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Level Designer

Level Designer

Are you a level designer passionate about building great FPS levels? Have you been building multiplayer levels professionally or as a hobby? Then you may very well be the Shark we’re trying to catch!

We are Fatshark

We are an independent Swedish game development studio located in Södermalm, Stockholm. With about 90 experienced and skilled employees we have worked as contractors for a number of AAA projects, as well as developed titles with publishers and independently for both consoles and PC. Our most recent game is the critically acclaimed title Warhammer: Vermintide 2. We tackle every project, genre and setting with enthusiasm, professionalism and a cup of coffee.


We are looking for...

We are looking for Level Designers to join our team and help us create high-quality levels for current and upcoming co-op games. As a Level Designer, you are responsible for the design vision, direction and construction of levels and gameplay, working mainly with our in-house level editor tools for the Stingray engine. As part of our World Team, you will work closely with leads, level- and environment art, sound, VFX and TA to ensure the best player experience, and see that quality and performance goals are met. Aside from delivering excellent gameplay and game spaces, we see that you are driven, creative and flexible to meet deadlines and sneaky production changes.

At Fatshark, we strive to involve all team members in the decision process in order to realize great ideas together. In this highly creative environment collaboration is key. Working in a field where art, design, gameplay and sound comes together, feedback and teamwork skills are also crucial in your daily work.

This on-site position is not open for consultants or off-site contractors.

Responsibilities

  • Create awesome single- and multiplayer levels and gameplay for FPS co-op games
  • Work closely with game design, art and sound to bring together and unify all game elements
  • Design, plan out and build levels from start to finish, balancing aesthetics, function vs. form relationships, performance and fun
  • Construct gameplay through blockout, level scripting and playtests
  • Research and incorporate the game's subject matter, story and core
  • Work self-motivated, efficient and organized
  • Take in and address critique and feedback from testers


Required qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience making fun, high-quality levels and gameplay in a FPS or third person shooter action/adventure game
  • Must be able to intelligently analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of level design and game elements of current projects and other games
  • Visual scripting experience
  • Must work well in a team environment:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Takes and understands direction well
  • Meets deadlines and handles multiple tasks
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members


Bonus qualifications

  • 1+ years of professional level designer experience
  • Contributed to the development of one or more games for consoles or PC
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA or equivalent game
  • Development of cooperative games
  • Multiplayer map design and building experience
  • Formal education in level design
  • Background in art or game design

What we offer

  • A playful, friendly and inclusive work place
  • Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative/multiplayer games
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks
  • Developing games with our own engine - Stingray
  • Regulated flex time and paid overtime
  • Occupational pension
  • Health benefits (for gym membership & more)
  • Annual bonus program 
  • Office located in central Stockholm



Application details

We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates continuously throughout the application period.


Location: Stockholm
Start: Q3/Q4
Form of Employment: Permanent, Full time. 

Apply NOW!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Stockholm

Rosenlundsgatan 29C
118 63 Stockholm Directions contact@fatshark.se

Why Fatshark?

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love the most: design, develop and publish high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being independent. We offer you:

  • Building worlds

    Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative and multiplayer games

  • Great atmosphere

    A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Keep on growing

    Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks

  • Work-life balance

    Regulated flex time, paid overtime and minimum crunch policy

Who are we?

When we put Fatshark to sea in 2007, we wanted to create a place where talented people would come together and create awesome games. We did, and Fatshark is today a studio and publisher where great ideas spawn and reach the hands of countless players.

Equally important to us, we’ve never lost the joy that goes into creating great games. Over the years, we have created a habitat in which all kinds of fatsharks can thrive.

 

Cooperation is key

At Fatshark, we develop and publish cooperative games, where people come together to have fun and solve problems together. In a Fatshark game, you are given the freedom to succeed or fail trying as a group. And that's exactly the way we like it. Through teamwork in our games and in our studio, 1+1=3.

Already working at Fatshark?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@fatshark.se
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