Technical Designer - MTX Events (Apex Legends)
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Requisition Number: 160762
Position Title: Game Designer II
Respawn Entertainment is hiring! Learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.
We’re looking for a Technical Designer / Scripter (MTX) who will join our monetization team for Apex Legends. Reporting to the Project Manager, you will write code or script to improve the monetization aspects of the game, such as improving store menus, event structures, battle pass, and more. You should have a strong understanding of basic engineering principles, and work well with our product team to bring positive changes to our game.
What’s it like to be a Technical Designer / Scripter (MTX) at Respawn?
Day to Day - Our Technical Designers tasks include prototyping, iterating, testing, and solving problems. You will use your scripting and engineering skills extensively. Some specific opportunities in this role include a focus on improving existing Apex Legends monetization systems such as battlepass, events, store menus, as well as implementing new and upcoming features for the monetization and events team.
Collaboration - You will have the opportunity to work independently as well as with a team, as you will collaborate with your technical designer teammates, the product management team, and the game director.
Values - Our Technical Design team cares about writing good, clean, expandible code & script that is functional and easy to understand and iterate. They share their inspiration, knowledge, and passion with the others in their department. They aspire to treat everything they work on as a personal masterpiece. They play the game and are encouraged to speak up if they see anything that is not up to our standards. They put their time and passion into what will have the biggest payoff for our players.
Ownership - Our teams are small and everyone has a lot of ownership over their work. As part of a small team you will have the opportunity to shine here.
Growth - At Respawn we believe that all of our team members are on a path of professional development, and making progress in that journey is a key component of happiness and satisfaction in one’s work. Our team members are encouraged to follow their career interests, while also challenging themselves. To facilitate this, our leads work with each team member to identify areas of strength, and areas of desired development, and whenever possible, assign tasks and projects which will inspire the team member to grow in skill, knowledge, and capability.
What do we look for in Technical Designer (MTX) candidates?
You’ve Made Stuff You are Proud Of - What we’d love to see in your portfolio is work that you developed yourself, either professionally or on your own. We would love to see work that features your technical knowledge of coding or scripting, as well as any UI or menu work you may have done.
A Sense for UX - Although a coder or scripter by trade, you understand UX best practices that helps make sure your work enhances the experience rather than distract or detract. You have a passion for design and stay up to date with modern trends in graphics, typography, and UI - in games and other media. Ideally you are someone who has empathy for players and believes that their experience is of foremost importance.
A Spirit for Collaboration - As a member of the technical design (mtx) team, you will work closely with others within your department as well as disciplines such as art, vfx, product management, and code. Developing an amazing store and event structures is a team effort, and you will collaborate with other accomplished team members to create what works best for the game.
Passion - We look for developers who are highly passionate. No one is phoning it in here – our team members love what they do and it shows in their work.
Potential Over Experience - We value talent over years of experience. Experience counts, but potential is important too. We look for motivated developers who balance their desire to make cool stuff with the understanding of what is highest priority for the team members and the game.
Teamwork - Positivity and a great attitude help to fuel greatness. The ability to accept feedback and critiques will help you tailor your work towards what’s best for the game. Making games is a group effort and you will collaborate closely with other departments. Teamwork is very important to our success.
Ideally, you also will have...
3+ years of professional game development experience, working in game engines.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
Fluency in multiple scripting and programming languages.
If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.
In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.
Community / Marketing Title: Technical Designer - MTX Events (Apex Legends)
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Date Opened: 2020-04-21 22:44:24.36
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