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Level Designer - Coconut Lizard

Keyword Studios
Newcastle upon Tyne England United Kingdom
29 days ago
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The Role – Level Designer

d3t and Coconut Lizard are at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-development video game services to our global triple-A clients. We are currently looking for an experienced Level Designer to join our expanding Design Team (at either studio site) as we look ahead to our next exciting projects.

Our studio, part of the Keywords Studios Group, works on multiple exciting projects at any one time offering plenty of variety and involvement. Our studio projects have included: EA Sports FC 24, Hogwart’s Legacy, The Masquerade - Blood Hunt, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, The Witcher3: Wild Hunt, Alan Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Our studios are based near Daresbury, Cheshire and Newcastle, Tyne & Wear. We offer an amazingly professional, fun and supportive working environment. We are passionate about what we do and pride ourselves on our inclusive mentality, mentoring ethos and have been awarded 'Best Places to Work’ multiple times by gamesindustry.biz including 2021, 2022 and 2023. In addition, we won ‘Best Creative Service Provider‘ at Develop 2022 and were nominated for an award in 2023.

Responsibilities – Level Designer:

· Review and feedback on game development progress to reflect on how it adheres to the overall game vision.

· Communicate the project objectives, strategies, and general information to all team members; to give visibility to how the development is advancing.

· Liaise with other designers to communicate issues and progress.

· Work closely with the team to facilitate and promote different core and class mechanics.

· Actively participate in the decision-making process with team leads and oversee the necessary adjustments.

· Promote and build a strong cooperative culture with other disciplines.

· Be part of, and contribute to, an environment that is motivating for team members and which fosters development and creation.

· Maintain design documentation, create game scripts, talk to QA about current issues.

· Carry out all other related tasks.

Requirements

Essential Skills:

· 2+ years’ experience of working in a level design position.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Excellent ability to organize and structure your own work and that of the team (follow ups, control, schedule).

· Client focus (internal and external).

· Thrives as part of a team.

· Confident and able to communicate at all levels.

· Hungry to learn and expand your areas of expertise.

Desirable Skills:

· Ability to adapt to changing situations.

· Good analytical skills.

· Reliable and responsible.

· Scripting experience.

· Art package experience (2D or 3D).

· Good working knowledge of Unreal.

Benefits

Benefits & Perks – just some of the many offered by our studios alongside a great working environment:

We offer a flexible working hours policy – with the option for hybrid, studio based or fully remote within the UK (no overseas working).

Initial interviews will be help by video call with a second interview at the studio.

Don't meet every single requirement? Not a problem - please apply. At d3t and Coconut Lizard we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace and culture. If this opportunity excites you but your current skills or past experience don't align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles within our team.

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Role Information: EN

Studio: Coconut Lizard

Location: Europe, UK, Newcastle

Area of Work: Game Development

Service: Create

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

Working Pattern: Hybrid, Remote, In-Office

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