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Senior Level Designer (Apex Legends)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 170355

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

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 talents in the industry!

Apex Legends team is looking for an experienced Technical Level Designer who will help us develop exciting interactive gameplay events and elements, and full levels. We're imagining someone with both the creative and technical skills to bring high-level game design ideas to life. You have a strong understanding of basic engineering principles, and value fun and fairness in a competitive multiplayer setting.

What You'll Do…

  • Develop design documents, prototyping, iterating, testing, and problem solving
  • Design and build engaging in-game levels that are successful in terms of flow, variety, and fun.
  • Facilitating communication and coordination between departments to ensure the vision is clearly understood.
  • Work with design leadership, design team, artists, code, and animation departments to deliver designs that epitomize the creative vision of the game. 
  • Design, then implement gameplay systems and features consistent with project goals & tenets.
  • Validate your gameplay hypotheses through rapid prototyping and team feedback.
  • Be conscientious such that your work does not incur unplanned technical debt.
  • Make your gameplay inventions genuinely enticing to players, enriching the fiction of the world without compromising playable function and the long-term health of the game.

Ideally, you will have…

  • 3+ years professional experience as a technical level designer for shipped AAA games
  • Fluency in multiple scripting and programming languages
    Experience working with a game engine, using scripting tools to orchestrate events, and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.
  • Extensive understanding of level design process including level flow, engagement, structure, pacing, environmental storytelling, testing, etc.
  • Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
  • A track record of driving features to completion
  • A strong appreciation of competitive PvP games
  • Ability to pitch game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong understanding of level editing packages such as Maya, Unity, UDK, or other proprietary tools.
  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude and passion about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.



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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

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

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