Sr Java Software Engineer - EA Social Platform

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 158361

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

We Are EA

And we make games - How cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative and passionate people in the industry.

Save the planet from Alien Invaders. Score the winning touchdown.

Yup - It's the coolest job on the planet!

The Challenge Ahead:

Is to enable social capabilities within our games. We believe that fundamentally people want to experience and play games with others, and that games are more fun when experienced as part of a team. We want to make it easy for players to find other players they already know as well as create new relationships with people they’ve only just begun to interact with inside a game. We aim to build better recommenders for a variety of different games to recommend people to teams, friends to people, and opponents. We want to incentivize users to engage socially and create a sense of community.

You will get to build our new cross-game, cross-platform and always on Social platform. This large scale, collections of RESTful services will power the Social relationships, interactions of EA’s network of games and capturing information that will be experienced by tens of millions of monthly active users. You'll have the opportunity to build sophisticated platform capabilities handling several hundred-thousand requests per second and driving the player engagement of many of the industry’s most popular titles. You'll be able to build server-side systems that deliver new functionality within the larger Digital Platform, as well as work on regular improvements to the systems to keep them at top-notch performance.

 What a Senior Software Engineer I does within EADP Social Division at EA:

As a Sr. Software Engineer I, your primary responsibility will be to lead the software design and architecture process of our Social service offering. Most of your time will be spent working with the team in the design and execution of new features, while continually optimizing performance, robustness, and scalability of the service. 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, demonstrating what good looks like as a role model and mentor to the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Roughly 40% to 60% hands-on coding
  • Lead the technical design and architecture of major components in our large-scale distributed HTTP/GRPC based backend service, creating new features and updating existing ones
  • Working with customers and business leaders to understand customer needs and delivering incrementally on their
    highest priority features and requirements.
  • Work with multiple customers working on multiple different platforms who use the services and features you create to complete user-facing features
  • 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

Required Skills / Experience

  • A passion for working in gaming and social systems
  • Technical leadership, and/or mentoring experience
  • Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process
  • Superb ability to take high-level direction, work through ambiguity and drive to execution in an iterative model
  • Strong understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development
  • Experience developing, maintaining and innovating large scale distributed applications
  • Experience working on high traffic services and highly scalable systems
  • Superb communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • 9 or more years' experience developing object-oriented software (preferably in Java)
  • 6 or more years' experience working on online services (HTTP via REST) at Internet consumer scale
  • Use of technologies such as Memcached, Queuing, and Kafka, ElasticSearch, Cassandra in production systems and other OSS tech

Nice to have Skills:

  • Experience building on Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages
  • Experience with Maven
  • Experience with Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA
  • Experience with load testing and system analysis
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • Experience working with remote teams

What's In It For You? Glad You Asked!

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefits packages, tuition reimbursement, pension with company match 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. Health, Dental, Financial offered (ESPP and RRSP matching); Bonus and relocation assistance also offered.

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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.

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Date Opened: 2019-10-30 23:07:35.513

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