Client Software Engineer

May 15, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games. 

At the heart of EA SPORTS is the FC franchise. EA SPORTS FC is the world's #1 best-selling video game with over 200M engaged players across multiple platforms, including console, PC, and mobile. Innovation, passion, and teamwork are at the heart of everything we do. With studios in Vancouver, Bucharest, and Cologne, we're looking for the brightest talent, so we can continue to create experiences that connect with millions of hearts and minds the world over.

Ultimate Team is a mode within EA Sports FC that lets you build your dream squad, play matches to earn Coins, use the Transfer Market to buy and sell Player Items, and create your Ultimate Team to make your mark on the pitch.

Behind the scenes, Ultimate Team is a live service with multiple platforms (console clients, PC, comp app, web app) working with online services to make the mode a success.

As our Client Software Engineer you will report to the team's Development Director. You will work on complex problems with Producers, Designers, Artists and other Engineers in domains including game mode logic, user interface, online, and tools. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with Server and Client engineers to establish, hook up and test end-to-end functionality.
  • Use and design REST based HTTP APIs.
  • Work with the game’s UI tech stack.
  • Design, implement, test, debug and maintain code for game features or components.
  • Architect and document technical designs for game technology and features. 
  • Measurably improve process and best practices to achieve targets.
  • Collaborate within and across teams of technical and non-technical game developers, locally or remotely.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development and can demonstrate good development practices.
  • Good grasp of the C++ programming language, best practices, and architectural considerations.
  • Good understanding of object-oriented design and online services (HTTP via REST).
  • Good debugging skills and familiarity with network programming and memory management.
  • Familiarity with the XML and JSON formats.
  • Experience with Visual Studio and source control systems.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $96,400 - $133,900 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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