Full Time Job

Principal Technical Designer

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 09-17-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Principal Technical Designer

Ripple Effect, an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles and Vancouver-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous innovation and boundary breaking technology.
Our Values: We believe in an honest and transparent environment, where developers grow in our crafts. We value bold risk-taking followed by excellence through iteration. We seek developers with diverse experiences who will enrich our studio creativity.

We are looking for a Principal Technical Designer like you to join us in our mission to create amazing games and experiences, and to elevate ourselves and our craft. This role will report to our Studio Design Line Director. We are considering on-site and hybrid working options, and welcome full-time remote candidates who are within the US or Canada to apply.

• Collaborate with other disciplines to guide the implementation of core game mechanics and project design infrastructure
• Own and prototype key features of the game
• Support and grow the technical design group through mentorship, knowledge-sharing, and writing documentation
• Set priorities and goals for your work, together with important partners
• Create long-term plans for more efficient content implementation workflows (gameplay systems and tools)
• Develop and advocate best practices to the team
• Look for opportunities to learn new skills to benefit your growth, your team, and the studio

• 8+ years of experience as a technically-oriented game designer, with multiplayer experience
• At least one shipped AAA game
• Strong technical proficiency with text/visual scripting, programming languages, and debugging
• Understand the importance of documentation, teaching others, and respectful communication
• Broad taste in games

Valuable Additional Skills
• Degree in computer science or similar
• Experience with technical writing


We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, and of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives on creativity and individuality.

Next Steps

As part of the application process, we may ask you to complete a practical work exercise. Apply online with a resume.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r70959-34-229-119-176-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.