Senior Game Designer (Mobile)

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Work Remotely But Must Be Based in the U.S., Chicagoland Preferable - Remote #LI-Remote

Level Ex® (a Brainlab company) is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors. 

Our games use enthralling casual and hyper-casual game mechanics to capture the challenge of medical practice: from diagnosis puzzles to particle games that let you pay with molecules. All are visually stunning and beautifully designed to maximize fun and reward - and perfectly balance challenge and skill. 

We attract top artists, engineers, designers, and others from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Walking Dead, and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us at the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live!, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you’ll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?

We’re looking for a self-directed, agile, and experienced Senior Game Designer (Mobile) to join our Level Ex Medical team as we grow a new genre of hyper-casual medical games in the video game industry.

Responsibilities  

  • Use your pattern-matching skills to identify mass-market game mechanics that can be adapted and honed to help train specific skills and convey specific kinds of knowledge 
  • Adapt and hone those game mechanics to serve medical purposes - increasing the effectiveness and capability of medical professionals
  • Concept, implement, and iterate games end-to-end, using data-driven, modular game elements
  • Develop fun, reusable, and configurable game mechanic modules in Unity3D, including the creation of placeholder art assets and light programming
  • Understand the medical and scientific knowledge that you will need to convey in your games
  • Collaborate with a variety of developers, researchers, and medical professionals incorporating their feedback into compelling and fun game mechanics

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6+ years of hands-on game design experience working at a professional game studio(s) (required)
  • In-depth experience and knowledge designing casual and hyper-casual games for mobile (required)
  • Experience prototyping in-engine with Unity3D (required)
  • Deep familiarity with a breadth of mass-market,  casual game mechanics (hidden object games, card games, physics puzzles, Match-3, etc.) 
  • 2 or more commercially released games on mobile and/or web platforms
  • Experience developing casual games and content on rapid development cycles
  • Experience creating well-balanced game levels and outer loop content

Bonus Qualifications

  • Unreal Engine / Blueprints experience 
  • Knowledge of medicine/healthcare/biology topics
  • Experience communicating with external partners - publishers, clients, etc.

Salary Range

  • The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually, based on experience and qualifications of the individual

Benefits & Perks

  • Multiple health insurance plans, one with 100% company-paid premiums at all levels
  • 401(k) with a generous company-paid match program
  • Family-friendly benefits; 4 weeks of PTO, 2 weeks of company holidays, dental, vision, optional pet insurance, and more!
  • In-person and remote-friendly events, i.e., board games tabletop simulator, Jackbox Games, DEI events, game jams, and virtual happy hours

Interested?  

Please send us your resume including a link to your design portfolio along with an optional cover letter below. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

Equal Opportunity Statement (EEO)

Level Ex is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds, and influences, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender identity or expression, medical condition, genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Our commitment to inclusion across identity and experience drives us forward every day.

No Agency or Recruiter submissions for this or any role we have posted, please do not contact us.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

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An Insider's view of Level Ex

What are some social events your company does?

A few times a year, Level Ex has a company-wide game day. It’s a great way to allow co-workers that normally wouldn’t work together to meet and hang out. It also provides a way to explore different game mechanics in all types of games. I can have fun with a teammate in Boston and another in Colorado all while playing with local co-workers, too.

Curtis Schmidt

Director of Video Production

What does your typical day look like?

No day is exactly alike, which keeps work interesting! I interface with clients and physician advisors to identify any challenges for physicians to learn about a device, treatment solution, procedure, or medical topic. I also work with our internal design and dev team to create medically accurate experiences that satisfy physicians' learning needs.

Maggie Xing

Senior Biomedical Solution Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes someone successful on my team is leaning into the interdisciplinary aspect of Level Ex’s culture and workflow. You really have to embrace learning from others and simultaneously enjoy teaching others about your own discipline. This building of collective knowledge not only makes this team successful, but also makes us unique.

Victoria Perizes

Senior Biomedical Solutions Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

The apex achievement in the video games industry isn’t just making a successful game - it’s establishing a genre. That’s what we’re doing at Level Ex - creating a new genre of medical games. We envision a world where games take their place as a fundamental force accelerating the adoption curve for skills and treatments in medicine.

Sam Glassenberg

Founder & CEO

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Level Ex a few years ago on the Medical team, focused on ensuring that we achieved clinical accuracy in all of the content in our enterprise games. Since then, I’ve served as a discipline lead and am now in the role of Product Manager, helping identify and build features that are valuable to our clients and end users.

Sam Dreyer

Product Manager

What are Level Ex Perks + Benefits

Level Ex Benefits Overview

- Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
- 100% full-time remote or hybrid for those interested and able to come to our awesome Chicago location
- 401(k) with a generous company-paid match
- 4 weeks of PTO plus 2 weeks of company holidays
- Dental and vision insurance
- Optional pet insurance
- Short-term disability, life insurance, medical leave, parental leave, military leave, volunteer time off, and bereavement leave
- DEI events, game jams, and remote after-hours team events, like board games tabletop simulator, Jackbox Games, etc
Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pre-tax flex spending, and commuter accounts

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Open door policy
OKR operational model
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Open office floor plan
Employee-led culture committees
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Restricted work hours
Great work/life balance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
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Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Cold brew coffee, gourmet coffee, kombucha, Bevi sparkling water, craft beer, breakfast options, and both healthy and comfort snacks
Company-sponsored happy hours
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