Game Designer - Unity

Age of Learning

Glendale, CA, USA

Full time

Oct 7

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Company Overview:

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of more than 600 individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, developers, artists, writers, designers, engineers, producers, product managers, analysts and marketing experts! Together we develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.

 

Our flagship product ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy® is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 8 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activities—including minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and more—in a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology.


We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally.

 

As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we’re looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.


Summary:

At Age of Learning, we develop products that are pioneering learning through play. Following the success of ABCmouse, we’ve launched an MMO called Adventure Academy to address the social and educational needs of kids ages 8 through 12. Adventure Academy is filled with educational games and activities in a safe and social 3D environment. 

 

We are currently looking for a Designer with solid Unity experience including content creation, level design, and scripting, to join our rapidly growing team. If you have a background in designing levels for 3D games as well as experience creating content with the Unity game engine, we would love to hear from you! 

 

The ideal candidate will be a mid to senior-level team player with technical Unity problem-solving skills and a passion for 3D-level design for mobile and PC products. Experience in the education field is welcome but not required. We are looking for someone that is confident and capable of working remotely while finding ways to collaborate more effectively while we wait for the office to reopen.


Responsibilities:

  • A team player that can contribute to and drive game system designs, 3D level layouts, and content for a children’s (8-12yo) MMO mobile and PC based product
  • Work closely with other team disciplines to deliver content and designs that meet requirements established by team leaders and executives
  • Make use of best design practices to address business objectives in a timely manner 
  • Demonstrate creative, innovative, and results-driven mentality 
  • Responsible for continuing to build upon legacy design while simultaneously expanding upon design systems that result in effective game balance and tuning
  • Work within Unity to create levels, quests, and content that involves the use of standard and proprietary object components.


Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years shipping online software products
  • History of collaborating effectively with product, engineering, and research teams
  • Passionate about designing playful and accessible MMO game systems for kids
  • Experience extending and working within a design system
  • Ability to prototype and document detailed specs to aid in development
  • Experience using data to validate game systems and solutions
  • Must exhibit level design mastery with experience building content for 3D games


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience using JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience working on massively multiplayer game systems


Age of Learning currently provides: 

• 90% - 100% of health and welfare benefit premiums

• A 401(k) program with employer match

• 15 paid vacation days plus 11 observed national paid holidays

• Team bonding events and a highly collaborative environment

• Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment in addition to an inclusive and supportive company culture 

• Access to our internal DEI Task Force that focuses on ensuring our products represent all children on a global scale

• Opportunities for professional growth through professional learning and development programs 

• A temporary 100% remote work environment, due to COVID restrictions, to help ensure the safety of our employees 

• Monthly internet stipend provided due to temporary remote work environment

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