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Lead Technical Designer (Apex Legends)

Location: Madison, WI, USA

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Requisition Number: 184209

Position Title: Principal Game Designer I

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Lead Technical Designer - Respawn, Wisconsin

Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when accomplished people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We 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.

You can learn more about our studio and values at Respawn.com/studio.

Apex Legends is looking for a Lead Technical Designer to join our Respawn Entertainment team in Madison, Wisconsin. You will collaborate with the Game Design Director to bring our game vision to life through rapid prototyping and execution. You will not only dive into the tools but also build and manage a team of technical designers. You will report into the Game Design Director.

You have a technical background and is leads by example. You will mentor other designers to help problem solve and help enhance their skills, foster a culture of innovation and excellence. If you are passionate about game design and enjoy leading we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of Apex Legends!

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Tech Designers setting up a culture of career growth and mentorship.
  • Work with game designers, engineers and other creatives to develop the vision and improve compelling gameplay systems
  • Establish best practices for Tech Design
  • Align and collaborate with multiple disciplines to promote the vision of gameplay features
  • Ensure a high-quality release by bug fixing, reviewing scripts, balancing, and creating a fun gameplay experience
  • Pitch idea, provide feedback and rapid iteration with the team to find the fun and make Apex the best it can be!

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience shipping AAA titles and leading teams in a live service environment
  • Experience with scripting languages (such as Lua, Python, JavaScript, and/or other scripting languages)
  • Experience presenting designs across multiple disciplines
  • Experience creating gameplay systems, mechanics and gamemodes
  • Experience hiring and managing a team of 4-6 creatives
  • Familiarity with the Battle Royale genre
  • Expertise in comprehending the game design process, specifically with game mechanics and design theory

Nice to have:

  • Experience with content-driven game engines (Unreal, Frostbite, Unity, GtkRadiant)
  • Read and understand C++

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Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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