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, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when accomplished people have creative freedom, they’ll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected.

Respawn Entertainment is the Academy Award-winning studio behind critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars™ Jedi: Survivor, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. As a collective of creative developers, we have launched some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful games. We love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide.

Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talents in the industry.

Reporting to a Head of Engineering you will:

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Distill Apex and Respawn goals into tools, pipelines, and workflows team goals and achieve them.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to tools engineers.

  • Balance technical and project long-term goals and vision.

  • Partner with other disciplines on requirements, priorities and planning.

  • Guide a partner-centric engineering culture of empowering content creators.

  • Collaborate with engineering managers on performance management, retention & hiring.

  • Collaborate with other technical directors on Apex’s short and long-term technical direction.

  • Collaborate with technical art director to partner on efforts in the tools and technical art spaces.

Technical Responsibilities

  • Provide technical direction for Apex tools engineering.

  • Promote good engineering practices and ensure compliance with standards.

  • Ensure code quality, performance, usability, and stability of tools, workflows, and pipelines.

  • Approve technical design documents and provide code and script review feedback.

  • Manage technical dependencies and risks.

  • Manage technical partnerships within Apex and across Respawn/EA.

  • Spend roughly 80% of time on strategic and leadership work with 20% of your time devoted to hands on tool development.


  • 10+ years of software engineering experience with an emphasis on tools/pipelines.

  • Shipped multiplayer AAA titles on multiple generations of hardware platforms.

  • Experience working on large-scale Live Services title.

  • 5+ years of leadership experience.

  • Experience with large code bases, legacy code bases, industry standard tool sets and workflows.

  • Advanced C/C++ skills.

  • C# skills.


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

Base salary is just one part of the compensation at EA. We also offer comprehensive benefits.

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.