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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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.

Reporting to a Senior Principal Technical Director, You will:

  • Work with the Studio Leadership to define and execute strategic goals and milestones, establish best practices, and promote the core development values of the engineering team.

  • Work with production staff, directors, and other Leads to establish engineering tasks and manage schedule requirements.

  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance for engineers.

  • Guide and grow engineering team-leads into successful people managers.

  • Review completed engineering tasks in collaboration with the Studio Director, the production staff, and other leads.

  • Collaborate to ensure that technology interests and policies are represented and maintained through the course of development, and that future technology is being developed on schedule.

  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain the technological evolution of the project.

  • Maintain familiarity with Respawn and EA's current game designs and with new technologies across the game industry in multiple genres.

You have:

  • 12+ years of professional experience as a software development professional

  • 8+ years of professional experience authoring code for game software.

  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of software engineers.

  • Experience shipping games, with at least one as a senior engineer or higher on a large team.

  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization.

  • Experience communicating with artists, designers, and other engineers.

  • Experience with technical design.


  • Experience with a first-person shooter.

  • Experience supporting a live service game.


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):

    • $178,100 - $271,700

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.