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Level Architect

Division: Arkane Studios France | Department: | Location: Lyon , FR

Arkane is looking for a world class Level Architect to work closely with the Level Designers to design and create immersive game levels.

•    Work directly with the Level Designers for designing and building levels, to make gameplay and 3D space function harmoniously, and maintaining it until release
•    Partner with Level Designers who will provide narration, game ideas and scripting and collaborate with the Environment Artists who provide art support for textures, final models, etc.
•    Propose ideas and visual references for game locations
•    Work out the details and concept modular systems of architecture for levels
•    Assemble his/her levels with the textures and 3D models provided by the Environment Artists
•    Produce 3D environmental assets variations if needed (based on assets originally created by the Environment Artists)
•    Light the final levels in the game editor
•    Optimize the final levels for performance
•    Use the game engine efficiently to create maps that run smoothly on consoles
•    Work with the Lead Level Architect and the Art director to ensure artistic unity with the entire project
•    Travel may be required, but less than 10%


•    Sensibility for architectural spaces, volume in general, circulation, lighting, details distribution and image composition
•    2+ years of game industry and or (significant) modding experience is preferable
•    Good handling and experience of (at least one) 3D software such as Maya for modeling
•    Good handling and experience of (at least one) game editors such as Unreal, Source, CryEngine, etc…
•    Capable of identifying and supporting gameplay needs and constraints within a game level
•    Capable of working within technical constraints
•    Understanding of modular construction methods as it relates to design, memory and performance
•    Good organization and time management skills
•    Good oral and written communication skills
•    Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with a very strong work ethic and cooperative attitude
•    Passion for games and gaming
•    Experience in photography, cinema or other related domains is a plus
•    Work samples
The position may require an art test

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