Level Designer (Temporary) - High Moon Studios at Activision Publishing Inc in Carlsbad, California

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title: Level Designer (Temporary) - High Moon Studios

Requisition ID: R009599

Job Description:
Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company's history - and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Level Designer to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you've been waiting for!

Your Mission:

  • Collaborate with cross discipline team to create single player level content.

  • Create 2D maps and mission outlines for single player levels.

  • Construct 3D level blockouts and script necessary combat encounters, gameplay mechanics and animated sequences.

  • Present and pitch ideas to internal and external teams.

  • Playtest in progress work and provide feedback to the team.

  • Collaborate with Mechanics Designers and Engineers to create unique gameplay mechanics and improve tools.

Player Profile:

  • Passion for shooters on Console and/or PC.

  • Demonstrable experience making fun, visually impressive 3d levels for a first person shooter.

  • Single-player map design & building experience.

  • 3+ years professional level design experience.

  • Must work well in a team environment: Strong communication skills, taking and understanding direction well, meeting deadlines, and mentoring more junior members of the team.

  • Strong game design skills: must be able to intelligently discuss the strengths and weaknesses of recent games. Must be able to list techniques used to make fun FPS levels and systems.

Extra Points:

  • Drawing/art/Photoshop skills.

  • Strong technical skills and experience with common scripting languages (C#, Lua, Python, Unreal Script).

  • Background or education in game design, architecture, or traditional art.

  • MOD community experience.

High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Duty® franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone , Bungie's Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron . We employ more than 170 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.highmoonstudios.com .

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

High Moon Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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