Game Designer

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 163848

Position Title: Game Designer II

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Game Designer

Location: EA Redwood Shores

At Maxis, we excel at outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're trailblazers and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers – it's about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks. Work with dazzling minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day. We are looking for someone with deep insights on how to create the best experience for our players.

High-level

Your role will be to support the continued iteration and development of Creative Tools prototypes. This will involve guiding cross-discipline groups toward a common defined vision and supporting efforts with design documents and implementation.

Working closely with XD, UXR and Production partners, you will use feedback and research insights gathered from these prototypes to prepare design documentation tasks. You will report into a Maxis Development Director.

Responsibilities

  • Develop Vision Documentation and then guiding cross-discipline groups toward the vision.
  • Create design documentation to support prototyping efforts.
  • Partner with DD to track tasks, identify risk, and clarify changes in work.
  • Partner with UX to design, research, and implement features.
  • Aid leadership in CMR and Gate requirements.
  • Playtesting, attending UXR sessions and participating in organizing feedback/insights.

Qualifications

  • Significant Creative-Game Genre design experience, especially in the area of creation tools and customization mechanics.
  • Capability to lead cross-discipline prototyping and idea iteration, actively participating in the development of a feature from start to finish.
  • A good understanding of how content is built/implemented for creative games. Hands on implementation or modding experience is a plus.
  • Excited by and participating in new business/distribution models like Subscription services and cross platform games.
  • Knowledge in popular Sims Community mods and Custom Content would be ideal.
  • Bonus includes familiarity with game streaming (ex: Twitch, Mixer)

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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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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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