Technical Game Designer

Located in Chicago’s River North area, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles.

Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, compulsion loops, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed by a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism.

Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading physicians; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and artists with industry-leading surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors across the world performing at the top of their game.

We’re looking for a smart, game engine-savvy Technical Game Designer to join our team.


What You’ll Be Doing with Us  

  • Working in-engine to implement, iterate, and improve on game designs

  • Working closely with other designers to help define key aspects of gameplay, like: balance, scoring, and interface

  • Working with other engineers, artists, designers and producers to identify technical risks, and implement solutions

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

  • Detailing mission designs and their requirements with supporting documents and reference materials

  • Coordinating with developers and production to ensure successful completion of assigned work


Who We Want To Meet    

  • 2+ years of hands-on game design experience

  • Strong in-engine experience working in Unity or UE4

  • Shipped at least or more games on mobile, PC, or console platforms

  • Experience in C#

  • A broad toolbox of applied game mechanics across a range of genres

  • Ability to translate complex medical procedures and ideas into gameplay


Bonus Points For

  • Experience using Autodesk’s Maya

  • Background and understanding of  art pipelines

  • 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



For the fastest consideration please send us your resume along with a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit for this role using the “Apply” button at the top. 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.