Lead Level Designer
Ubisoft
Santa Rosa, Calabarzon, PH
4d ago

Company Description

In 2016, Ubisoft Philippines opened as the first and only AAA game development studio in the country. Since then, the studio has grown to around 150 professionals, co-developing the following flagship franchises : Assassin's Creed (AC) : Odyssey, AC : Origins, AC III Remaster, AC Liberation and AC Rogue on Nintendo Switch, For Honor, Skull & Bones, The Crew 2 and more upcoming unannounced projects.

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment and services in the world. We are located in the emerging central business district in the South of Manila, with a lush, green, family-friendly ecosystem.

Our building is within DLSU Laguna, our partner university whom we have been working closely with in the creation of Video Game Development courses, training developers of the future .

Through partnerships in the academe and active involvement in events, we aim to continue growing the game dev industry in the Philippines and South East Asia.

Ready to tackle new challenges and take entertainment to the next level? Join us and Create the Unknown.

Job Description

The Lead Level Designer will create and optimize complex game levels and create and / or implement exciting gameplay situations based on the creative vision.

The main and routine tasks of the lead level designer are to :

Conceptualize, design, script, direct, and build levels for video game products

Design and implement areas of the game including layout, character placement, and other gameplay related entities

Collaborate with Creative Director and Lead Designers to contribute innovative ideas towards all aspects of game design

Collaborate with other Level Designers to define and refine level designs to create an extremely fun, satisfying, and polished level design flow

Actively participate in and / or lead design specific discussions concerning design reviews and design issues

Create design documentation based on the direction from the Creative Director and Lead Designers

Collaborate with the engineering team to develop and enhance the development of tools and processes used in laying out environments

Work closely with the art department to conceive and design environments that are innovative and visually impressive.

Apply architecture concepts to levels (flow, threshold, volumes).

Share knowledge and mentor junior designers.

Motivate and inspire others to generate new ideas.

Keep up to date on current gaming trends and latest technology.

Any other ad-hoc duties, if necessary

Qualifications

Minimum 7 years of experience, with exposure in 2 shipped AAA titles

Previous experience using LUA (or equivalent scripting language) to create game mechanics

Some artistic background, formal or otherwise, 2D or 3D, is a big plus

Ability to design creative and interesting game levels utilizing 3D tools (UnrealEd, Maya, Max,

Hammer, Radiant or similar 3D editor)

Must possess a strong working knowledge of game design systems

Must possess a full understanding of the relationship between gameplay elements within the level and the overall game as well as all of the ways a player can respond to each gameplay element

Deep knowledge of the adventure / shooter game genre and the game development process

Solid knowledge of the game production pipeline

Ability to conceptualize exciting level designs that will be satisfying to the player

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Passion for games and game development

Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment

Ability to learn new tools quickly

Kindly provide your CV and portfolio

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Additional Information

Our top priority are our people : Ubisoft offers a world-class working environment that facilitates collaboration, open communication, and fun.

We ensure our team receive the best training, regularly sending them to trips to other Ubisoft studios around the globe.

We work hard, but we play hard too. With our monthly events, parties, regular video game tournaments, music and sports clubs, you can bet that were serious about fun!

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