SENIOR GAME DESIGNER


Located in Chicago’s River North area, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way physicians hone and refine their skills in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles.

Our games are built on state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and use game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of being a physician. These games increase in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted through level design, compulsion loops, and refined gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate a variety of medical challenges with spectacular realism.

Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading physicians; plus we’ve custom-built real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems to enable a wide range of realistic new game mechanics. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and artists with industry-leading physicians, all passionate about using game design to empower doctors across the world to improve their skills and better treat their patients.

We’re looking for an experienced, technical Senior Game Designer to join our team.

 

What You’ll Be Doing with Us  

  • Defining and managing all aspects of gameplay: high-level goals, balance, scoring, interface, and UX

  • Working with our lead product manager identifying game events and data to be tracked in the analytics system for future gameplay optimization

  • Detailing case designs and requirements with supporting documents and reference materials

  • Taking charge of scripting gameplay that defines the overall gameplay experience

  • Coordinating design goals with production, product management, artists, and engineers

  • Communicating with different groups to ensure design ideas are achievable and making revisions as needed

  • Working with doctors and medical researchers on technical specifications, plus finding ways to incorporate their feedback as part of compelling and exciting gameplay mechanics

 

Who We Want To Meet

  • 5+ years of hands-on game design experience, including senior/lead design roles on mobile and free-to-play/freemium games with an audience of 1M+ players

  • Shipped two or more games on mobile, PC, or console platforms

  • Deep understanding of the psychology of game design, and experience applying those principles in new kinds of design and game mechanics

  • Working knowledge of at least one industry-standard analytics tool (Leanplum, DeltaDNA, Unity Analytics, etc.)

  • Unity or UE4 in-engine experience

  • Experience optimizing and re-balancing a live game product post-launch based on user feedback and data

  • Experience creating, revising and maintaining game design documentation

  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas, and make smart tradeoffs

  • Experience communicating and championing the larger vision of games across numerous types of stakeholders

 

Bonus Points For

  • Experience doing technical and or simulation-based game design

  • Strong Unity or UE4 in-engine experience

  • C# experience

  • Economy design experience

  • Familiarity with medical and anatomy concepts

 

How We Make You Happy

  • Creating games that genuinely make a difference in people’s lives

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k plan with matching, flex spending account, and commuter benefits

  • Unlimited cold brew coffee, beer, and tasty snacks  

  • Flexible, reasonable work schedules in a team-focused environment

 

Interested?  

Send us your resume and a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit to join our growing company to careers@level-ex.com. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

 

No Agencies/Recruiters Please

Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.