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Technical & Systems Game Designer (New Game Incubation Team)

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 160904

Position Title: Principal Game Designer I

External Description:

We are looking for a Technical & Systems Game Designer to join a lean incubation team developing a brand new IP.

 

Why Join Us:

  • Build a uniquely systemic game experience with a gameplay-focused dev team.
  • It’s a ground floor opportunity that offers creative involvement from start to ship.
  • We believe in doing the work it takes to create close trust and connection between teammates. Because of this, our team operates with high autonomy, high responsibility, and low oversight.
  • On a lean team, your contributions will have extra impact on the project.
  • You'll work directly with project leadership in an extremely flat structure.
  • No crunch or overtime. We don’t glorify this behavior.
  • We invest time, care and effort in the career growth and learning of our team members.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, then implement gameplay systems and features consistent with project goals & tenets.
  • Validate your gameplay hypotheses through rapid prototyping and team feedback.  
  • Be conscientious such that your work does not incur unplanned technical debt.
  • Communicate system designs to teammates in an audience-appropriate way.
  • Make your gameplay inventions genuinely flavorful to players, enriching the fiction of the world without compromising playable function and the long-term health of the game.
  • Lightweight self-production: basic task breakdowns, estimates, and timekeeping.
  • Model the culture and help build the team. Rotate through interview panels with all disciplines, onboard new hires, help tend to team health and culture in open team discussions.
  • Promote and build an inclusive work environment.
  • Work with developers in all disciplines and contribute to topics at the project level. While everyone has an area of focus, building a great game and a great development experience is everyone’s responsibility. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in one or more text-based scripting or programming languages.
  • Experience in rapid prototyping to test the feasibility of game design concepts and game systems.
  • 1 shipped commercial game project OR a portfolio of personal projects which highlight your technical and design capabilities. We recommend your portfolio include at least one self-started solo project.

 

If all this excites you, then we want to talk to you. Don’t let doubt deter you! We are an equal opportunity team excited about our next journey. We are always looking for people bursting with creative energy to join us, so don’t hesitate to apply. Please submit a resume and a link to your portfolio. We will get back to you once we have a chance to review!

 

(Please note: We are open to considering long term remote WFH options for candidates within 3 hours of our PST timezone.)

 

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Community / Marketing Title: Technical & Systems Game Designer (New Game Incubation Team)

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 new parent 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.

Date Opened: 2021-05-18 17:01:16.94

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

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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