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Senior Level Designer

Remote New Media
Why Join Us?
To put it simply: you’ll work with great people, making top-tier, high-quality interactive experiences with the best IP in the world. We set out to build an uncompromising vision for a game studio and found the ideal partner in Skydance to extend its reach and sustainability. To fully deliver our vision for these games we assembled the best external development, publishing and IP partners in the world. Our internal team will remain small relative to other AAA developers so we can all maintain the highest levels of familiarity, trust and effectiveness. You’ll be surrounded by industry veterans, currently with an average of 20 years’ experience, in a climate of mutual trust, maturity, candor and playful collaboration. We believe that life’s too short to work with difficult people, regardless of talent, so exceptional character and strong principles are requirements for every role. Your days will be focused on solving creative and technical problems, not navigating corporate politics. 
 
We are open to a spectrum of remote working and office scenarios for staff. This will include regular team get-togethers and travel throughout the year, so we benefit from the best of both worlds – flexibility and efficiency as well as team cohesion.
Skydance New Media is open to hiring remote employees within California and Vancouver, British Columbia.  Applicants must be willing to relocate to one of these locations.
What You’ll Do:
We are searching for a Senior Level Designer to join our core team developing a high quality AAA single-player story-driven action-adventure game built using the Unreal Engine. Our design team is small, and we want to expand it with someone capable of bringing both deep expertise in level layout and gameplay while also being able to work with a distributed team of internal and external artists and designers to get results. We only hire talented, collaborative people with strong communication skills who are laser focused on achieving excellent results. #NewMedia

In This Role, You Will:

  • Work with a layout artist to plan and model environmental layouts based on design and art requirements
  • Own pacing and scripting of the level
  • Work with narrative to ensure the level embodies the relevant themes
  • Collaborate closely and proactively with artists, programmers, animators and other game designers to craft the vision of your levels and game
  • Participate in and iterate based on feedback from level play tests and reviews
  • Work with the design team to provide feedback on and champion gameplay systems, conventions, and scenarios
  • We Are Looking For People Who:

  • Preferred: 8+ years designing and scripting single-player levels for AAA games
  • Have a passion for narrative and storytelling
  • Eye for three dimensional spatial composition and architectural concepts
  • Have relevant experience in Unreal and/or Unity, particularly fluency in Blueprints or Visual Scripting
  • Iterate rapidly and effectively
  • Communicate concisely and constructively
  • Take criticism and collaborate in a way that respects vision
  • Thrive in a self-driven remote-work environment working with both the internal team and external partners
  • Have an extensive understanding of AAA game level development
  • What is Skydance New Media?
    Amy Hennig (co-creator of the Uncharted series) and Julian Beak, both 30-year veterans in the game industry, have built a new studio with Skydance Media (the studio behind Mission: Impossible, Top Gun: Maverick, The Old Guard, Grace and Frankie) that is laser-focused on premium action-adventure games with rich, compelling stories. Our first productions will tap into the traditions of adventure cinema to create an engaging, energetic experience that captures the spirit of TV and film to excite both gamers and non-gamers alike. These games will be best-in-class for both visual fidelity and innovative gameplay on the latest console platforms and PCs.
     
    Visit Our Website: Skydance New Media

    Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
     
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special. 

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