Software Engineer - PHP

May 31, 2024
Hyderabad, Pakistan
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Role - Software Engineer
Location - EA Hyderabad

Electronic Arts India, a leading technology company and video game developer in India, brings together talented individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared passion for inspiring the world to play.

Slingshot Games takes great pride in being one of the key studios for EA Mobile's strategic growth plans. With a long track record of owning, running, and managing an extremely diverse portfolio of games across multiple genres and players, Slingshot is home to some iconic titles like Real Racing, Need for Speed, Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled, and many others. Slingshot partners with an expansive roster of EA Mobile studios and incubation & production teams to work on some of the biggest IPs such as Battlefield, FC, & The Sims.

The Role - We are looking for a passionate engineer to join our team. As a Senior Software Engineer focused on our backend servers and tooling, you will partake in the process of creating and operating some of the most innovative games for our demographic. Your games will be played by millions of people around the world!

As a Software Engineer your responsibilities are to:

  • Interact with stakeholders to gather requirements 
  • Participate in the creation of technical designs  
  • Participate in the monitoring and on-call rotation of a live-operating game  
  • Develop high-quality systems/features on our mobile games  
  • Develop and implement client/server communications  
  • Profile and optimize existing code 
  • Write tests for all your written code  
  • Implement and maintain third-party systems 
  • Constantly communicate and collaborate with team members 
  • Maintain optimal game server performance and capacity 

Your skills and experience include:

  • 6+ years’ experience building PHP applications / APIs in a fast-paced environment with short project deadlines 
  • Strong PHP experience 
  • Strong API design experience 
  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming expertise/ Clean Coding practices.
  • Familiarity working with High Scale Backend Systems
  • Familiarity with Git source control 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent teamwork and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple  tasks 
  • Passionate about building games that will be played by millions around the world  

Good to have skills or experiences:

  • Worked with server side Kotlin or Java 
  • Worked with Perforce / Subversion 
  • Familiarity with design patterns
  • Familiarity working with cache systems
  • Couchbase, Redis and MySQL datastore experience 
  • Familiarity with cloud services, particularly AWS ECS and related technologies 


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