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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 video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, College Football, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

For this role, we are looking for someone to help build out our core development team – whether that be in our career mode, presentation and cameras, user interface, backend systems, or many others.

There is no set route to becoming a Game Designer Intern. Game development is a complex discipline, so the Game Designer Interns will work with teams of programmers, artists, project managers, writers, producers, and many others.

Game development is a collaborative process involving diverse teams. Designers must be communicate their vision to artists, programmers, producers, marketing staff, and others involved in the development process, and accept feedback on their work.

You will report to the Development Director/Manager of the team you will be contributing to.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work with teams including Producers, Artists, Programmers, Marketing and other Leads to guide the team's understanding of the project's vision.

  • Develop live service content documentation, including mechanics, guidelines, content, and gameplay outlines.

  • Plan and determine elements and components of a game or live service update, including its setting, structure, rules, story flow, characters, objects, and peripherals available to the characters; interface design; and game modes.

  • You will develop Prototypes in any tool of preference to prove design concept to team and iterate.

  • Contribute by bringing new ideas to the table regarding every facet of the game.

  • Coordinate with Leads to ensure that level design documentation and implementation are realistic ; participate in regular, hands-on interaction with Producer and Software Engineers to ensure that the concepts and content of assigned games meet design requirements.

  • Coordinate assigned development team to establish the creative vision, technical specifications, fun factor and product content for assigned products.

  • You will establish relationships with our creative resources.

Requirements:

  • Understand interface design ability and game design theories.

  • Understand Live services and content creation in videogames.

  • Experience presenting visions both verbally and on paper.

  • Prototype ideas using platform of choice.

  • Documentation skills

  • Systems Design background a desired plus

  • Fluent in English

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. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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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