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Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our goal is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of The Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but aim to build a world as it could be.

You will report into a Development Director in North America.

Who are Quality Designers?

  • Champion of Quality - They ensure that overall quality of the game is always at the core of development

  • Expert - They integrate past insights and bleeding edge technology into their work

  • Voice of the Player - They are motivated by the player experience in everything they do

  • Teammate - They partner with game teams and each other to deliver one unified vision of the game

  • Mentor - They learn from each other to improve our quality processes

What you'll do:

  • You will lead quality efforts for a development pod or feature set.

  • You will design manual, automated and data-informed testing to accomplish the quality strategy.

  • You will advocate for our "Player First" strategy.

  • You will coordinate quality efforts & process improvement across a remote, distributed team.

  • You will partner with distributed development teams to deliver a high-quality player experience.


  • 3+ years of experience in software development.

  • Experience developing on multiple platforms, including Mobile, PC, Playstation, and Xbox.

  • Understanding of quality assurance techniques, frameworks, and methodologies.

  • Experience with data visualization tools (Power BI, Looker, Google Data).

  • Experience with industry-standard defect and task tracking tools (JIRA, DevTrack, TestRail).


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. 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.


  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): $78,500 - $119,650

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): $73,150 - $119,650

  • Jersey City, NJ: $84,750 - $119,650

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): $73,150 - $97,500

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): $73,150 - $105,250

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) 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.