Future Projects - Design

Senior Open World Level Designer, P13

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Cryptic Studios is seeking an experienced and talented Senior Open World Level Designer to join the creative team of our newest unannounced project. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating engaging open world gameplay environments in Unreal Engine 5.


  • Designing and building open world content areas to support gameplay and narrative goals
  • Ensuring that Level Design maintains a balance between the creative vision for the content and the game-world's technical constraints
  • Collaborating with other designers and artists to develop, implement, and maintain standard metrics throughout the world
  • Working closely with the project directors and other leads to ensure quality across the game
  • Mentoring and guiding other level designers to develop their skills and knowledge of Unreal Engine and high-quality level layouts


  • Expert-level Unreal Engine experience, including understanding of advanced features such as world partition, greybox modeling, and procedural content generation tools
  • Strong experience with theory and implementation of the “360” approach to open world level design
  • Experience developing levels for multiplayer/co-op titles and their associated technical constraints
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams, including gameplay designers, engineers, and environment artists
  • Proven experience identifying and defining pipelines, technologies, tools, and improvements
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • 5+ years of experience as a Level Designer or at least one shipped AAA open-world title
  • Comfortable working with a fully remote team


  • Prior experience as a Senior or Lead Level Designer
  • Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new techniques and workflows
  • Passion for making and playing games, especially 3rd person fantasy action games

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or reference demonstrating level design in shipped titles
  • A level design test may be required

What Cryptic Offers:  

  • Remote work options - anywhere within The United States
  • A fun tight-knit team
  • Full-time role
  • Paid holiday, sick time & paid time off
  • Health insurance & perks
  • Company social events 

If you are passionate about creating engaging open world levels and have a proven track record of creating high-quality content using Unreal Engine, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our team and help us create compelling open world adventures that engage and captivate players.

Salary Information

At Cryptic Studios, Inc. the standard base pay range for this role is $100,000 - $180,000 annually. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S.  Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Cryptic Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, marital status, age, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, genetic information, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), sexual orientation, or any other protected class, characteristic, or consideration made unlawful under applicable federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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