Level Designer

Rec Room

Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/26/2021
  • Website: recroom.com
  • Company Address:

About Rec Room

Rec Room Inc. was founded in April 2016 by a small team with a shared passion for VR, AR, social, and multiplayer experiences. Since then, we've been growing and hiring top talent!

Job Description

Rec Room is the best place to build and play games together. Chat, hang out, explore MILLIONS of rooms, or build something new to share with us all! 

As a Level Designer at Rec Room, your levels are the place where all aspects of our experiences come together. You will work at all levels of the design process - from building consensus and inspiring your teammates toward goals, to crafting environments, systems, and complete user-experiences. You will collaborate across disciplines and teams through all phases of the design process. You will balance the needs of the company, your team, and most importantly, the players!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Design Lead to build levels and content for Rec Room experiences
  • Block out and build 3D levels through all phases of development, from graybox, iteration, and ship, all the way through to upkeep in our live service.
  • Place and balance items, weapons, and all other game objects within the experience
  • Effectively communicate progress to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Work closely with all disciplines to ensure your level smoothly incorporates art, audio, and mechanics.
  • Research and become familiar with the experience subject matter, locations, audio, and architecture.
  • Design features and experiences that work well across a variety of diverse platforms (phones, consoles, VR, etc.)
  • Transform your ideas into well-thought-out designs, with just enough documentation, wireframes, or flow diagrams to communicate them clearly
  • Balance a mix of internal feedback, player feedback, and data to test and iterate on experiences

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH: 

  • Relentless enthusiasm for Level Design and what makes it work!
  • 2+ years of Level Design experience. Exceptional student and/or personal projects can be sufficient
  • A portfolio including shipped games and/or shipped personal projects
  • Experience building games in a wide variety of editors/engines and mod tools
  • A strong user lens - the ability to see the game through players’ eyes
  • Ability to produce 3D level blockouts quickly for iteration
  • The ability to work autonomously in fast-moving, ambiguous development environments
  • A constant desire to learn, improve, and help others improve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to onboard and work remotely, until we return to the office, located in Seattle, WA

BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE: 

  • Experience with Unity
  • A systems design background
  • Experience designing levels for first-person games
  • Experience designing levels for multiplayer games
  • Experience with live services and rapid-deployment

COMPANY INFO TO KNOW: 

Rec Room offers generous medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. We also support your retirement benefits with a company match. Rec room respects employee's personal lives and we value work-life balance by providing unlimited paid time off. Our company values are real and drive our culture. We work hard to ensure a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work culture.

Rec Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.