GAMEPLAY ENGINEER


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 procedures in a digital simulation

  • Research and use different technologies, SDKs, and architectures

 

Who We Want To Meet

  • 2+ years of game development experience in Unity or UE4

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Background in video games (console, mobile or both), primarily working on gameplay

  • Mobile development experience with at least one shipped title

  • 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

  • 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.