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Associate Level Designer

The Job

Avalanche, a division of WB Games Inc., seeks a Associate Designer to join the team working on the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy, a new open world, action RPG set in the Wizarding World.

The Daily

  • Work with the Production team throughout the development process to help create compelling gameplay and design systems
  • Interface with the Story team to corroborate on game design
  • Contribute to the strategic planning and design for new gaming projects
  • Present design ideas, receive feedback, then adjust designs and metrics accordingly
  • Implement game content such as world authoring in UE4, combat setups, event triggers and populating with gameplay objects
  • Build basic layouts using Maya, kit sets and UE4
  • Work in UE4’s blueprint tool
  • Work with other departments to implement SFX, FX, missions and other gameplay mechanics
  • Tutorial creation for game design
  • Other duties may be assigned

The Essentials

  • A passion for gaming and game development
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with Unreal 4 (UE4) and Maya
  • Good understanding of UE4’s Blueprints
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, production-oriented environment
  • Remain current on console games and a knowledge of game mechanics across a variety of genres and platforms
  • Ability to collaborate with a design group and across other disciplines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Highly motivated self-starter and creative thinker with fresh ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinker with fresh ideas
  • Pursuing a degree in Game Design or equivalent degree in a creative field strongly preferred. (Art/Illustration/Storytelling)

The Nice to Haves

  • Industry experience as well as a related undergraduate degree