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Level Designer

Grinding Gear Games

Games Developer from New Zealand, Auckland

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Grinding Gear Games

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 - 2:56 PM

We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team. 

We seek a Level Designer to create content for Path of Exile. You will develop randomised levels with high replayability while maintaining the Path of Exile aesthetic across the game.

     Location:    Onsite in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
                         *Relocation assistance if required

  • Create immersive and replayable gameplay that supports and enhances the core mechanics and aesthetic.
  • Ensure a high level of quality through close collaboration with the Creative Director, Art Directors, Game Designers, Environment Artists, Sound Designers and other disciplines.
  • Integrate the content produced by other disciplines for your designs into the game engine (new gameplay elements, AI, sound, etc)
  • Quickly learn to master our internal tools, and assist in making them better.
  • Conduct gameplay evaluations with the team, providing feedback and suggestions to help fine-tune the game Locate and fix bugs in both your own and your colleagues' work
  • 2+ years of game industry experience 
  • Game design sensibilities
  • Experience using Maya or a high level of proficiency in a similar 3D modelling tool
  • Proactive and self-reliant
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment


  • Avid gamer that has a deep understanding of Path of Exile and its themes.


How to apply:

Send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel (whichever is relevant to the role you are applying for). 

Email your cover letter and resume to: with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.