Principal Level Designer

Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking a Principal Level Designer to join our Elder Scrolls Online team.

A developer in this role serves as a key part of the level design team with a focus on creating levels for both open world and “linear” spaces, combat encounter design, and scripting. This role will work closely with the Lead Level Designers and Lead Content Designer to establish and drive vision on a major content area or feature. A key part of this role involves designing the workflow and establishing best practices for content creation.


  • Help establish the vision on a large content feature or area
  • Build consensus on the feature set execution across disciplines
  • Support the leadership team in establishing and role modeling positive processes
  • Help the lead level designers define quality standards for the team through hands on execution and documentation
  • Mentoring of more junior members of the team to help them grow in their careers
  • Help determine the optimal workflow for content creation
  • Work with the tools team to identify the ideal toolset with which to create content


  • 5+ years related experience
  • Broad gameplay design knowledge
  • Ability to drive collaboration and consensus across multiple disciplines
  • Strong organization, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Deeply creative with a great sense of what makes gameplay fun
  • Excellent sense of gameplay pacing and level design skills
  • Good grasp of scripting or coding
  • Comfortable with a development schedule that is playtest-driven and focused on iteration and polish
  • Strong understanding of the discrete elements game levels and combat experiences are built from, and the ability to problem solve both holistically and on a per-component basis

Preferred Skills


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