Assistant Designer Co-op

Name of Organization: 
EA
How to apply: 

In addition to applying directly to metaylor@ea.com, please create a profile on our student applicant site.  You can apply via this link https://ea.avature.net/university?tags=mtaylor

 Please indicate clearly whether you are available for a 4 month, 8 month, 12 month or 16 month term.  Most positions are 4 or 8 months depending on your availability, but we do consider longer co-op terms.

 To apply you must have the legal right to work in Canada – copies of work permits may be requested for those that are not Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

 

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 
Position Title:  Assistant Designer Co-op

Team: Sports Mobile

Location:  Burnaby, BC

 

Who Are We?

At EA, we thrive on outrageous thinking. It’s the FUEL that inspires the best games in the world. We’re innovators and great storytellers. But it’s not just about amazing your peers – it’s about amazing yourself. Take risks. Collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day.

We are the EA Sports Mobile Team, a division of EA crafting high-quality mobile games and focusing on delivering high-quality, immersive experiences created to fit the lifestyle of mobile gamers. EA Sports Mobile currently operates in Vancouver, British Columbia, Orlando, Florida, and Bucharest, Romania.

Your Impact at EA:

At EA, Game Designers are champions of the product.  As a Game Designer you’ll be an integral member of the team, shaping our games to satisfy both hardcore and casual players, driving commercial success on a free-to-play business model.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Lead Designer, Producer and Product Manager to help define the design with regards to every facet of the game: structure, flow, economy, etc.
  • Collaborating closely with all disciplines – engineering, art, QA, etc. – to implement features, systems and content on schedule and to a high standard of quality.
  • Giving feedback to other design team members regarding the specifics of implementation.
  • Developing and maintaining design documentation, with an emphasis on clarity and concision.
  • Identifying, proposing and implementing improvements to workflow and tools.
  • Designing and creating wireframes and screen flows optimized for a mobile-first experience.

 Who You Are:

  • 1+ year of professional game design experience.
  • Deep familiarity with BCG, RPG, and sports genres on mobile, PC, and console platforms.
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Strong technical thinking and scripting skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (specifically Excel and Visio), wikis (e.g., Confluence) and wireframing (e.g., Balsamiq, Adobe XD) highly advantageous. 

Please provide a portfolio including game design documentation and other examples of your design work.

 

About EA  

It’s not easy building the world’s best digital playground. It’s hair-standing-up-on-end-exhilarating. It’s down-in-the-trenches-challenging. Its stroke-of-brilliance-at-midnight creative. It’s you—taking risks, challenging yourself, pursuing ideas, changing the way millions of people do something they love: Play. We’re EA—we’ve been making games for decades but you wouldn’t know that walking through our studios. We’re still buzzing with the same innovative spirit we began with, though we’ve learned enough to earn our rank as a leading developer, publisher and distributor of the world’s best games. What began as a small group of people determined to “put real life in a box” has become an 8,000-people strong, worldwide organization delivering on that very dream. If you’ve played The Sims lately, you know exactly what we mean. And if you’ve played Battlefield 1, maybe you’d say that we’ve done real life one better.

Whether you’re building Springfield on your mobile or your palms are sweaty from clutching your controller during intense games of FIFA 17, chances are you’ve played an EA game. And if you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for? In an industry that’s changing every day—whether it’s through new social channels, advancing technology, new audiences or unique opportunities for monetization—EA is positioned for growth thanks to smart business plans, strategic acquisitions, and most importantly, our creative people around the world who gather each day to unite the world through play. We take that last part very seriously, so if what you’re reading excites you as much as it does us, we invite you to get to know us better.

 

 

Deadline: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:59pm