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Principal World Designer – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Sumo Digital

My client, one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Principal World Designer to join their team. Having been developing games since the early 2000s they have assembled a talented team of over 230 staff and are looking to grow even more with opening another UK based studio. They have developed a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners with more recent titles being launched on the Xbox One and PS4. 2017 is guaranteed to be their most eventful year!

They are looking for a talented Principal World Designer to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting AAA title. Focussing solely on crafting dynamic, believable and exciting play spaces, this is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established, multi-million selling franchise.


  • Collaborate with cross discipline teams to create exciting, engaging spaces
  • Understand the role of tone, ambience, narrative and gameplay mechanics in creating immersive open world experiences for discerning players
  • Realise the high-level vision of the world through all stages of the development, from 2D to final shipped product
  • Plan, execute and refine varied world spaces to support gameplay, mission and artistic content
  • Use player feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience
  • Share experience to mentor and develop less experienced members of the design team


  • Proven experience of delivering exceptionally well designed levels and game areas
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA console title as a world designer
  • Experience in world building in one or more current generation engines/modelling tools (UE4, Unity, CryEngine, 3DS Max, Maya etc.)
  • Show an ability to weave narrative themes with gameplay mechanics to build interesting world spaces
  • Being the point of contact facilitating communication between code, art and design at a senior level
  • Ability to propose creative solutions to complex design problems and importantly “bring the team with you”
  • Experience of managing a small team of designers to achieve goals set by the Creative Lead
  • Be comfortable regularly interfacing with publishers and external parties

Beneficial Requirements:

  • Shipped at least one AAA title using UE3/4
  • Experience developing open-world missions and ambient activities
  • Experience in 3D modelling (3DS Max, Maya)
  • Experience in designing worlds for a story-driven FPS

What’s on offer?

  • Generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits
  • Days out, epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit
  • A relaxed and friendly environment, and an opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the creation of their games
  • Shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising
  • Great location in the UK

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


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