Senior Level Designer

Valve Corporation,Bellevue, WA
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Job Description

Can you turn a whiteboard concept into a sensational gameplay sequence—or help us figure out why players don’t ever look up when they’re trying to solve puzzles? If so, we need you! We’re looking for level designers to help us create exciting new gameplay experiences. In collaboration with peers from all disciplines (artists, programmers, animators, writers, etc.), you’ll use your skills and knowledge of game design to create imaginative gameplay, produce creative solutions to playtest issues, and quantify and analyze feedback to ensure that players get the most out of every Valve game.

 Participate in design sessions to create outline of game experience.
 Build the game world in 3D.
 Use entity scripting to create cinematic sequences of gameplay.
 Work with artists, animators, writers, and programmers to implement elements such as art, animation, story, and design requirements.
 Participate in observed playtesting and create work items based on observations and analysis of playtesting data.
 Manage and prioritize bug lists.


 Working knowledge of a professional level design tool
 Three years industry experience (or equivalent)
 Experience with programming, art, or architecture a plus
 Experience with shipping projects (professional or amateur) a plus
 Please include recent examples of levels or environments you have made

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