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Building on an incredible 30-year foundation, we’re redefining football with EA SPORTS FC - a genre-leading ecosystem of interactive experiences, bringing a global community of football fans closer to The World's Game. Together, we’re taking the largest football club in the world to new heights – and this is just the beginning!

With more opportunity than ever to innovate and create new, authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity, and immersion to fans everywhere, we invite you to join us as we pioneer the future of football with EA SPORTS FC, and welcome everyone to the club!

Reporting to the Design Director, the Game Designer will maintain and balance the core and meta-game while creating and implementing live service ideas and features to entertain our players.

Your Responsibilities

  • Design and own game systems of varying scale and scope, mechanics, and content from concept through implementation to completion.

  • Craft a vision for how players will engage with the system throughout the lifecycle of the product

  • Determine player experience goals for designs, and tune features to meet those goals.

  • Improve designs based on input from the team, user research, playtesting, and live game metrics

  • Be an active member of the development team using inclusive collaborative frameworks, ensuring everyone has a voice

  • Be resourceful and solve problems using the tools and time/scope available to create unique and fun experiences for players.

  • Collaborate with all team disciplines, including artists, testers, economy, engineers, and producers to get support from the team and guide a project from initial design to final production.

  • Become an expert on the game and our community, drawing from our large, varied player base and our past games to make and defend intelligent design choices going forward.

Your Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of game design experience on a video game development team and at least 1 shipped game as a Systems Designer.

  • Excellent creative, analytical, and organization skills with an ability to write detailed design documentation.

  • Experience working on designs from initial creation through to implementation.

  • Progressive thinking while remaining energetic and motivated to overcome challenges with practical solutions.

  • Ability to champion a design and get the team excited to work on it.

  • Experience prioritizing multiple tasks.

  • Effective at working both autonomously and in groups of different profiles.

  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for gaming: playing, deconstructing, and creating.

  • Bonus: Experience with sports games as a designer or a passionate player

  • Bonus if you have live service experience

Ceci ne s’applique pas au Québec.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

  • British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria): º $89,300 - $123,000 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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.