VR Mission/Level Designer

Design · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Design
Employment Type Fixed-Term - Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About us: Archiact Interactive is a Vancouver-based Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Studio that develops new and unique ways for people to play games and interact with each other. We partner with IP holders, large publishers, and tech brands to create and deliver immersive, high-end game experiences across multiple platforms with a special focus on building new tools for cutting-edge emerging technology.

 

Our games: Recent titles include DOOM 3: VR Edition (on PSVR), FREEDIVER: Triton Down (on PC, PSVR and Oculus Quest), and MARVEL: Dimension of Heroes (a smartphone-powered Superhero experience built for Lenovo Mirage AR). We are currently in the early stages of several new and highly innovative projects with leading industry partners and are searching for the best and the brightest to help us transform the world of VR and AR game development. Interested? Read on.

 

Our values: At Archiact, diversity is developed and directed by our employees. Inclusion is the way we show our commitment to this core value. Diversity in all areas of our workforce helps us build innovative and immersive experiences that are accessible to everyone. From our community to our games, we are committed to respecting the rights and self-determination of all people. Our goal is simple: we seek to build a diverse team, and to nurture a safe, inclusive work environment where our teammates, especially those who are marginalized, can thrive. At Archiact, equity, diversity, and inclusivity is more than a statement, it is a core value which we continually strive to uphold through our words and our actions. We do not see that commitment as a milestone to be passed, but as a constant, ever-evolving process to be actively pursued, reviewed, and improved upon.


 

Role Overview:

We are looking for a passionate VR Mission/Level Designer who enjoys working on an agile and fast-paced team that is bringing high-quality VR/AR projects to life. This is a 12-months fixed term contract. We are a Vancouver-based studio but are happy to consider candidates from all over Canada to work remotely.



About you:

You are comfortable working in a close-knit and collaborative team with a wide range of skill sets and personalities. You enjoy the creative problem-solving process required to bring original concepts and high-profile IPs to life in an immersive experience. You thrive in teams and are open to taking on new challenges to assist in raising the quality bar of the end product. 

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with technical and game designers to understand and address constraints within production, while maintaining high-quality levels, supporting the narrative and game design teams to create interesting and believable world design, ensuring mechanics and systems are effectively utilized in levels.
  • Work closely with the Art team to align and ensure the world makes sense.
  • Design and document mission flow, breaking down pacing, encounters, and more.
  • Implement levels, blueprints, and tune parameters during the prototype phase and beyond.


Requirements:

Must Have:

  • 2+ years of work experience in the video game industry.
  • Experience with designing missions or levels.
  • Experience implementing levels and gameplay in a 3D tool (Unity or Unreal, preferred).
  • A clear understanding of game flow, pacings, and emotional design.
  • The ability and willingness to adapt to constant changes.
  • Participated in the production of at least 2 published games.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • A team-player attitude with the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.


Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with VR/AR hardware.


Benefits - What’s in it for you?:

  • A competitive base salary. 
  • 4% vacation pay and paid sick days. 
  • Comprehensive extended health and wellness benefits.
  • Flexible work schedule and remote working.
  • Fully equipped onsite gym.
  • An opportunity to work on a high-profile IP.
  • The chance to be part of an experienced, high-achieving, and fun team. 
  • An international and diverse atmosphere. 
  • The opportunity to help pave the way for the future of VR/AR gaming.

Thank You

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Fixed-Term - Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced