After our recent report that EA is laying off some of their veteran employees working at Maxis, it seems that new positions have opened up on the EA Careers website, talking offering opportunities to work on The Sims 4, “The Sims”, The Sims Mobile and Maxis’ yet-to-be-announced HD & Mobile titles. Here are the current openings on their website, with a highlight on certain aspects mentioned on each career opportunity that talk about the present and the future of The Sims and Maxis in general.
In case you don’t know (and you’ll need this information as it’s going be mentioned a few times in the listings below), HD titles are PC titles and Mobile titles, are, well, mobile titles.
You will manage our team of analysts to improve gameplay and product performance, as well as support business planning and strategy for the studio. You will support multiple products, from currently live titles like The Sims 4, The Sims Mobile, and yet unannounced major HD and mobile game launches.
The Maxis Marketing team is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Senior Brand Manager to serve as the Maxis Marketing HD Product & Brand Lead for The Sims and shape the future of a world-renowned, interactive entertainment brand that has entertained hundreds of millions of people around the globe for more than eighteen years. There will also be opportunities to manage other famous Maxis brands such as SimCity in this role and Maxis-wide initiatives such as Brand Partnerships.
As a System Designer on The Sims, you’ll be working with a large (but tight-knit) team of enthusiastic industry professionals from all walks of life. Your job will be to design and create user-facing content for the Sims using our internal scripting tools.
EA is also looking for a new Global Community Mananger for The Sims – a position which was previously ran by SimGuruDrake.
Considering that there’s talks for both announced titles (The Sims 4, The Sims Mobile), and unannounced titles (“The Sims”, unannounced major HD and Mobile releases), as well as the fact that they’re looking into completely changing their marketing strategy and shaping the future of Maxis, it seems that The Sims, and Maxis in general, are far from over.