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Level Designer - VR

Company: Skydance Media
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 asGears of War, XCom 2, SorceryandThe 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 titleArchangel, we elevated our ambition and tackled The Walking Dead universe in VR. The result was the 2018 genre-defining hitThe Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.Skydance Interactive, developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, is looking for a talented, organized, and motivated Level Designer. As a level designer, you will be responsible for developing levels and experiences that are engaging and rich in gameplay. Take your vision all the way from paper design to greybox and ultimately to completion. You will be working under our Lead Designer, and collaborate closely with the rest of the design team, as well as the wider development teams - Art, Audio and Engineering - to help produce an engaging and coherent gameplay experience. #InteractiveResponsibilities

  • Own the design and creation of specific levels of the game and bring them from a paper design to a polished playable level.
  • Plan and block out environmental layouts, level scripting, and object placement
  • Collaborate with fellow designers, artists, programmers and audio to help make your vision come to life
  • Work with the Lead Designer and iterate on your work based on feedback and reviews
  • Address issues found by Quality AssuranceRequirements
    • Experience working within game editors
    • Extensive knowledge of level editing tools
    • Able to accept criticism and collaborate respectfully with the team.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to focus, self-task, and work without micro-management while adhering to schedulesPluses
      • Hands-on Unreal experience
      • Experience with 3D modeling software
      • Knowledge of JIRA or other task/bug tracking software
      • Experience with Blueprint scripting
      • Experience developing for VR platforms.The salary range for this position in Los Angeles is $60,000 - $80,000. The salary offered may vary based on the candidate's location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors. The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including bonus, benefits, etc.We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements as written in the job description.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.Recruitment Fraud AlertIt has come to our attention that there may be fraudulent activity by individuals impersonating our Talent Acquisition team. Skydance will only contact you from an official "@skydance.com" email address. If you suspect that you are being contacted by an unauthorized person or believe that the correspondence you have received is suspicious, please do not click on any links or attachments in such emails and submit any questions or concerns to our information security team at.

Keywords: Skydance Media, Santa Monica , Level Designer - VR, Other , Santa Monica, California

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