Saturday, October 3, 2009

JOB ALERT: Sr. Designer - NetDevil

Sr. Designer
Location: NetDevil-Louisville / Denver, CO
Job Code: 182  # of openings: 1

Description: Sr. Designer

NetDevil, located in Louisville, CO, was founded in 1997 with the mission of developing massively multiplayer games in unique settings for wide audiences. The studio is currently developing Jumpgate Evolution and LEGO Universe as well as an original IP.

The Senior Designer will be responsible for developing, communicating, implementing and iterating on design ideas, and the instruction and mentorship of other designers on LEGO Universe.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement fun gameplay using rapid prototyping and iteration
  • Design within the constraints of existing game systems, proprietary toolsets, performance budgets and visual requirements
  • Set up extensive triggering, scripting and AI behavior manipulation
  • Proactively acquire necessary information, including both design elements and technical procedures, and communicate information to the rest of the team
  • Take ownership of game systems or modes and drive them to completion by working with various disciplines


  • Think critically and diagnose problems in complex scripted events
  • Develop game elements that align with core vision philosophies and principles
  • Demonstrate a proven commitment to excellence
  • Possess excellent speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills; ability to effectively lead a team
  • Positive attitude - able to focus on solutions rather than problems

Functional Knowledge:

  • Expert with one or more game editor toolsets, and enough experience and understanding to pick up new toolsets quickly
  • Fluent in at least one scripting language, preferably Lua
  • Deep understanding of game-industry systems and ability to clearly identify and replicate what makes them successful
  • Expert with common design and documentation tools such as MS Office, Visio, Sketchup, and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with Version Control Software (Ex. Alienbrain, Perforce, Subversion, Source Safe, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years game industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • One or more game credits as a level designer
  • MMO or children's game development experience preferred
  • Passion for games
  • Willing to relocate to Denver, CO area for full-time employment

Salary based on experience; 401k, health insurance, and other benefits provided.