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Level Ex, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois - United States
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Senior Game Designer


Level Ex is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors.
Our games feature thrilling medical cases built with the highest standards of game design and deliberate game mechanics. They also employ state-of-the-art graphics and physics technology, supported by the latest generation tech, allowing us to craft breathtaking virtual anatomy: custom-built GPU-based fluids, tissues, and soft-body systems that look and react like the real deal. 

We attract top artists, engineers, producers, and designers from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal KombatHalo, Call of DutyDragonvale, Star Wars, and many 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 an experienced, creative Senior Game Designer to join our team.

What You’ll Be Doing with Us  
  • Defining and managing all aspects of gameplay for mobile products: high-level goals, balance, scoring, controls, and other areas
  • Ideating concepts and approaches to create new games focused on medical specialties and procedures
  • Analyzing popular free to play mechanics and translating them into medically credible designs
  • Detailing case designs and requirements with supporting documents and reference materials
  • Taking charge of scripting gameplay that defines the overall gameplay experience
  • Working with our lead product manager identifying game events and data to be tracked in the analytics system for future gameplay optimization
  • Coordinating design goals with production, product management, artists, and engineers
  • Working with doctors and medical researchers on technical specifications, plus finding ways to incorporate their feedback as part of compelling and exciting gameplay mechanics

Who We Want To Meet
  • 6+ years of hands-on game design experience, including senior/lead design roles on mobile and free-to-play/freemium games with an audience of 1M+ players
  • Shipped two or more games on mobile, PC, or console platforms
  • Deep understanding of the psychology of game design, and experience applying those principles in new kinds of design and game mechanics
  • Working knowledge of at least one industry-standard analytics tool (Leanplum, DeltaDNA, Unity Analytics, etc.)
  • Unity or UE4 in-engine experience
  • Experience optimizing and re-balancing a live game product post-launch based on user feedback and data
  • Experience designing social games and understanding the dynamics of collaboration and competition
  • Experience creating, revising and maintaining game design documentation
  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas, and make smart tradeoffs
  • Experience communicating and championing the larger vision of games across numerous types of stakeholders

Bonus Points For
  • Experience designing social games and understanding the dynamics of collaboration and competition
  • Experience managing and mentoring other game designers
  • Experience doing technical and or simulation-based game design
  • Strong Unity or UE4 in-engine experience
  • Economy design experience
  • C# experience
  • Familiarity with medical and anatomy concepts

How We Make You Happy 
  • Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
  • 401(k) with company-paid match
  • Dental and vision insurance 
  • Pre-tax flex spending and commuter accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Downtown Loop location convenient to public transportation, and plenty of nearby food options
  • Unlimited cold brew and gourmet coffee, kombucha, Bevi sparkling water, and craft beer
  • Full kitchen and food options including breakfast, and both healthy and comfort snacks
  • Team after-hours events, like Board Game Night

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Level Ex is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

No Agencies or Recruiters, please.
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.