Level Designer

  • 28738 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

WayForward is an independent videogame developer based in Valencia, California.

Over a quarter century we’ve become one of the biggest independent developers out there, and house some of the finest talent in the video game industry. We got our start in the PC, Super Nintendo and Genesis era of gaming, rode the educational CD-ROM wave through the 90’s, and eventually found our way back onto handhelds and consoles. We’ve built our reputation on solid gaming fundamentals, feature-quality character animation, and flexibility and know-how when it comes to bringing entertainment brands into the world of gaming – both original characters of our own design, or comic book and tinsel town favorites. Over the last few years we’ve become mainstays in the area of rebooting classic game series.

We want to create the most entertaining games under the sun. Our goal is to engage, delight, surprise, and match wits with gamers of all ages on whatever devices they can be found!

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Level Designer to work on a high-end multi-platform action game. If you’ve been waiting for the chance to build stages in an original WayForward title, this is your chance! If you are not familiar with us, that’s fine too as long as you have a deep appreciation and understanding of the classic 2D games that dominated the homes and arcades of the 90’s.You must be comfortable working as part of a team; creating stages that deliver the project vision directly to players.


  • 3-5 years game development experience
  • Very high attention to detail
  • 2D Level Design experience required
  • Unity and/or Unreal experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated to create a high quality player experience
  • Good problem solving skills; a drive to find creative solutions
  • Good communication skills and the ability to apply feedback
  • Passion for making games

Additional Information

This is a per-project position, that will last for 8 to 10 months, but for candidates that work out well there is a good chance of being kept on for future projects.

This an on-site position.