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Lead Level Designer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Design
Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

DESIGN

What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for a Lead Level Designer to join our Design team working on Fortnite. In this role, you'll utilize your experience, creative leadership, and team management skills to lead a highly collaborative team to design and build content for upcoming releases. Level Designers at Epic are a part of a cross-discipline content team working to develop great looking spaces which expand the Fortnite universe.

In this role, you will

  • Lead a team of Level Designers to create fun and visually appealing buildings, landmarks, and POIs for Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Use your creative leadership to focus design efforts around building competitive and compelling gameplay spaces that achieve seasonal goals
  • Collaborate with Directors to plan content that tells stories, pushing the narrative and storytelling in the world
  • Work with Art, Production, and Directors to establish vision and plan content for seasonal updates and work with the Gameplay team to implement map impacting features to the world
  • Represent the Level Design team in meetings and planning, championing rules, metrics, budgets and guidelines for creating content for Fortnite
  • Attend playtests, provide feedback, and identify practical solutions to problems
  • Mentor more junior members of the Level Design team, providing feedback, reviews, and growth planning

What we're looking for

  • Prior experience leading a Multiplayer Level Design team
  • Experience leading teams building content for a GaaS model
  • Demonstrated ability to improvise and creatively solve problems
  • Experience working closely and communicating with artists, and Art leadership
  • History of designing and building multiplayer levels, ideally Battle Royale style play spaces
  • Experience using a level editor (UE4/UE5, or similar)

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range
$158,988$233,182 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$151,761$222,583 USD

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.