Lead Game Designer

Multiple Locations: Los Angeles, California, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 164487

Position Title: Game Design Director

External Description:

Lead Game Designer - Apex Legends Mobile

RESPAWN

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA video game development studio that aspires to create new hit games that leave a lasting impact for gamers worldwide. Our work includes the critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends and Titanfall franchise.

Responsibilities:

  • As Game Design Lead for Apex Legends mobile you'll report to our Design Director and to guide the design vision for the title, managing game features, shooting systems and social systems.
  • Contribute to the overarching meta and elder game direction.
  • Breakdown trending mobile games with the ability to identify areas of opportunity, communicate your point of view and refine those features to guide our product forward.
  • Conceptualize and communicate new and engaging gameplay experiences and use your technical ability to bring your vision to life.
  • Provide feedback to other designers.
  • Improve designs based on play test feedback, game metrics, team input and community feedback.
  • Think creatively using the tools and time available to build unique and fun experiences for players.
  • Adopt and become proficient in new or proprietary development tools to implement and debug your work.
  • Think about the future when implementing content, resulting in smartly scripted scalable systems and good design patterns and practices.
  • Collaborate with all team disciplines, including artists, animators, modelers, engineers, quality assurance, and producers to get support from the team and guide a project from initial design to final production.
  • Advocate for the design vision and get the team excited to work on it.
  • Become an expert on the game and our community, drawing from our large, varied player base and our past games to make and defend intelligent design choices going forward.
  • Help establish best practices for the team and improve process and efficiency.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of game design experience on a mobile game development team.
  • Experience with 1st and 3rd person shooters, BR games and free-to-play games
  • Experience working with 3rd party developers.
  • Excellent creative skills with experience creating detailed design documentation and maintaining it throughout a project life cycle.
  • Design and implementation experience with game features that focus on open-ended player creativity.
  • Effective at working both autonomously and in groups of different profiles.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for gaming: playing, deconstructing and creating.
  • Experience with shooter/battle royale mobile games
  • Good to have...Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. and experience with Visio, JIRA, online collaboration suites such as Confluence

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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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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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