Senior Technical Designer

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

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Requisition Number: 164818

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

External Description:

Ripple Effect, an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
 
Our Mission: We are on a journey to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
 
Our Ethos: We value how ideas take shape - in a conversation, a prototype, a dream. Inspiration flows through our studio, homes, and minds. With one drop of inspiration, the idea begins to spread and the smallest idea quickly grows to something bigger than us. That's by design. As with our games, we are advancing the industry - one idea at a time. We are Ripple Effect.
 
Our Values:
  • Community first
  • Excellence through iteration
  • Quality in our craft
  • Bold risk taking
  • Honesty & transparency
  • Creative diversity

We are looking for an experienced Technical Designer like you, to join us in our mission to create amazing games and experiences, and to elevate ourselves and our craft. You will work on an exciting new project at the studio, and report to the Design Line Manager at DICE's Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain high-quality gameplay components and tools
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to implement core game mechanics, ensuring they make for the best possible gameplay experience
  • Support and grow your teammates through knowledge-sharing, debugging, training, and writing technical design documentation
  • Set priorities and goals for your work, together with important partners
  • Help the content team to be more creative, by using their feedback to improve their workflow
  • Create long-term plans for content implementation (gameplay systems and tools)
  • Develop and advocate best practices to the content team
  • Proactively communicate with others, to guide your work forward
  • Participate in the critique of your work, and the work of others
  • Look for opportunities to learn new skills to benefit your growth, your team, and the studio

Experience

  • 5+ years of experience as a technically-oriented game designer, with multiplayer experience
  • At least one shipped AAA game
  • Expertise in text-based scripting, visual scripting, or other programming languages
  • Proficient at debugging
  • Understand the importance of documentation and teaching others
  • Enjoy problem-solving with a creative team
  • Value documentation and healthy communication
  • Broad taste in games

Valuable additional skills

  • Bachelors in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Experience developing and managing complex game systems (combat state machines, AI)

Benefits

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great benefits and compensation packages, and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality.

Next Steps

  • As part of the application process we might ask you to perform a practical work test.
  • Apply online with a resume. 

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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 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.

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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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