Technical Level Designer

Design London, United Kingdom


Description

About Splash Damage 

Splash Damage is dedicated to crafting team-based games that ignite friendships as much as they do healthy competition and teamwork. We’ve forged enduring experiences within some of gaming’s most beloved franchises over the years and are now entering a bold new era fuelled by ambitious projects utilising both established and original IP, a move into self-publishing and expansion into new locations.  

We're advocates for a healthy work-life balance and believe that our teams create the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from. We're committed to increasing diversity across our studio, fostering an inclusive environment to ensure everyone's voices are heard. 

Our efforts have been recognised with several best employer awards over the years. Most recently, we were awarded the coveted 3-star ‘world-class employer’ accreditation by Best Companies and named the 58th best large company to work for in the UK, and the 29th best large company in London. 

Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, we're all currently working from home. We continue to hire across our projects and will set you up remotely for the time being.  

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including: 

  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with the 24/7 Babylon digital GP service 
  • Get mental health support from our trained Mental Health First Aiders or via our third-party counselling service 
  • 24/7 employee assistance helpline offering advice and support on a range of topics, including health, relationships, finances, and the law 
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus 8 public holidays and our annual closure between Christmas and New Year’s 
  • Industry-leading fully-paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave 
  • Enhanced company pension contributions 
  • Our famous social events are open to you and your family to help you build friendships and have some fun along the way 
  • Group life assurance scheme 




The Role

As a Technical Level Designer at Splash Damage, you will work closely with other disciplines to help drive the technical implementation of campaigns, gameplay systems and level features, working with and reporting to a Lead Level Designer.

  • You will prove new features by creating and implementing prototypes, or providing accessible prototypes for the level design team to work with.
  • You will be expected to have an aptitude for solving complex scripting problems, implement robust technical solutions, and conducting training sessions for the level design team, on the best practices for using the tools and systems within levels.
  • You will act as a technical reference and owner for scripted features within the levels, and be capable of working to a high standard with and without close supervision. This will involve good collaborative and communication skills, evangelising the discipline while also responding well to feedback, and syncing with the team on build reviews to ensure that levels are playable and robust

 

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A passion for making and playing games
  • Industry experience and at least 1 shipped AAA current gen (PS4 / XBOX ONE) console or PC title, ideally worked on from beginning to end
  • Experience prototyping and implementing levels and gameplay features using UE4, Unity or similar
  • Experience with a visual scripting or programming language
  • Good understanding of Level Design principles, and how systems can impact a maps design (e.g. pacing, balancing, replayability, etc)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, and work independently without close supervision when necessary

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • A strong knowledge and understanding of Blueprint scripting in Unreal Engine 4, with demonstrable examples of work in this area
  • Professional experience in shipping first or third person shooter titles
  • Experience or knowledge in the technical implementation of dynamically populated levels
  • Experience or knowledge in level streaming techniques, and managing performance issues well
  • Experience with 3d level design tools


Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.