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, technical Gameplay Engineer to join our team.
What You’ll Be Doing with Us
Implement, debug and reﬁne gameplay through prototyping and iterative game development
Work closely with other engineers and production to identify technical risks and implement solutions
Collaborate with other designers and artists, provide them with tools and support, when needed
Work with medical researchers and doctors to recreate accurate procedures during gameplay
Research and use different technologies, SDKs, and architectures
Who We Want To Meet
2+ years of game development experience at a studio working in Unity or UE4
Mobile development experience with at least one shipped title
Background in video games (console, mobile or both), primarily working on gameplay
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong problem solving and debugging skills
Proficiency with algorithms, design patterns, and data structure design
Experience across multiple aspects of game development such as character control, physics, game logic, asset loading, scoring, analytics, etc.
Fluency in C#
Excellent 3D math skills
Proficiency with source control tools, like Perforce
Bonus Points For
Experience with continuous integration and Jenkins
Experience working with backend tools for games (GaaS, analytics, notifications, etc.)
Experience writing shaders
VR development experience
3D graphics experience
Familiarity with industry art pipelines and ability to create custom scripts and tools for artists
Experience using JIRA
How We Make You Happy
Creating games that genuinely make a difference in people’s lives
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. As a backup, you can also email your resume and cover letter to email@example.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.