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Senior/Lead Level Designer – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Sumo Digital Ltd

My client, one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Senior/Lead Level 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 talented Senior/Lead Level Designer to join them on an exciting AAA console title. Aimed squarely at individuals looking for a challenge, this is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established IP.


  • 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
  • Share past experience to mentor and develop less experienced members of the level design team


  • Shipped at least one AAA console title as a level designer
  • Excellent 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

Desired requirements:

  • Shipped a AAA title using UE3/4
  • Knowledge of UE4 Blueprint Scripting
  • Experience in 3D modelling (3DS Max, Maya)
  • Experience in designing levels for story-driven FPS

What’s on offer?

  • Generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits
  • Days out, exciting 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


Emma Myall

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