Lead Level Designer

Job Locations FR-Lyon
Job ID
2021-2322
Category
Design
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Arkane Studios is one of the most renowned development studios in the video game industry. Founded in 1999, the studio is owned by ZeniMax Media and Microsoft XBox. Arkane is known for its creative worlds and first-person action games, including the Dishonored and Prey franchises, which have won multiple "Game of the Year" awards. Our newest title Deathloop released on September 14, 2021, for PlayStation 5 and PC is another hit!

 

Joining Arkane Lyon is an opportunity to collaborate and evolve with a passionate and talented team, on cutting-edge technologies and innovative games, and in a stimulating and welcoming work environment. The studio is located in the Lyon Confluence district, a place of greenery, sports, gastronomy and music.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop the level design vision in collaboration with the creative direction and oversee the implementation of this vision in our games, with the player experience at the center
  • Define and maintain game levels to create a satisfying and polished level design flow
  • Be the referee on how the story and gameplay loops are brought together to create the "gameplay experience" faithful to the creative direction.
  • Collaborate with Lead Tech Level Designer to define the pipeline and tools so that level design team can work efficiently
  • Work closely with the Level Art team all along the levels creation and iteration
  • Collaborate with the Campaign Designer to make sure missions and levels are in harmony with the campaign
  • Work closely with the GD team to ensure the gameplay experience is reached
  • Be the key point of contact between the LD team and the other dev teams
  • Write documentation related to level design and gameplay experience to ensure guidelines and intentions are understood and followed
  • Manage the LD team: monitor team members’ objectives, carry out performance evaluation, favor an active and a fluid communication, demonstrate exemplary self-management, convey a vision, manage the recruitment for the team if needed

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years experience in a similar position on a AAA game
  • Strong ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of the values of the game design philosophy behind action adventure stealth games such as the Dishonored series
  • Adherence to the systemic design philosophy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • Familiarity with the constraints of action-adventure games and immersive simulations

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