Level Designer

Job Description

Arcane Ermine seeks to add a multi-skilled Level Designer to our close-knit indie team.  Here you will work closely with the Creative Director, Game Designer, Artists, and Engineers to conceptualize, design, and develop high quality levels for a third person single player game.

If you are passionate about level design and excited to work on a small team where you will have a strong voice, we look forward to meeting you.


  • Work directly with the Game Designer and Creative Director to execute on the creative vision of the game
  • Proactively contribute creative gameplay ideas throughout the game creation process
  • Layout and construct game environments in Unreal Engine 4 to establish pacing, flow, points of interest, and discovery
  • Collaborate with programmers to establish tools and controls for gameplay mechanics and NPC behaviors you may need
  • Aid in running playtests and iterate test levels based on feedback from the Game Designer, Creative Director, and testers
  • Collaborate with artists to balance aesthetic and gameplay needs with technical guidelines to deliver the product vision

Required Skills

  • Experience in the game industry as a level designer
  • Accept critique and implement feedback as well as advocate for the best gameplay experience. Game development is a team sport.
  • Good time management skills including the ability to work autonomously and a solid understanding of efficient game development processes
  • Exceptional and proactive visual, written, and verbal communication
  • Strong sense of composition, space, and scale in 3D
  • Outstanding grasp of level flow & pacing
  • Visual eye for scene setting, sight lines, and areas of interest
  • Experience grey boxing levels to a professional standard
  • Strong understanding of lighting, both artistically and practically in Unreal Engine 4
  • Level Design portfolio exhibiting knowledge and skill in all aspects of the process

Bonus Points

  • Education in Game Design, Architecture, Art, or Engineering
  • Experience in creating levels for stealth style games
  • Additional skills in other areas of game development
Please submit an application even if you feel you don’t fit every requirement on this listing, we value all applicants and often hire individuals who do not have a perfect skill fit.