Level Designer

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March 23, 2021
Full Time

Ironwood Studios is a new Seattle based AA game studio composed of experienced developers. We’re looking for a Level Designer to join our small team to craft levels and encounters in our first unannounced title, a genre-bending, systems-driven 3D game set in a surreal and mysterious world.

As the primary level designer on the project, your main responsibilities will be the layout of large open areas for the game and implementing the encounters and hazards that fill them.


  • You enjoy an agile development environment and iteratively improving on your work
  • You are proactive and value open communication between yourself and the disciplines around you
  • You are excited about the challenge of designing content for original and creative systems
  • You have a positive attitude and are compassionate and respectful to those around you


  • Conception and implementation of the designs of linear and replayable levels with procedural elements, from initial blockout through to ship
  • Design and implement enemies and hazards that interface with the core systems and deploy them in the levels that you build
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure that your designs are both technically sound and dynamic and polished
  • Build content that furthers the settings and themes of the game’s narrative and world
  • Participate in team brainstorming bringing your ideas and experiences to the table for various aspects of the game


  • At least 1 shipped title OR comparable experience (education, mods, etc)
  • Experience working with Unreal and familiarity with its technical constraints
  • Has an excellent portfolio clearly demonstrating your skill set
  • Experience working with version control (we use Perforce)
  • Ability to clearly and concisely document/organize your work and progress


  • Comfortable in small development team settings (less than 25)
  • Experience with procedural level and encounter design
  • Basic to Intermediate knowledge of 3D modeling packages


  • Contract/Full-time available
  • PST Time zone hours (+/- 3 hours)
  • Remote at start, on-site when it’s safe is preferred (Relocation included for FTE)
  • Revenue sharing
  • Opportunity to work on an exciting new IP


If this sounds like you (even if you don't meet EVERY requirement), Ironwood Studios would like to speak with you!

Please send your resume and portfolio (feel free to skip the cover letter!) with the subject line: “Job Rec - Level Designer” to contact@ironwoodstudios.com.

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Ironwood Studios is a Seattle based game development team made up of experienced developers with a long history in the industry. Driven forward by surreal settings and compelling gameplay that actually tells a story, we’re hard at work on a brand new adventure.

After building a strong foundation we are ramping up and are hard at work producing our premium debut title. Everyone is incredibly excited about what we’re working on, but for now we can’t share any details - that’s for further down the road.

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