London Studio are building a team from the ground up for an upcoming PlayStation 5 online game. Quality is something that we are immensely proud to be aiming for, and we are looking at putting the right team together to help take us forward. New starters will be joining at the perfect time to get involved in shaping our plans for a project we are exceptionally passionate about.
We are also part of a wider network of PlayStation Studios and there are lots of opportunities for collaboration and wider support from our sister studios like Insomniac, Guerrilla, Naughty Dog and Media Molecule to name a few.
As a Senior Level Designer, we want you to be hands-on and produce outstanding level layouts and scripts, ultimately delivering the highest quality player experience.
Scope of Work
Work with the Lead Level Designer & Design Director to deliver on the product vision.
Build amazing missions, which utilise core mechanics in varied and exciting ways.
Make levels that lead the player intuitively, ensuring they understand their objectives.
Influence the creation of core mechanics, which can be reused across missions.
Understand the narrative goals and incorporate them into your mission design.
Balance & fine-tune the progression, challenges, and rewards within your levels.
Define design/tool requirements with developers to help improve our in-house editor.
Detail your mission designs, beat by beat within our internal wiki.
Assist with prototyping, research, and development.
Experience / Knowledge
Experience in building & shipping AAA levels from whitebox to shippable quality.
Great document writing and diagrammatic skills.
Good level understanding of visual scripting tools such as Blueprint.
Portfolio that demonstrates your ability to build & script missions.
You are a player-centric developer. Always thinking about the player’s experience.
You have a deep understanding of ‘flow’ within a level, mechanically & spatially.
You speak passionately & clearly about how your mission ideas play out.
You like to collaborate and can share levels with another designer.
You are happy to show your work early and accept feedback from all fields.
Our Level Designers are immensely valued and respected members of our team. We believe that great level design is a studio wide effort, as such the role offers an important link between the artistic, design & technical fields. As part of a Sony first-party studio, your work will be played by millions of players across the world.
This is a Senior level role and as such you will have experience working collaboratively in a team and owning multiple levels, whilst also helping to set the standard for level design across the studio.
We encourage you to bring your best-unaltered self to work! We know that what makes for a phenomenal team culture is our team showing up and being themselves, which means they own a part of the team spirit. What makes us great is that we accept our people and their differences. We hope you have a willingness to continue to build outstanding working environments for everyone and not just yourself.
You are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, and to you, they aren’t just buzzwords. You’ll understand that we all play a role in making this a normality. You will understand that this label speaks to people’s lived experiences that may differ from your own. You will embrace education around the subject and understand that your actions will showcase your commitment to DE&I, our culture and core values that promote inclusion and equality for all.
We have so many benefits, and we felt that if we listed them all out here it might look like we are bragging! What we can say is that we have you covered, from health and wellbeing, to finance and personal development, there is something there for everyone! If you would like to know more head to our benefits and perks page!
We are absolutely committed to promoting and increasing diversity across the studio, welcoming applications from all groups who are underrepresented in the games industry and if you don't feel you meet 100% of the criteria, we offer training to upskill our staff.