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At Maxis, we thrive on outrageous thinking.

It’s the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We’re creators and great storytellers. Our mission is not just about amazing our peers – it’s about amazing our fans. Taking risks, collaborating with each other, and daring to dream big. Together, we can improve the way millions play every day.

As a Gameplay Software Engineer on The Sims, your job will be to work on the new gameplay features, systems and UI for the Sims 4 in close collaboration with the Design team. You will build unique content for a game that supports a large demographic of simulation player patterns. Most of the work is expected to be done in Python.


  • Extend existing and develop new data-driven gameplay and UI systems by writing performance-efficient Python and Action Script 3 code embedded into the context of existing architecture.
  • Create new Sim behaviors within a real-life simulation game in collaboration with the Design team: interaction with the world, other Sims, and objects; socialization, careers, scenarios etc.


  • Proven ability to read and understand the legacy code.
  • 1+ years experience in a hands-on gameplay or UI development role.
  • Confident technical abilities with coding in C++ or Python.
  • Code debugging skills.


  • Code optimization skills.
  • Experience with game animation and navigation systems.
  • Experience working in large data-driven games or applications.
  • Experience developing for large-scale live products.
  • Experience using static and performance analysis tools, automated testing, unit testing, and configuration management processes.
  • Knowledge of UI technologies such as Scaleform, ActionScript 3, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

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.