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Scripter/Level Designer (Star Wars)

Requisition Number:150448
Position Title:Sr Game Designer
External Description:
Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ???, Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
We're looking for a Scripter/Level Designer with strong scripting and map making skills who can develop and implement epic moments/events in-game.
What you'll do...
Work with other Level Designers, Animation, Code and the Art team to deliver exciting gameplay sequences.
Design and build level layout and geometry from conception to the final stages of polish.
Work with design leadership, design team, artists, code, and animation departments to deliver level designs and moments that epitomize the creative vision of the game.
Research subject matter relating to the design objective in an effort to ensure the authenticity of the experience.
Tasks may include developing game design documents, prototyping, iterating, testing, and fixing bugs.
Develop levels with respect to deadlines and schedules. Anticipate and communicate any design changes that may affect schedule and workload of other developers.
Facilitate communication and coordinating departments to ensure the vision of your levels are clearly understood.
Be a positive influence on the entire team and as a Designer, evangelize the ultimate promise to deliver "fun."
Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent design practices, constraints, and metrics throughout projects.
Ideally, you will have...
3+ years' experience in the games industry working in a level design capacity, shipping at least one title.
Experience working with a game engine, using scripting tools to orchestrate events, and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.
A strong attention to detail and the ability meticulously polish gameplay moments to a AAA quality.
Extensive understanding of level design process including level flow, engagement, structure, pacing, environmental storytelling, testing, etc.
Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.
Expert game design sensibilities.
Ability to pitch game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
Strong understanding of level editing packages such as Maya, Unity, UDK, or other proprietary tools.
A team player-mindset, understanding the importance of collaboration, and able to communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.
A positive, solution-oriented attitude and passion about the play experience, with a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of games.
Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.
Passion for making and playing games.
Shipped AAA game(s) a plus.
Benefits & Perks???
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.
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Community / Marketing Title:Scripter/Level Designer (Star Wars)
Company Profile:
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.
EEOText:EA 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 for 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.
Date Opened:2018-05-29 19:28:02.757
EEO Employer Verbiage:
EA 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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.
Location:Los Angeles - Chatsworth
Location_formattedLocationLong:Chatsworth, California US


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