Senior Level Designer

Established in 2007, Sumo Video Games is one of India’s leading video game developers. We work hand in hand with Sumo Digital’s UK studios to build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The Role @ Sumo

Sumo is looking for a talented Senior Level Designer to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting AAA title. Focusing solely on crafting dynamic, innovative and exciting levels. This is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established, multi-million selling franchise.

As a Senior Level Designer, you will:

  • Take ownership of levels from inception through to game release, striving for quality and innovation while adhering to the core vision of the game.
  • Mentor junior design team members.
  • Review and feedback on level design and implementation with the team.
  • Be the champion of quality for multiple levels; executing the vision of the Lead Designer and the stakeholder team.
  • Collaborate with cross discipline teams to create exciting, innovative, and engaging levels.
  • Understand the role of pacing, narrative, theme, and mechanics in creating compelling gameplay experiences.
  • Realize the high-level vision of your levels through all stages of development from initial block out through to final shipped product.
  • Plan, execute and refine your levels from high-level concept to low-level scripting.
  • Use player feedback and design direction to hone the gameplay experience.
  • Review, tweak, and balance gameplay to deliver a AAA quality experience.
  • Troubleshoot design issues from a creative standpoint.
  • We need you to have:

  • Show an ability to weave narrative and artistic themes with gameplay mechanics to build engaging levels.
  • Be able to propose creative solutions to complex design problems and importantly “bring the team with you”.
  • 5+ years' experience, and 2 or more shipped titles on consoles or PC.
  • A proven ability to breakdown high-level design goals into individual components.
  • An excellent understanding of past and current game trends;
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • It would be great if you also have:

  • Experience of prototyping gameplay mechanics.
  • Experience of designing and integrating platforming and/or puzzles into your levels.
  • Experience with Unreal Blueprints or other visual scripting tools.
  • What we offer:

    Our Studio is unique in India, giving our staff the opportunity to work directly on all leading gaming platforms, at every stage of game development.

    Being part of Sumo's Pune studio is a rewarding experience, one that requires dedication, a strong sense of ownership over your work and an overwhelming enthusiasm for the games you work on.

    In return we offer competitive salary, flexi-time & benefits, and excellent working environment and most importantly we will give you the room to be yourself and live your passion.

    Additionally, we provide relocation reimbursement from other cities, a performance-linked bonus in addition to the fixed salary, opportunities to attend industry conferences and a complete and all-encompassing medical insurance package for our employees and their children.

    Come join the team.

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