Lead Level Designer

Ready At Dawn is looking for talented and passionate developers to help us push the boundaries of gameplay, art and story-telling. We are currently working on three exciting and eclectic projects.

We are in the pre-production phase of an exciting new AAA third-person action console title, based on a brand new original IP we are creating. In addition, we are also in full production on both a cutting edge VR experience, in partnership with Oculus and De·formers, a fast and frantic third person smash’em arena game in partnership with GameTrust.

Our team is growing, so come join one of the preeminent independent video-game developers in the world.

We are seeking sharp, ambitious, visionary talent to join our team. A candidate should have shipped or is about to ship at least one high profile title.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum 6 years design experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to focus and work without micro-management
  • Ability to take direction and accept critical review of your work
  • Clear understanding and appreciation of schedules and milestones
  • 3D game level building experience
  • Ability to create fun and exciting gameplay using a complex array of mechanics.
  • Strong understanding of aesthetics as it relates to level layout and presentation
  • Passion for and broad knowledge of console games with an ability to critically analyze them


  • Development of design documentation for level progression (flow), level layouts and 3D block-outs for in-engine playtesting.
  • Bring new ideas to the table in regards to every facet of the game; mechanics, story, missions, and more
  • Work closely with the artists and programmers to take ideas from conception to implementation

Additional Skills (Pluses):

  • Understanding of basic programming or scripting languages (LUA, Perl, JavaScript, etc) a plus
  • Maya experience

Please send samples of your work with your application.


To apply please email [email protected]

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