Frostbite Lead AI Software Engineer

Location: Bucharest, RO

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Requisition Number: 153064

Position Title: Software Engineer III

External Description:

We are EA

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

At EA, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create amazing experiences for our players everywhere and we consider our players’ experiences first in everything we do.  Creating transformational experiences requires constant innovation and brilliant, passionate people. We are developing extraordinary new game experiences by bringing together great people that combine creativity, technology, and expertise to deliver new ways to play. EA is driving the next revolution in games. Join us!

The Frostbite Engine

Frostbite is EA’s state-of-the-art, multi-platform game development engine. We empower creators to shape the future of gaming and we achieve this by developing leading-edge engine features and world-class tools. Our talented team from across the globe is dedicated to building innovative technology and working closely with each other to ship amazing games. Frostbite powers some of the most stunning games in the industry along with deep player experiences.

We are looking for passionate, motivated and talented engineers to join our elite team distributed in Frostbite Romania and the UK. You would be working as part of a highly skilled team, directly engaged with game teams around the globe to deliver outstanding innovation and performance on PS4, Xbox One, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and new platforms as they emerge. The role will enable you to grow your experience and skills with a cutting-edge game engine, shape the future of parts of this engine, as well the opportunity to travel to other EA locations and work directly with studios around the globe.

The Role

The role is for a senior/lead software engineer and for the right mix of skills and inclination, of a technical director. This role will work closely with peers from game studios to help design, architect & implement major AI systems for Frostbite.

The role has expectations of technical leadership for gameplay AI technology in the Frostbite engine. You will be intimately working with animation, data-driven workflows, debugging tools, behavior trees, pathfinding, client-server networking, asynchronous gameplay systems, online persistence systems and machine learning technology.

An ideal candidate should have professional knowledge of general gameplay technologies for game development and should have the experience of going through complete lifecycles for game titles development.

The Technical Skills We’re Looking for in the Ideal Candidate

Fluency in the C++ language and various extensions such as STL.
Multithreaded programming and debugging experience
Command of the more common OOP design patterns
Proven experience of designing complex software systems
Understanding of multi-platform portability challenges
Experience with gameplay AI features such as pathfinding, navigation mesh generation, group tactics, planners, combat positioning, cover systems, behavior trees
Exposure to complete lifecycles of one or multiple game titles is a plus
A keen interest in Machine Learning; professional experience is a plus
 

The Teamwork and Process Skills We’re Looking for in the Ideal Candidate

Proven ability to work collaboratively with team members on a common code base.
Great communication skills to be able to work with different individuals and teams; to be able to communicate progress and results and participate effectively in technical and project discussions.
Passion for good workflows and well-architected software.
Passion for code testability, quality user and developer-level documentation
Versed in review processes, in delivering and acting on review feedback for code, design and documentation
The ability to adapt quickly and effectively to change (i.e. project, team, business-level)
Proven ability of technical leadership and mentoring of more junior colleagues
Experience of Agile (Scrum) based software development
Stakeholder management and customer communication skills are a big plus
People management experience and having worked with direct reports is a plus
 

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: 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, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2018-10-15 14:28:12.04

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