Monday, May 24, 2010


Position Title:  
Senior Level Designer
Location:   NetDevil-Louisville / Denver, CO
Taleo Req Number: 361

NetDevil is at the forefront of game innovation and has grown to over 100 people in its 12 year history.

From the space combat MMOG, Jumpgate Evolution, to the highly anticipated LEGO Universe MMOG; our company’s passion for launching to new heights of creativity can be experienced in everything we do.

Denver, Colorado provides an incredible variety of year round recreation and entertainment within easy reach of our studio. Skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and many other activities are all available at a cost of living that is a fraction of either coast. It’s no wonder Louisville, Colorado was voted the #1 place to live in 2009 by MONEY Magazine.

If you want to join a fun environment where we play as hard as we work and think you have what it takes to be a part of one of the most innovative MMO development studios in the world; come be a part of NetDevil.

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

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


  • Implement fun, focused level design and impressive visuals from concept to shipping status
  • 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
  • Height field & terrain manipulation, geometry, object and spawner placement

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.