Visual Concepts is one of the world’s top game development studios with a flat, entrepreneurial, and non-corporate work environment. We have a proven track record having shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to great critical acclaim.
Our studio in Foothill Ranch, CA is committed to gaming and technical innovation and offers top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
We are seeking a Level Designer to join our development team. Within this role, you will focus on shaping engaging game zones where you will create exciting missions and events. You’ll work with engineers, artists, and other designers to conceptualize, prototype, iterate, and ship large activity-filled play-spaces.
Document, build, implement, bug-fix and “own” your ideas, overseeing them from concept through to final release
Cooperate with the entire design team and other departments to maximize use of existing game systems, and support the needs of fellow developers
Prototype and pitch your own design ideas to the team
Block out zones and play spaces in-engine, proving that these zones are fun to traverse, intuitive to navigate, and fulfill the goals set by the game’s narrative and technical requirements
Create missions using the environment and the core game features to provide players with thrilling content
Analyze, validate, and incorporate feedback from the team, as well as from external user testing, as needed
Shipped at least 1 AAA video game within a Level Designer role
Experienced in designing and developing game spaces, including block-outs
Comfortable with both conceptual and practical aspects of game design
Experienced with 3D world and level building tools
Comfortable with development that is playtest-driven and focused on iteration and polish
Ability to find new opportunities for improvements and additions within a game
Ability to work in a team and collaborate with engineers, artists, and other designers
Good communication and presentation skills
Self-motivated and proactive
Experience with programming or scripting
Experience with Unreal Engine
Along with your application, please submit a portfolio of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of level design techniques.