Mid-Senior Level Designer

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June 16, 2021
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA

Yacht Club Games is looking for a talented mid- to senior-level Designer who knows 3D level design to join our game team. We are looking for candidates eager to build great games along with us!


  • Collaborate with all disciplines to design and direct gameplay features to achieve the goals of the project at an utmost level of quality.
  • Solve problems using the tools/time/scope available to craft unique and enjoyable play.
  • Perform reviews of all gameplay content and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Iterate on designs based on team and community input, playtests, and metrics.


  • Passionate about playing and making games
  • Strong 3D Level design skills
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of games
  • Able to work closely with the programming team to design and develop gameplay features and systems.
  • Excellent creative, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Ability to write and maintain detailed design documentation throughout a project life cycle.
  • Advanced knowledge of level editing tools.
  • Self-motivated and curious with a willingness to continue learning.
  • Able to quickly become proficient in a variety of proprietary development tools.
  • Portfolio showcasing recent work


  • Proficiency in 3D software (Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, 3ds Max, etc)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Scripting experience
  • Familiarity with SVN

Benefits & Perks

  • Every member is a core part of the team, involved in any part of the company that interests them!
  • Robust medical and dental insurance for you and your dependents
  • Generous Profit Sharing and Bonus plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with 4% company match
  • Unlimited discretionary vacation and sick days
  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles!
  • Free onsite parking
  • Chance to work with a top-notch team on cool and unique games!

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Do you want to join our team as our new Mid-Senior Game Designer? Then we'd love to hear about you!

About Yacht Club Games

Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer that is located in Los Angeles, CA. We are a bunch who have dedicated our lives to video games ever since we saw our first pixels. We work in a deeply collaborative team environment, and our serious and solemn goal is to make original games that fuse modern and retro sensibilities.

Recent and Upcoming Games

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic action-adventure game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic! Run, jump, and battle as Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and confront their menacing leader, The Enchantress.

In Cyber-Shadow, the world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.

Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.

Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other! Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new. Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!

When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them! Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!

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