Level Designer

Epic Games Cary, NC

About the Job

What makes us Epic?

At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we're always innovating. Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic.

What you'll do

Epic is excited to add an experienced Level Designer to the growing Fortnite team. In this role, you'll utilize your years of experience, deep knowledge of design tools, and a great sense of scale to push the visual quality of the game and delight players. Level Designers at Epic are a part of a cross-discipline content team working to develop great looking levels which expand the Fortnite universe.

In this role, you will

  • Create levels for Fortnite, using modular kits to design visually appealing and fun locations that follow gameplay rules
  • Focus on the visual quality of the game levels
  • Use content to tell stories, pushing the ambient storytelling in the world
  • Use your experience and tools to make the worlds come alive
  • Work effectively in a collaborative environment, providing input and regular feedback


What we're looking for
  • 3+ years of experience shipping multiple AAA titles
  • 3+ years of experience using a level editor (UE4, or similar)
  • Direct involvement with prop placement, lighting, mood/atmosphere and design markup
  • Keen sense of performance limitations (optimization, streaming, LODs, etc)
  • Visual scripting experience (Blueprints, for example)
  • Experience with procedural level generation
  • Experience working closely and communicating with artists
  • Demonstrated ability to improvise and creatively solve problems


This is going to be Epic!

Please submit your resume with a portfolio and we'll be in touch if there's a fit!

About Us

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 1,800+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we've been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k.

We offer plenty of annual celebrations for employees and family members to show the love for our people. Additionally, each year, we celebrate the Epic family with company-wide paid breaks, generous paid time off, and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical - we think our people are pretty awesome!

Epic Games deeply values diverseteams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policyhere.