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Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive 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 strive to build a world as it could be.

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You will be reporting to the Development Director, overseen by the Audio Director.

Location: Remote Canada

As a Technical Audio Artist with Maxis, you will be a Cycling ‘74 Max tools engineer, joining the Audio team to help redesign, rebuild, and reimagine our legacy editing and recording tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Create voice editing and recording applications for professional studio environment

  • Communication with the team regarding design choices

  • Interpret common workflows into tool design

  • Collaborate with team members to design new workflows

  • Design UI and visuals for workflow

  • Troubleshoot and resolve current technical issues

  • Collect data to build requirement documentation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sound Design, Music Technology, or a related field. Equivalent professional experience will also be considered.

  • Advanced to expert knowledge and use in Cycling ‘74 Max 8

  • Experience with audio software app development

  • 5+ years of audio software use in a professional or academic setting

  • Familiarity with industry standard audio plugins

  • History of translating technical requirements and partner communication

  • History of working in a collaborative team environment

  • C Programming skills geared towards custom Max objects

  • Familiarity with Mac and PC environments

Visit us at: https://www.ea.com/ea-studios/maxis

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 $73,200 - $101,700 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, and extended health/dental/vision coverage and basic life insurance.

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.