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Full-Time

Associate Technical Level Designer

Contract

Posted on 6/27/2024

PlayStation Global

PlayStation Global

1,001-5,000 employees

Designs and markets gaming consoles and accessories

Consumer Software
Hardware

Compensation Overview

$34.72 - $52.12Hourly

Entry

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Category
Embedded Engineering
Game Engineering
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • The ideal candidate is part designer and part programmer
  • Experience working in a 3D level editor or other 3D modelling software
  • Experience using text-based and visual scripting languages
  • Experience creating tools and solving technical issues for design
  • Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to convey abstract concepts
  • Ability to think logically and with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of competitive products and a variety of gameplay genres, as well as a personal understanding of what makes video games fun
  • 1 year in a technical design role on a video game project
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the level designers and combat designers to create interactive objects and set pieces within the larger game
  • Solve challenging technical problems using creative and innovative ideas
  • Work with the Tools team to optimize workflows
  • Author, troubleshoot, and maintain complex scripted scenarios
  • Identify and solve technical issues for the other designers as the product goes through Alpha, Beta, and Final
  • Provide team-facing documentation to inform and guide the work of downstream groups
  • Participate in planning a roadmap to completion for the systems for which you’re responsible
  • Understand, interpret, and execute on creative direction in alignment with project goals
  • Playtest and tune gameplay using feedback to inform iteration and quality

Working at PlayStation offers the opportunity to be part of a leading company in the gaming industry, renowned for its cutting-edge technology like haptic feedback and 4K HDR visuals. Employees are immersed in a culture of innovation and excellence that pushes the boundaries of gaming and entertainment. Contributing to a globally recognized brand that consistently delivers high-quality, immersive gaming experiences, ensures a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Foster City, California

Founded

1994

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

-11%

1 year growth

-29%

2 year growth

-27%

Benefits

Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings

Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching

Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events

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