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Topgolf Senior Level Designer in San Francisco, California

Overview

Topgolf Media is looking for a Senior Level Designer to join a small developer-led internal team building an exciting new mobile game in the Golf space. This design position is responsible for owning and creating a large amount of our shippable content and will have a big impact on our team and the game’s direction. It is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a great team focused on creating entertaining, never-before-seen experiences in the Golf world as we push the boundaries of what can be considered Golf.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement new golf courses from scratch.

  • Design and implement cameras for courses.

  • Create and maintain design specs for a variety of golf courses and course mechanics.

  • Refine gameplay based on Data and Playtesting Feedback.

  • Create user stories and participate in AGILE development process.

  • Operate in a collaborative environment with other developers to develop the highest quality product.

  • Be a design expert in the field of golf course design, mentoring and sharing knowledge and process with team.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferred

  • Masters degree, preferred

  • 7+ years of experience as a Game Developer & Level Designer, required

  • 5+ years of working experience with Unity (or similar) game engine, using scripting tools, required

  • 3+ years of familiarity with prototyping games, preferred

  • 3+ years of familiarity with AGILE development practices & Small Pod leadership, preferred

  • Ability to create compelling Grey box game spaces in 3D environments using Unity Terrain scripting tools

  • Ability to coordinate with Environment Artists to bring the levels to life

  • Ability to create well-paced, appropriately challenging gameplay

  • Working knowledge of camera systems & asset pipelines

  • Good communication skills (Written, Visual & Verbal)

  • Being a positive self-starter & team player

  • Knowledge of AGILE best practices

  • Ability to take an idea from whiteboard through shippable product

  • Bonus skills:

  • Knolwedge of golf course design theory

  • Storytelling/World building skills

  • Knowledge of Mobile games

  • Knowledge of Golf games

About Topgolf Media

Based in San Francisco, Topgolf Media creates and distributes advanced media content, enabling the Topgolf community to experience the best times of their lives. The division enhances in-venue golf games as well as creating experiences outside of the venues with apps, websites and virtual experiences. In addition, Topgolf Media cultivates relationships with global partners, sponsors and ambassadors to promote innovation within the Topgolf brand. Our goal is to create compelling experiences to engage Topgolf fans of all walks in new, innovative ways. www.topgolfmedia.com

Our Games

WGT Golf (www.wgt.com and mobile app stores) is the #1 free golf game with over 450 million virtual rounds played and 5+ million mobile downloads. WGT Golf features 24 famous virtual golf courses including Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach® and St Andrews. WGT Golf runs the annual Virtual U.S. Open in partnership with the USGA, and has partnered with NBC's Golf Channel and David Leadbetter. WGT Golf offers a range of virtual golf equipment from leading manufacturers, including Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, Ping, Srixon and TaylorMade.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Topgolf is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Topgolf Media does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Topgolf Media will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Topgolf Media and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Topgolf is a global sports and entertainment community and is committed to equal opportunity and is firmly committed to preventing discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, based on legally protected diversity characteristics (such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, citizenship, genetic information and veteran status) in its application and hiring processes and in its employment decisions. As an affirmative action employer, Topgolf also takes steps to prevent retaliation and to create a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment for our Guests, Associates, business partners, vendors, and the communities we serve.

Topgolf participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco

ID 2021-17586

Position Type Salary

# of Openings 1

Address 100 California St

Category Information Technology

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