Live Ops Technical Designer (Apex Legends)

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 165176

Position Title: Game Designer II

External Description:

Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when talented people have creative freedom, they’ll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the expansive roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We truly love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide.

Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.

We're looking for an experienced Live Technical Designer who will embrace our philosophy and share their hard-earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players.

What you’ll do..

  • Work with our player base, solving problems, diagnosing the root cause of tricky issues our players experience, and implementing solutions. 
  • Communicate directly with players, advocating for changes and fixes on their behalf, helping tune our matchmaking systems to maximize engagement and that feeling of “just one more game”
  • Work on small teams and have ownership of your work. 
  • Craft every detail with purpose to enhance the gaming experience. 
  • Work with other designers and disciplines such as code, vfx, and art. 

 

As a Live Ops Technical Designer, You will have:

  • Empathy for the Players -nurture and develop the relationship between our players and the dev team
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills - share stories diagnosing tricky bugs and issues from incomplete data, steps to solve the problems and the systems put in place to make sure that the same problem would never trouble players again
  • Design Experience and Insight - what worked well, what you would change in hindsight, and what you learned
  • Openness to team members’ ideas, incorporating suggestions to tailor your work towards what’s best for the game

 

Portfolio requirements…

Whether it’s professional or personal work, we’d like to see examples in your portfolio that you developed from concept to finish. Showcase your strong game design skills:

  • Robustness
  • Elegance
  • Creative usage of constraints
  • Technical skills

 

Ideally, you also will have...

  • 3+ years professional experience as a designer for games, as a scripter or systems designer in a live-service game.
  • Fluency in one or more scripting or programming languages.
  • Experience in communicating to players in an official capacity.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • A cool head and the ability to work under time pressure and limited resources.
  • Deep player expertise in one or more game genres.

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Community / Marketing Title: Live Ops Technical Designer (Apex Legends)

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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