Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer Data and AI Group - EA Digital Platform (EADP)
We are EA
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While headquartered in Redwood City, EA's platform engineering, game development, and publishing operations take place in a network of locations, stretching from Shanghai to Stockholm, Melbourne to Vancouver. No matter which of our studio locations you join, you’ll feel the energy and support of EA’s global brand, while immersing yourself in a culture that inspires you to thrive, take risks and dream big. Our unique studios create amazingly creative and fun games - fast paced puzzles, adrenaline filled warfare, galaxy spanning adventures, high speed racing, and sports so realistic you can practically feel the grass under your feet.
Since its founding in 1982, EA has helped shape the way over 450 million registered players consume and enjoy interactive media. No other company can deliver EA’s portfolio of amazing games and services, across multiple platforms, to players around the world. It is an exciting era in games, and an exciting time to join the team at EA!
The EA Digital Platform (EADP) group provides central services that help game teams to tap into the power of the global EA ecosystem. Compatible across multiple platforms and devices, our platform empowers teams to foster deeper, more meaningful relationships with our players. The EADP is the foundation on which EA's games are built. By providing reusable capabilities that game teams can easily integrate into their games, we allow them to focus on making incredible games. These building blocks are made up of high-level service platforms including Cloud, Commerce, Data and AI, Gameplay Services, Identity and Social.
The Challenge Ahead
The EA Digital Platform Data & AI Group develops platform that incorporates data collection, ingestion, processing, access and visualization - all built on a modern, cloud-based tech stack with outstanding tools. This platform and related tools power the future of game development, marketing, sales, accounting and customer experience.
We are looking for seasoned developers who want to work on a large-scale distributed data system from the ground up for one of the most valued gaming companies in technology.
What a Software Engineer III, Data & AI Team does at EA:
- Provide technical leadership and be part of the technology team that designs and develops the application platforms and tools which provides best player and developer experience.
- Helps build a unified platform across EA that extracts and processes massive data from multiple EA games.
- Design and develop the products keeping in mind system performance aspects like scalability, reliability, availability, security, observability etc.
- Collaborate with Product management and game teams to understand the requirements which will enhance the capabilities of the system.
- Drive the brainstorming on the new products, tools and services required by EADP internal teams & Game Teams.
- Evaluates emerging technologies and software products to determine feasibility and desirability of incorporating their capabilities within the company products.
- Works as an Individual contributor (IC) and mentors the junior engineers technically and groom them to become experts in the technical area.
- Participate in all aspects of an iterative, agile software development process, including scoping, detailed design, effort estimation, coding, testing, debugging, maintenance, and support
- Document and present designs for peer technical review and provide feedback on other’s designs
- Drives engineering excellence within his/her division.
- Influences the team’s technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to the team’s priorities and approach.
- Demonstrate resilience and navigate difficult situations with composure and tact.
- Extensively use open-source products/tools and Architect the systems for easy maintenance of code and deliver in smaller cycle time.
The next great EA Software Engineer II – Data and AI Team also needs:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or higher
- A solid foundation in Computer Science and competencies in algorithms, data structures, and software design.
- 7-9 years of software development experience including system design, writing clean reusable code, test-driven development, and continuous integration in a fast-paced agile environment.
- Expertise in object-oriented design/programming preferably Java and Spring frameworks.
- Fast prototyping skills and familiarity with scripting languages such as Python/Perl/Bash/Awk.
- Experience in working with large-scale and distributed systems that serve massive concurrent requests
- Experience with full-stack web app development
- Familiarity with web infrastructure and operational technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, Grafana and Prometheus.
- Development experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and knowledge of distributed databases and cloud storage services.
- Ability to trouble shoot issues in Linux environment
- Extensive knowledge of building high performance, highly available, reliable, distributed systems software.
- Ability to debug/optimize web interactions.
- Experience in working with SQL/noSQL databases.
- A passion for gaming, creative thinking and problem solving.
- Excellent communication skills (oral and written) – be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management as well as with a geographically and culturally diverse organization.
- Experience working in Agile/Scrum based development environments.
What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 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 off of creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.
Don’t Just Play It – Create It!