Game Hive Corporation Job Board

Level Designer
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Introduction

We are looking for an experienced and multi-talented Level Designer to create progressive and addicting gameplay stages. Deeply involved in production, the Level Designer understands the importance of vision, responsible for the integration of game content while respecting technical constraints and game direction.

Position

What You’ll Be Doing 

Working collaboratively with all departments, you will be creating exciting levels that have significant replayability. From initial concept and layout, to implementation and review -- you are involved in all aspects of game development. 

  • Translate creative vision, product requirements and technical constraints into captivating and entertaining game experiences
  • Design and prototype engaging stages and gameplay scenarios that will enhance the player’s experience
  • Review and control the accessibility, understanding and level of difficulty of the levels 
  • Work with producers and designers to continually re-balance and tune levels and game mechanics 
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments to oversee the implementation of new features and systems 
  • Communicate clearly in the best ways possible, whether that be with flowcharts, concept docs, or mood boards… you are keen to present your ideas so they are understood by all 
  • Fully understand the creative direction, creating and updating game design documentation
  • Correct the level design bugs identified by the QA team 
  • Be an active voice and champion to discuss ideas and features

Required Skills

Max Level Skills (Requirements) 

  • Passion for engaging and innovative games in the mobile space 
  • Good knowledge and comprehension of f2p app economy and game balancing
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in video game level design and production, on a shipped title (preferably in the mobile space) 
  • Knowledge of best practice in casual game design 
  • A mathematical and analytical understanding towards game environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

You are…

  • Understanding of the importance of transparency and reproducibility as best practices
  • Able to fully put yourself in the players’ shoes 
  • Unafraid of challenges
  • A team player and open communicator 

Bonus Points (good to have, but not required):

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator 
  • Knowledge and experience with Unity
  • Basic knowledge of C++ 
  • Coding knowledge and/or some amount of technical experience

Company

Founded in 2009, Game Hive is a leading developer of mobile games for iOS and Android, with more than 200 million total downloads to date. We are passionate about making fun and rewarding games for everyone to enjoy. Our most popular games include the Tap Titans, Beat the Boss and Antrim Escape series (and many more!).

Perks

What it means to be a part of the Hive

  • Valued ideas & input: you will be frequently asked to take charge in your projects and you will see your ideas come to life 
  • Receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package 
  • Gain experience using top-quality marketing and design resources 
  • Work in a fun, collaborative, feedback-focused and no-BS environment
  • Regular paid team lunches, events, and other fun socials! 
  • Work in a central office location with all the (healthy, and not-so healthy) snacks & drinks you can consume to keep you fuelled 

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!