Level Designer

Defiant Studios was founded in New York City in 2016 by industry veterans with many decades of experience in designing, building and producing AAA games for a global audience. We strive to create incredible gameplay experiences while working with curious and passionate people. Our focus is to explore and expand the boundaries of cooperative multiplayer games through compelling storytelling woven into unique and beautiful worlds. Defiant is currently developing multiple unannounced projects including a groundbreaking original AAA IP for next generation platforms.   

As a Level Designer at Defiant Studios, you will work in a cross disciplinary team building surprising and engaging levels for our players.  

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years industry experience as a level designer.
  • One or more games shipped as a level designer.
  • Expertise in building story-driven linear levels with dynamic/interactive/scripted features.
  • Experience implementing sophisticated combat set-ups and scripted encounters.
  • Passion for games with excellent communication skills.
  • Deeply enjoys working in a team with the willingness to adapt/learn new industry techniques.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with action RPGs
  • Experience with medieval fantasy aesthetic
  • Experience with Maya, Photoshop and World Machine
  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience with environment art
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience creating cooperative multiplayer games

Benefits:
Defiant Studios offers a comprehensive range of benefits for all full-time employees including 100% company paid Medical, Dental, and Vision plans, company paid holidays and an attractive paid time off policy which includes 3 weeks of company-wide vacation as well as unlimited paid vacation days. In addition, we offer Relocation Assistance, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Flexible Savings Account Programs, Commuter Tax benefits, flexible work hours and discounted gym memberships to keep our staff healthy and happy. Defiant Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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