Senior Level Designer (Titanfall)

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 150110

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

External Description:

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™,  Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
 
We’re looking for a highly skilled Senior Level Designer who will embrace our philosophy and share their hard-earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players.
 
What you’ll do...
Work with the design leadership, design team, artists, code, and animation to deliver level designs that epitomize the creative vision of the game.
Research subject matter relating to the design objective in an effort to ensure the authenticity of the experience.
You will be expected to own level designs from conception to the final stages of polish, facilitating communication and coordinating departments to ensure the vision is clearly understood.
Be a positive influence on the entire team and as a Designer, evangelize the ultimate promise to deliver “fun.”
Ability to self-critique and accept outside critique. The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.
Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent design practices, constraints, and metrics throughout projects.
Help mentor other designers and lead by example.
 
Ideally, you will have...
5+ years’ experience in the games industry working in a level design capacity, shipping at least one title.
Experience working with a game engine, using scripting tools to orchestrate events, and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.
Extensive understanding of level design process including level flow, engagement, structure, pacing, environmental storytelling, testing, etc.
Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
Expert game design sensibilities.
Ability to pitch game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
Strong understanding of level editing packages such as Maya, Unity, UDK, or other proprietary tools.
A team player-mindset, understanding the importance of collaboration, and able to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
A positive, solution-oriented attitude and passion about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.
Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.
Ability to proactively identify and deal with issues before they arise.
Passion for making and playing games.
Shipped AAA game(s) a plus.
 
Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.
 

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

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