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Lead Level Designer AAA Game Studio Germany Ref 2473

An award-winning studio is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to take on the responsibility for setting the game vision for level design on a new co-op game. As a Lead Level Designer, you will take on a hands-on approach to leading your team and producing a high-quality player experience through the delivery of compelling player experiences through ideation, iteration, and implementation. 

You’ll work directly with a world-class team to create beautiful, industry-leading products that push the envelope in the gaming community. You’ll manage, coach, and develop a team of incredibly talented, dynamic designers. We are looking for people who want to have fun at work, share ownership, and make smart decisions; responsible people who have a positive attitude, are passionate and value professionalism.



  • You will be responsible for the level design of an entire product, driving end to end implementation across the team. 
  • Take responsibility for overseeing our level designers, shaping the process of level design across departments, as well as being the representative of level design to other teams and stakeholders.
  • You will realise and communicate the game vision throughout the studio, ensuring alignment across all disciplines.
  • You will drive frequent feedback sessions to gather feedback for you and your team and strive to provide constructive feedback to the wider team.
  • Embracing the creative vision, championing it, iterating, and delivering a full experience that gels all the other disciplines (like combat or progression) that exceeds player expectations.
  • You will be hands-on and lead your team to produce benchmark level layouts and scripts, ultimately delivering the highest quality player experience.
  • In partnership with the technical art department, innovate production prototypes for level design, while persistently aiming to devise and improve it.


  • Over 5+ years of extensive experience as Level Designer.
  • Past experience of over 2+ years as Lead Level Designer.
  • Proven success building worlds, levels and encounters that harmonize with core game mechanics, especially in co-op games.
  • Significant involvement in the level design of multiple game titles, with preferably a full cycle on a AAA title (or equivalent) at Senior or lead level.
  • An individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Vast knowledge in modern 3D game engines and relevant editing tools.
  • Create a positive inclusive work environment that will grow team motivation and performance.

Desirable skills

  • Understanding of level-building using 3D editing tools such as UE4, Hammer, UnrealEd etc.
  • Scripting expertise within Unreal Blueprint.

Employment details

  • Full-time 
  • Status: employment 
  • Start: as soon as possible


  • Relocation support and benefits
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible Working hours
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables every day 
  • Hot & Cold drinks of your choice
  • In-house massage, Fitness Club membership
  • Monthly company events
  • public transportation
  • Games/Books Library
  • Personal Talent Development Manager
  • Regular in-house social events
  • Summer and Christmas Party
  • Beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings

To apply please forward your CV to quoting reference 2473.

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Lead Level Designer AAA Game Studio Germany Ref 2473

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 06/15/2022

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