Build engineer - DRE

Jul 27, 2023
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Software Engineer (SEI)


Development and Release Engineering (DRE), are EA’s global Continuous Integration (CI) specialists.

We are a team of more than 100 staff based in fifteen EA studios around the world. We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers, who are the company’s game, engine, and content teams. DRE serves its customers through continuous integration, build automation, configuration management, and ensuring automation is running smoothly.


You will be a part of the DRE team in the Creative Technologies organization. You will be  reporting to the Development Manager on DRE FC, and working on the DRE FC Technical Account Management team, working with your peers to provide excellent service to our partner teams at EA Vancouver. 



Work as a technical liaison with development teams to address build issues and improvements

Implement and maintain automation pipelines in our CI system

Work with our internal customers on designing, prototyping and implementing new automated workflows

Monitor and analyze automation systems and proactively respond to breakages

Manage virtual infrastructure, including deploying and monitoring VMs/Containers

Maintain the product backlog including tasks and their priorities

Provide regular status reports, and fully document details on updated processes and workflows

Design flexible solutions that work in multiple environments and require little to no maintenance.  



Degree in computer science or related field

Excellent verbal and written English

Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in complex systems (i.e. network, OS or hardware)

Strong ability to self-manage and prioritize work effectively within deadlines

Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions

Software development experience working with large scale systems

Experience maintaining build automation in at least one CI system (e.g. Jenkins, GitLab CI)

Experience with artifact management tools (e.g. JFrog Artifactory)

Experience with container orchestration and microservice management tools (e.g

Docker, Kubernetes)

Experience with scripting languages (e.g. Python, Groovy, Powershell). Familiarity with  object-oriented languages (e.g. C#, Java) is a plus.

Excellent understanding of software engineering concepts, debugging processes and procedures

Experience with Java-based applications and JVM troubleshooting

Experience with source-control systems (e.g. Perforce, Git) and branching strategies (e.g. Gitflow)


DevOps experience

Experience deploying and maintaining virtual environments (e.g. vsphere)

Experience with monitoring tools (e.g. ZABBIX)

Experience with secrets management tools (e.g. Hashicorp Vault)

Experience with operational intelligence tools (e.g. Elastic Stack, Grafana, Prometheus)

Experience with large-scale, high-availability, high-throughput automation systems

Experience working with gaming consoles

Experience with Azure, AWS or Google Cloud 


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.

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