Lead Tools Engineer (Apex Legends)

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

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Requisition Number: 166320

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

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 LegendsTitanfallTitanfall 2Star 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.

As a Lead Tools Engineer, you will amplify the ability of your teammates to deliver the features players want. The tools team does not work in isolation. They work closely with rendering, animation, gameplay, and others to analyze, design, implement, and test team-facing features. Many tools features encompass significant work in engine code. The Lead Tools Engineer will help prioritize work, working side-by-side with tools engineers, offering coaching and guidance. The lead will spend time facilitating communication, measuring and optimizing performance, and designing and documenting processes.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with all disciplines to gather requirements, triage and prioritize requests.
  • Design, architect, and document technical designs for Tools systems
  • Mentor a team of tools software developers with a broad range of experience and seniority.
  • Play an active role in project planning for your team, in collaboration with Production staff.
  • Spend approximately 50% of your time doing hands-on tools development and code reviews.
  • Hire Tools Programmers for your team
  • You will report to the Engine Technical Director

Requirements

  • Passion for making and playing games.
  • 5+ years of experience with C/C++ tools development in the video games industry.
  • Experience with large code bases
  • Experience writing performant code

Nice to Have

  • Experience with C++ UI systems: QT, Wx, GTK, ImGui etc.
  • Experience with Asset Pipelines
  • Experience developing console games.
  • Experience with C#, Python or other scripting language


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. Please submit your resume to apply. We will get back to you once we have a chance to review.

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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 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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