About the Job

Yacht Club Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our internal game design team. We are looking for candidates eager to build great games along with us!

Note: For a look at our game design process, check out this article series! It covers many of the job’s challenges and responsibilities:
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/the-making-of-specter-of-torment-part-1

Responsibilities

  • Design 3D levels, from the overarching structure to the smallest detail.

  • Design, document, and maintain gameplay features in a GDD.

  • Collaborate with all disciplines to direct and implement gameplay features.

  • Revise designs based on team and community input, playtests, or metrics.

  • Prioritize problems using the tools, time, and scope available.

  • Review gameplay and provide feedback on all projects, including external and publishing projects.

Requirements

  • Portfolio showcasing recent work, in easily accessible formats.

  • Examples of 3D Level Design, either in a shipped game, or portfolio.

  • Knowledge of level editing tools.

  • Capable of writing clear and concise documentation.

  • Examples of design documentation.

  • Capable of onsite work at our Los Angeles office.

Desirable

  • Proficiency in 3D software (Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, 3ds Max, etc)

  • 3D modeling / animation skills.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Programming / scripting capabilities.

  • Familiarity with SVN / version control.

  • Proofreading / creative writing / copywriting skills.

Benefits & Perks

  • Every member is a core part of the team, involved in any part of the company that interests them!

  • Robust medical and dental insurance for you and your family members

  • Generous Profit Sharing and Bonus plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match

  • Unlimited discretionary vacation and sick days that we want you to use!

  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles (when it is safe to do so!)

  • Free onsite parking

  • Chance to work with a top-notch team on cool and unique games!

We are an Equal Opportunity Workplace

Yacht Club Games is committed to diversity and inclusion and we wholeheartedly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and voices to apply.