World Design Director – AAA Games – Spain – Permanent

Location: Barcelona, Spain Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25431 Posted: 1 month ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games

OPM’s client is seeking an experienced lead world / level designer to own and drive the creation of an immersive world for a new and ambitious AAA game.


  • Collaborating with the Creative Director to define, own and champion the project living world pillars and vision
  • Push the development and creation of high-quality AAA environments
  • Work with the combat, AI and narrative leads to design and implement gameplay enabling playspaces
  • Create a world-class world and level design team by helping to interview and hiring level designers
  • Act as the mentor, guide and leader of your team of handpicked designers
  • Offer meaningful feedback to the world design team during play sessions
  • Build and maintain a prospering level design culture within the world design team
  • Help drive the development of standard-setting world design tools and workflow
  • Ensuring a productive internal workflow and beneficial relationships with external partners
  • Collaborating with other teams to develop immersion enhancing features such as weather and night/day systems


  • Work on a minimum of 2 shipped games either as Lead level/world director, lead/ senior-level/world designer
  • Understanding of at least one of the major 3D modelling packages and being able to get hands-on to create environments
  • Great level design skills – capable of defining level metrics and consistently applying them
  • Strong understanding of what works and doesn’t in leading open-world games – especially how combat spaces and terrain narrative intersect
  • Excellent communication skills – with the ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple teams
  • Ability to lead by example and delegate as required


  • 30 vacation days per year
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private health insurance including dental
  • Relocation and VISA support

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 415!

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