Level Designer
World of Warcraft Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced designer to join the ranks of our level design team on World of Warcraft.

Azeroth itself is one of the most important characters in our game. This is your opportunity to join the team charged with crafting that world.

This design position will involve the creative design and technical implementation of our outdoor world zones. The ideal candidate will be an experienced level designer for games, with good technical skills in creating 3D spaces, developed art skills including a strong visual aesthetic. Level design on World of Warcraft requires the ability to sculpt and form 3D terrain, while also being able to integrate the core gameplay experience for our players.

In addition, we expect that candidates have great people skills, boundless creativity, extensive knowledge of World of Warcraft, and a longstanding passion for playing games.

Your portfolio should include visual examples of your favorite game spaces that you have created in your career to date.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of Professional experience of design systems to build levels in 3D space, and how to incorporate game-play demands into their designs
    • We use our own propriety software for level design, but experience with other world building and terrain sculpting engines is comparable (Unreal Engine etc)
  • Experience with visual world building and world development in a professional setting
  • Strong artistic skills and a good sense of aesthetic principles
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to work creatively in a demanding team environment
  • Absolute passion for playing and making computer games

 Pluses

  • Non-design development experience (artist, programmer, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Required Application Materials

  • Resume which must include:
    • A link to your portfolio so that we can see examples of your work
  • Cover Letter which must include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • Your experience and relationship with World of Warcraft
    • What games you are currently playing

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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