:

  • Manage a team of level designers, assigning areas of responsibility, overseeing reviews and providing feedback
  • Recognize the individual abilities of each member of your team, mentoring them through regular 1:1 meetings, as well as in formal reviews
  • Represent the level design team’s interests and needs to external groups, provide regular updates to stakeholders, and collate feedback into tasks for your team
  • Work with technical and environment artists to identify needed tools and other special requirements
  • Create and share design documentation with artists and other designers to communicate goals, references, and points of interest
  • Be an advocate for the player’s experience, ensuring that maps created by your team contribute to an engaging player experience and meet the product’s goals
  • Collaborate with game designers to create levels that promote the game’s design and mechanics
  • Establish level design best practices and optimal workflow between level design and environment artists
  • Review design and development work on a regular basis to ensure execution is in line with overall vision and quality standards
  • Manage a library of 20+ live maps; finding and fixing bugs and ensuring older maps are updated to meet overall quality standards
  • Help organize new map playtests and gather feedback form the team, QA, and playtesters outside the team

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of Level Design experience
  • Experience managing a team of level designers and helping guide the creative vision and development process
  • Strong organizational skills working with production to ensure a steady release schedule
  • High degree of familiarity with Unreal Engine and other map designing and editing packages
  • Strong understanding of how to make interesting, varied, and engaging gameplay through level layouts, hot spots, and points of interest
  • An understanding of how to balance between game aesthetics and technical limitations

 

This is a full-time permanent position.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • Retirement savings plan
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation and 2 weeks of paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Wonderful colleagues!

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter and a copy of your resume.

 

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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