Technical Game Designer

Level Ex is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors.
 
Games feature thrilling medical cases built with the highest standards of game design and deliberate game mechanics. They also employ state-of-the-art graphics and physics technology, supported by the latest generation tech, allowing us to craft breathtaking virtual anatomy: custom-built GPU-based fluids, tissues, and soft-body systems that look and react like the real deal. 
 
They're so real that NASA, through the Translation Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), has charged us with building a virtual human simulation framework to simulate changes that occur to the human body in space. Level Ex will expand on this framework to recreate spaceflight medical scenarios for astronauts to train prior to space missions. 
 
We attract top artists, engineers, and designers from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Walking Dead, and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us in the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2019, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you’ll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?  
 
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    
  • Shipped 1+ games on mobile, PC, or console platforms
  • 2+ years of hands-on game design experience
  • Strong in-engine experience working in Unity
  • 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 
  • Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
  • 401(k) with company-paid match
  • Dental and vision insurance 
  • Pre-tax flex spending and commuter accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Downtown Loop location convenient to public transportation, and plenty of nearby food options
  • Unlimited cold brew and gourmet coffee, kombucha, Bevi sparkling water, and craft beer
  • Full kitchen and food options including breakfast, and both healthy and comfort snacks
  • Team after-hours events, like Board Game Night

Interested?  
For the fastest consideration please send us your resume along with a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit for this important role. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

Level Ex is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

No Agencies or recruiters, please.
Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S. 
We are currently unable to accept resumes from foreign countries without a sponsored visa. 

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