Game Designer -- FIFA

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 166830

Position Title: Game Designer I

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

Introduction

I believe that working on EA Sports FIFA is both a great responsibility and opportunity.  There are not many games that are truly global and have become part of the culture of something much wider than just games and gamers.  FIFA is not only an incredibly fun and enjoyable experience, it’s a way in which people talk and learn about football.  It’s a way in which fans connect with the sport,  a common language for communication and debate, and a way of deepening their love of the game.

However, FIFA isn’t just about the way that we represent the professional authentic game, although that’s important.  It’s how we represent love of the sport in ways that capture the spirit and the emotion, not just the simulation.  This requires us to think creatively about what it means to love the sport and game, and come up with new ways to feed our fans passion and live out their footballing fantasies.  Career Mode allows you to take your team and achieve everything you want as a manager, Pro Clubs joins you with other individuals and allows you to experience the game as individual part of a wider collective.  FIFA Ultimate Team takes a more fantasy and game related attitude towards building a team and competing with others.  VOLTA allows you to express yourself as an individual in a version of football that’s authentic to what YOU want to be and do, focused on the fun of playing with friends.

Our efforts to be the game that captures how fans love to interact with football means that we are constantly looking for new creative solutions that will delight our fans, and I think this is what makes it such a wonderful experience for designers.  Football fans come from all parts of the world, and what they love about football and the game is incredibly diverse.

I’ve loved being a designer on FIFA, seeing us grow each year as a team and as a product.  I genuinely feel that it’s a wonderful place to be a designer, and I am excited to bring on new additions to help us continue to grow and delight our fans.

 – Adam Shaikh.  Group Design Director, FIFA

 The Role

As a Game Designer on FIFA, you will report to a Game Design Lead or Director and work within the design team to deliver features, tuning and balancing, and content creation.

 What you will do:

 Create designs that meet the vision for the product including new ways to play, progression, economy, and reward systems.

  • Support the design group through thoughtful feedback.
  • Evolve design decisions based on regular play testing and audience feedback.
  • Communicate game design and design rationale with members of the team.
  • Receive and provide critiques in a constructive manner with suggestions and solutions for improvement.
  • Integrate insights from quantitative and qualitive sources to help improve design and execution.
  • Critically think, set goals and measure progression against those goals.

You also have the following:

  • 2 years experience in game design or similar field.
  • Love being part of a large team, working with others.
  • Proactive in looking for opportunities to improve yourself and the game.

 What's in it for you? Glad you asked!

 The first and most important is the opportunity to make a difference on a global game that is played by tens of millions of people every year. FIFA is one of the biggest games in the world and we believe that this is just the start.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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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