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Level Designer – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Sumo Digital Ltd

OPM Response is excited to be working with one of the UK’s most creative and stable independent game developers with a talented team of over 260 staff currently based in North UK. Since their inception in the early 2000s they have produced a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for major games publishers. They are currently working on a couple of highly anticipated AAA projects as well as several other exciting unannounced projects.



We are looking for talented Level Designers to join us on an exciting AAA console title. This is a great opportunity to expand your skillset and work on an established IP. You will:

  • Collaborate with all departments in the team to create innovative and memorable levels;
  • Understand the role of narrative in creating immersive experiences for discerning players;
  • Drive the vision of your levels through all stages of the development, from initial design brief through to final shipped product;
  • Plan, execute, and refine your levels from high-level concept to low-level scripting;
  • Use player-feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience.




  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Worked on at least one title as a level designer;
  • Good understanding of scripting and game logic;
  • Experience in scripting/level building in one or more current generation engines (UE4, Unity, CryEngine, etc.);
  • An understanding of learning curves, pacing, and player motivations;
  • An ability to weave narrative themes with core mechanics to build rewarding gameplay;
  • An ability to propose creative solutions to complex level design problems;
  • An in-depth knowledge of current games and gaming trends;
  • A passion for making great games.



  • Knowledge of UE4 Blueprint Scripting;
  • Experience in 3D modelling (3DS Max, Maya);
  • Experience in designing levels for story-driven FPS.



Our client offers a great benefits package including a generous holiday allowance, flexitime and an excellent employee benefits. Further incentives include days out, an epic Christmas party, birthday money, an on site free gym and free fruit for everyone!


Their new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight – staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.


The environment is friendly, sociable, relaxed and collaborative. Every team member has the opportunity to have a realisable input into the games they create. Team members can also partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs and charity fundraising events.



The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to

Tagged as: Level Design

Tags: Level Design Categories: Creative , Design


Emma Myall

Recruitment Consultant

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