Senior Level Designer - High Moon Studios


Carlsbad, CA, USA

Full time

IT / Production / Programming

Apr 18

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  • Design, develop, implement, and tune player-first experiences in the creation of single-player content (levels, player mechanics, ai behaviors, scripted moments)
  • Create 2D maps and mission outlines for single player levels
  • Construct 3D level blockouts and script combat encounters, gameplay mechanics and animated sequences
  • Create and pitch high level ideas to the team
  • Review in-progress design work and provide regular feedback to the team
  • Playtest in progress work and provide feedback to the team
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to the design team
  • Collaborate with Mechanics Designers and Engineers to create unique gameplay mechanics and improve tools
  • Provide feedback to Production and help create development schedules for design

Player Profile:

  • A minimum of 8 years of game design experience, shipping at least one title as a Lead or Senior Designer
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the design process including level design, weapons, AI, controls, UI, etc.
  • Ability to use scripting tools to prototype gameplay experiences or debug technical issues
  • Ability to conceptualize and communicate an engaging gameplay experience and the technical ability to carry out your vision
  • Experience in Radiant, UnrealEd, Hammer, or other first-person shooter level editors
  • Self-motivated with the highest level of attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Takes and understands direction and feedback well, meets deadlines and handles multiple tasks.

Bonus Points:

  • FPS/Action/Coop gameplay experience
  • Strong scripting skills

High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Duty® franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, Bungie’s Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We employ more than 100 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision.

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Senior Level Designer - High Moon Studios

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