Lead Level Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission
​We are Vertigo Games, the largest award-winning VR developer in the world. As our Amsterdam studio kicks off pre-production of our most ambitious project to date, a true multi-platform AAA VR game based on a global franchise, we are looking to recruit a Lead Level Designer who can aid us in our mission.

Are you looking to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to steer implementation of engaging game features and systems for our groundbreaking VR games and experiences? Then we should meet!


  • Collaborate with the leadership team in creating a high-level plan to design, implement and validate the levels.
  • Co-ordinating the effort of the level design team across disciplines to build levels that showcase the core mechanics and storytelling/world building.
  • Manage the workload and productivity of a team of up to five level designers.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that enhance team creative expression and productivity.
Your profile
  • Experienced in creating levels throughout the full development cycle for console/pc action-adventure games.
  • An in depth understanding of the Unreal Engine level creation pipeline.
  • Highly organized/forward looking and skilled in communicating design information across disciplines.
  • Fluent in English.
Bonus points for
  • Spatial design and environment modelling skills.
  • Narrative or mechanics design experience for console.
  • You do hands on work in the engine to demonstrate best of class implementation.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week. 
  • 30% Income tax reduction for eligible expats.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen.
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR  entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los  Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.


In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.

We are looking forward to your application!
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