Level Designer

Starbreeze is looking for a Level Designer to join our team in Stockholm. You will be responsible for developing full levels and work closely with the Lead Level Designer and Design Director to ensure that the game vision is represented in the levels.

You will use your Level Design skills to develop highly engaging gameplay experiences. You will work with the PAYDAY franchise, requiring an understanding of how systems integrate into your levels and how a single level can generate a variety of game experiences through non-linear design and randomization. Your competence, creativity, collaborative approach, and iterative process, ensures that players get the most out of PAYDAY games.

You would be welcomed to an open, creative environment where you’ll find opportunities to help shape the games we make and collaborate with a passionate team on one of the most popular co-op action franchises in the games industry.

If you share our passion for cooperative first person shooters, our Level Design team is the perfect place for you!


  • Create layouts, missions and scripted events under the Lead Level Designer’s guidance
  • Ensure memorable, dynamic and replayable levels through close collaboration with System Design, Art, Narrative and other disciplines
  • Communicate your designs to the team and ensure your work is in line with the game vision
  • Feedback on content produced by other disciplines and integrate those into your levels as the project progresses
  • Evaluate the gameplay with the team and provide feedback and solutions to help improve and fine-tune the game
  • Participate in playtests and creating work items based on playtesting feedback
  • Manage and prioritize bugs related to your levels


  • Experience with shipping projects (professional or amateur)
  • A working knowledge of a professional Level Design tool
  • Experience with scripting languages or visual scripting tools
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to meet the intended objectives
  • Ability to creatively excel within professional, collaborative, and commercial game development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey abstract concepts
  • Ability to constructively review and feedback the work of other team members
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced live operations development environment


Still reading? Good...because here’s the good part of this job ad: We offer you a position at a company where we value empowerment, agility and ownership. While we evolve we want you to grow with us and to develop as a professional. We also believe in having fun. We have game consoles and arrange after work activities along with annual parties and events.

What more do we offer? 

  • Competitive salaries with yearly reviews
  • Yearly wellness benefit
  • Referral bonuses
  • 6 weeks paid vacation per year
  • Pension on top of salary, +50% above collective agreement standard
  • Relocation support if you move from abroad
  • Ideal office location in central Stockholm

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and portfolio and look forward to meeting you. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and cover letter in English. All applications must include a portfolio and resumé to be considered.

At Starbreeze we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome you as who you are, no matter where you are from or what games you play.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!



Regeringsgatan 38
111 56 Stockholm Directions info@starbreeze.com +46 8 209 208 View page

What makes it Starbreeze?

  • Progress through commitment and collaboration

    At Starbreeze we believe in enabling and supporting our colleagues to be successful.

  • Alignment around the product

    Game development is the heartbeat and we are continuously evolving how all teams and members can be an efficient part.

  • We are in it for the long run.....

    At Starbreeze we value everyone´s engagement and with quality in mind, we rely on everyone´s input in planning and to define the ports of our games.

Culture... or is it a lifestyle?

Do you recognise yourself in the following description? If so you could be one of us!

Team Oriented – we value trust and openness; clear communication and the team result trumps the
individuals performance.

Ownership – we are committed to
delivering excellence, including holding ourselves and others accountable. We
get sh*t done.

Solution Minded – we always present solutions, based on analysis of identified problems.

Already working at Starbreeze?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.


Applicant tracking system by Teamtailor