Respawn is looking for a Senior Tools Engineer who is passionate about developing world-class tools for game artists and designers. You will have the chance to improve the productivity of others by leading the development of user-facing tools for our flagship game!

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Reporting to a Technical Director, you will:

  • Be a subject matter expert (SME) on a team of accomplished software engineers focusing on the core features of different tools for Apex Legends.

  • Design and implement tools and engine features.

  • Build bridges with other partners to work towards this vision.

  • Design and implement user interfaces for tools and pipelines.

  • Fix bugs and maintain the codebase.

  • Improve the game development pipeline and add new features to the engine and game editors.

  • Support internal and external customers by prioritizing and solving issues from feedback.

What we're looking for

  • 10+ years of experience having worked on and shipped large game projects

  • 3+ years of experience working as a Tools Engineer on a game team, or with resource management, in a game engine.

  • You enjoy being a subject matter expert and the 'go-to' person for internal customers

  • Excellent C++ skills, and understanding of legacy C code.

  • Well versed in software engineering principles

  • Experience writing UIs with APIs such as ImGUI, Qt, or others

  • Familiarity with an existing game engine and understanding of editor concepts


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 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. Pay 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): º $149,150 - $233,500 USD Annually

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): º $136,000 - $233,500 USD Annually

  • Jersey City, NJ : º $171,100 - $233,500 USD Annually

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): º $136,000 - $190,850 USD Annually

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): º $136,000 - $218,900 USD Annually

  • British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria): º $114,050 - $185,250 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. In the US, we 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. For British Columbia, we offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan 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.