Company Description

Cloud Imperium Games is looking for an experienced level designer with a history in first person or third person shooters to join our team in Wilmslow UK.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.


    • Work with the product stake holders, designers , artists, coders and cinematic designers to deliver engaging cinematic combat spaces
    • Work as part of the core FPS combat team to develop the core on foot gameplay loop and help inform level guides for the team
    • Take ownership of core locations in the Squadron 42 experience from concept to completion ensuring the overall vision is clearly understood with all cross discipline team members.
    • Contribute to Tools and workflow development, highlighting bottlenecks or suggesting areas where tools could improve workflow.
    • Mentor members of the team and be a positive influence.


    • Passion for narrative driven cinematic action games.
    • Shipped at least one large scale FPS or third person combat action game (From pre-production to release) as a level designer.
    • 4+ years of professional game production experience in a level designer capacity. *Extensive understanding of level design process including level flow, engagement, structure, pacing, environmental storytelling, testing, etc.
    • Eye for art composition, architectural concepts, and an ability to create realistic engaging environments.
    • Strong understanding of visual scripting principals.
    • Quick to learn and master new tools.
    • Proactively identify and deal with issues as they arise.
    • Ability to self-critique and accept outside critique from project stakeholders.
    • A team player-mindset, understanding the importance of collaboration, and able to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.


    • Experience with cry engine
    • Strong interest in science fiction based themes *Strong interest in Star Citizen

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

    If you feel you have something to offer this role, even if you don’t think you qualify for all the above, you should still apply – we are an inclusive employer and if you have potential, talent and a great work ethic, we want to hear from you.