Senior Level Designer

VR Titles - AAA and Indie - Global Team

Location
Amsterdam
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application

Skillsearch is looking for a skilled and committed Senior Level Designer to join our client's inclusive and talented team. This full-time level design role is based in Amsterdam and comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Senior Level Designer, you will have a great affinity with the player experience and collaborate across disciplines to craft gameplay that showcases the game's mechanics, characters and setting to make memories that stay with the player. 

To give you an idea of how this Senior Level Designer role will look and feel, these are some things you can expect to do: 

  • Create spatial designs that consider movement through space, guide the player’s attention and stage game and narrative events 
  • Model simple 3D meshes for blocking out environments 
  • Design and implement levels using blueprints or similar visual scripting tools 
  • Collect and analyse playtest data and use it to validate the level design or improve the player experience 
  • Implement the placement of game entities, such as characters, enemies cover, pickups, etc., and balance the level’s difficultly 

To apply for this level design job, you will need at least two full development cycles of experience on a major PC/console title in a level design role on an action-adventure title. You will also require the following: 

  • The ability to independently implement level blueprints or other scripting languages 
  • Highly organised with good time management and planning skills 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of games industry trends and contemporary development practices 
  • Experienced in Agile development and working in cross-disciplinary teams 
  • Exceptional knowledge of working with the Unreal Engine 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, including 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more, a 30% income tax reduction for eligible ex-pats, relocation cost compensation depending on your situation, a free pension plan, flexible working hours and more! 

Please reach out to Andy from the Skillsearch team today at ad@skillsearch.com to apply and register your interest in this full-time Senior Level Designer position in Amsterdam. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Principal Game Design & Production Consultant Andy Demetriou

Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!

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