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Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when accomplished people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.

You can learn more about our studio and values at Respawn.com/studio.

Apex Legends is looking for a Technical Game Designer to help shape the future of our multiplayer experience at our growing Madison Wisconsin location. You will prototype and implement game mechanics and systems from concept through to release.

Reporting to a Design Director you will:

  • Work with designers, engineers and other creatives to develop the vision and innovate on compelling gameplay systems.

  • Implement and drive gameplay systems and/or modes from concept to ship quality.

  • Align and collaborate with multiple disciplines to drive and communicate the vision of gameplay features.

  • Ensure a high-quality release by bug fixing, balancing, and creating a fun gameplay experience.

  • Pitch idea, provide feedback and rapid iteration with the team to find the fun and make Apex the best it can be!

Requirements:

  • Experience with scripting languages (such as Lua, Python, Javascript, and/or other scripting languages).

  • 5+ years of industry experience as a tech designer.

  • Passion for crafting gameplay systems, mechanics and gamemodes.

  • Familiarity with the Battle Royale genre.

  • Expertise in comprehending the game design process, specifically with game mechanics and design theory.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with content-driven game engines (Unreal, Frostbite, Unity, GtkRadiant).

  • Ability to read and understand C++

  • Experience developing and in a multiplayer live service environment.

US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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.

BASE SALARY RANGES

  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento): º $113,300 - $171,700 USD Annually

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): º $111,500 - $171,700 USD Annually

  • Jersey City, NJ : º $126,700 - $171,700 USD Annually

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): º $111,500 - $144,000 USD Annually

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): º $111,500 - $157,300 USD Annually

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.