Level / Environment Designer (Single Player)

Summary:

Level / Environment designers are the creative force behind our narrative-driven content, crafting engaging gameplay experiences through sequences of level setups they design and produce.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and model simplified geometry environmental layouts, place game objects, and script level progression
  • Perform extensive level play-testing, reviews, and iteration
  • Collaborate with artists, programmers, animators and other game designers to craft the vision of your levels and the game
  • Act as producer for levels you design, as well as other parts of the game, facilitating communication across disciplines, clearing dependencies, and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Design and champion gameplay systems, conventions, and scenarios 
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Eye for art composition, architectural concepts, and an ability to create evocative shapes
  • Good working knowledge of Maya, 3DS Max, or similar 3D package
  • Understanding of simple scripting/programming concepts using a language such as C#, Lua, Javascript, or Python.
  • Proficient and effective communication skills
  • Welcomes criticism and collaborates well as part of a diverse team, innovating without losing sight of the gameplay vision
  • Desire to be a part of the Naughty Dog team
  • Preferred: 3+ years designing and scripting single-player levels for console games

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to complete a design test.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.