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Level Design Director - MOTIVE

Multiple Locations: Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Quebec, Canada

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Requisition Number: 170442

Position Title: Game Design Director

External Description:

"Motive" is the driving force within us that takes us from an idea to reality. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment for our game teams to unleash their creativity across massive brands. But we're not talking about the expected, the conventional, the cliché. We want none of that. Here, you will help make the extraordinary. You'll also help shape our culture. Here, everyone has a voice, everyone can be themselves, everyone is welcome.

Motive is looking for a Level Design Director who will oversee the level design team, the team at the nexus of game content that brings all the pieces together into the player experience. As part of the core leadership team, you will report to the Creative Director.

  • Lead Motive's level design team to make all game levels engaging, memorable, and immersive.
  • Create and champion your vision for level design in the game, in alignment with the creative direction
  • Coordinate the design of the world as a whole and individual missions and activities within it
  • Provide leadership in all phases of level design, from conception and documentation to polish and debugging.
  • Ensure the quality and consistency of all game levels--providing feedback, advocating for the tools and methodologies, requesting resources, and removing roadblocks for levels to be developed effectively.
  • As an important member of the leadership team, you will ensure resource estimates and delivery schedules are met.
  • Partner with technical and gameplay design teams to understand and address constraints while maintaining AAA quality levels
  • Work in collaboration with the art team to ensure playability of levels works hand in hand with visual fidelity.
  • Build and mentor the level design team to be the best in the industry.

Who you are:

  • 8+ years' experience in video game level design and production with lead level design experience on at least one AAA title
  • Experience developing and presenting a level design vision
  • Excellent ability to guide designers at all experience levels
  • Experience using scripting languages and level design tools
  • Comfort and capability in creative and technical design discussions
  • Experience driving flow and storytelling through a level.
  • Experience with the environmental aesthetics.
  • Understanding of function vs. form relationships, and what makes a game level fun and engaging
  • You are someone who excels in the environment that new game creation demands.
  • Open world design experience a plus but not required.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-12-03 15:50:58.207

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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