Software Engineer Intern

Nov 17, 2022
Redwood City, United States
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

Electronic Arts is looking for high performing students to join our world-class internship experience. Summer 2023 will be better than ever as we bring all interns together on-site for orientation week and prep students for the future ways of work by offering remote and hybrid opportunities depending on your location. For more information about our Next-Gen Program, visit

What a Software Engineer Intern does within EPS Social Division at EA:

As a Software Engineer Intern, your primary responsibility will be to work collaboratively with a team of engineers to plan and execute on the software design and architecture of our new systems.  Most of your time will be spent developing features and optimizing performance, robustness, and scalability of server systems. You will also spend time working with product managers to innovate new features to support EA's many games and reduce technical debt associated with legacy systems through innovation and automation.  Additionally, you will be a champion for best practices within the engineering team.  


  • Roughly 70% to 85% hands on coding
  • Create and work on large scale distributed HTTP based backend service creating new features and updating existing ones
  • Resolve defects during QA testing, pre-production, production and from the live environment
  • Work with multiple clients working on multiple different platforms who use the services and features you create to complete user facing features
  • Architect and design large portions of the software from features to entire applications
  • Grow and guide other engineers
  • Occasional off-hours support for development needs and support of the live environment helping to ensure our consumer experience is always world class



  • Currently Pursuing BS/BA in Computer Science
  • Experience developing object oriented software (preferably in Java/Kotlin)
  • Experience working on online services (via REST or gRPC) at internet consumer scale
  • Experience working on high traffic services and highly scalable systems
  • Experience working with cloud technology and cloud provider services to build SaaS applications
  • Use of technologies such as memcached, redis, message queuing, and NoSQL in production systems
  • Superb communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process
  • Superb ability to take high level direction and know how to execute against it
  • Strong understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development
  • Experience with unit testing (JUnit)
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and innovating large scale distributed applications
  • Experience with source control systems

Nice to have Skills:

  • Experience with one or more scripting languages
  • Experience with load testing and system analysis
  • Experience with other languages such as Go, C++ or C#
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Experience with Kubernetes infrastructures and frameworks
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