Game Designer Co-Op (Skate)
Electronic Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3d ago

Remote Work Option : Yes

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world.

But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

We are Full Circle, and we're all about having fun and making great games that people want to play with their friends. As the developers of Skate™, we are set to deliver an experience that embraces and builds upon everything our community found special about the previous games.

We believe in creating an inclusive world inside and outside of our games for our players and our team. As a geo-diverse studio, our team members around the globe can either work from home, in the office or a hybrid of both.

We are looking for an Game Designer Co-Op to join the Skate team. This is an opportunity to join us in the early stages of development on a new entry in the Skate franchise.

In this role you will design and implement compelling in-game challenges, events, and activities.

The ideal candidate has experience designing and scripting game systems. You have working knowledge of game design theory.

You possess strong communication skills and production sensibilities. You have the talent to produce and implement the highest quality work.

You should be able to work independently and be comfortable with taking direction and critique on your designs and implementations.

As a solution-oriented designer, you respond to opinions, analytics, and test results with suggestions for improvement. By leveraging real player data and gathering feedback, you make informed choices to deliver an engaging overall experience.

What you’ll do

  • Prototype engaging and innovative experiences for a broad spectrum of playstyles and meta features
  • Create clear and concise documentation and presentations as a focal point for teamwork
  • Communicate with artists, engineers, and other designers to ensure quality and depth in your designs
  • Collaborate with a UX / UI team to bridge gameplay vision with player experience expectations
  • Work closely with production to balance scope and capacity with feature quality
  • Address bugs and gameplay issues to assure a stable and polished product
  • What you bring

  • Experience in a game design role, ideally in a cross-disciplinary context
  • Ability to be flexible and curious about a wide range of design space
  • Visual and / or code-based scripting experience in a design role
  • 1+ shipped / live titles in a game designer role
  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Solid grasp of current market trends and consumer feedback with the ability to craft and implement innovative ideas based on analytics, data, and research
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of user experience and playability testing.
  • Passion for fostering an inclusive and diverse, 'team-first' culture based on fun
  • About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide.

    Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.

    We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams.

    Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way.

    But our support doesn’t end at the workplace we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.

    Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community.

    We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success.

    As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up we’re staying ahead of the game. 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.

    Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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