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Senior Level Designer

Methodical

Raleigh, NC, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/23/2022
  • Website: www.methodical.com
  • Company Address: 3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive, (Suite 778, Denver, CO, 80209

About Methodical

Methodical understands the business of healthcare.

Job Description

Methodical Games is a newly formed studio built around a fundamental set of ideals; a lean talented team, direct cross-discipline collaboration, quick iteration, and developer-driven processes. Our goal is to foster a haven for developers to push the bounds of their craft and collaborate directly with other creative minds. As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on a detail oriented approach to game development with a focus on meticulously crafted gameplay. You might even call it an obsession. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all walks of life to join us in building something great.

 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Level Designer to create fantastical worlds for a new IP built in Unreal Engine 5. Our ideal candidate has a strong technical background, solid aesthetic sensibilities, and has shipped games as a level designer. Portfolio link with videos or screenshots highlighting your work is expected with application.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with art and design to plan, build, and iterate on compelling level designs that drive a unique type of multiplayer gameplay.

  • Create compelling locations that leverage gameplay mechanics.

  • Communicate openly and consistently with other disciplines to ensure consistent execution of the game vision.

  • Create high level overviews of concepts using visualization tools to quickly convey ideas and drive design discussion.

  • Create test scenarios to rapidly iterate and inform gamewide decisions.

  • Optimize and ship open world environments for multiple target platforms.

  • Play and give feedback on the game. Your voice matters.

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a level designer and a portfolio including work from a shipped title.

  • Strong technical background and scripting (Unreal Blueprints) knowledge.

  • Experience designing maps utilizing open world tools.

  • Passion for crafting play spaces that are beautiful and believable.

  • Deep understanding of multiplayer games, their dynamics and the ability to articulate these in the context of your design.

  • Solid knowledge of Unreal Engine and an understanding of development pipelines.

  • Self motivated individual contributor passionate about pushing boundaries and experimenting with new technologies and processes.

  • Passionate gamer who can speak to the strengths and weaknesses of different types of single player and multiplayer games.

 

Nice to Have

  • Expert with advanced features of Unreal Engine 5.

  • Shipped console game experience.

  • Experience with procedural environment creation (Houdini, etc)

  • Experience with 3D art tools and techniques (Maya, 3DS Max)

 

Not an exact match for this role? We’d still love to hear from you! Visit our Careers Page and fill out the Open Application to apply.

 

How we work

  • Methodical Games is a remote hybrid studio with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Everyone is a hands-on contributor and we believe in leading by example.

  • We’re a small cross-discipline team communicating directly with one another.

  • It is important to us to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and do their best work.

 

What we offer

  • Competitive salary.

  • Generous equity and profit sharing.

  • Unlimited paid time off, Summer and Winter breaks.

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered for employees.

  • 401(k) retirement plan and Flex Spending accounts.

  • Relocation assistance to the Raleigh area.

  • Centrally located office minutes from downtown Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. Walk to PNC Arena (home of the Carolina Hurricanes). Garage parking with free EV charging!