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Level Designer

Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

At Amazon, we believe that games and connected experiences are the future of entertainment. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future's most influential voices in media and art, come join us!

We are looking for Level Designers to join our New World team at Amazon Game Studios, Orange County. In New World, players will fight for survival as they explore and conquer the mysterious island of Aeternum.

As a Level Designer you'll be responsible for creating, implementing, and curating Points of Interest (POIs) and encounters. You will work collaboratively with world builders, character designers, and quest designers to make memorable experiences.

It will be a combination of your experience, and an understanding of MMO/RPG world and encounter design that will define success. We are looking for individuals that are highly motivated and passionate for games.

In this role you will

  • Create fun and exciting encounters and spaces for players to adventure within
  • Create and maintain design documentation
  • Update and manage data for characters, rewards, and lore
  • Create 2D maps for world and encounter designs and implement them in game
  • Own full areas from design through final implementation
  • Work within pipelines and process to ensure quality and scope are met and maintained
  • Collaborate with quest, character, and art teams
  • Maintain a strong creative relationship between production, design, programming and art teams

Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

About Us

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.

  • 1+ years of Game Design or equivalent school/work experience
  • 1+ years work experience with 3D world and level building tools (Lumberyard, Unreal, Unity, etc.)
  • Passion for video games
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability and dealing with ambiguity
  • Game design experience in MMO and RPG games
  • Demonstrated ability to interact as part of a team
  • Strong sense for creating encounters that showcase game content and mechanics
  • 1+ PC MMO or RPG title(s) shipped
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role.
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Keywords: Amazon.com, Inc., Irvine , Level Designer, Other , Irvine, California

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