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Senior Machine Learning Software Engineer - Maxis

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, California, United States • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 166793

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

Maxis

At Maxis, we excel at outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're trailblazers and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers – it's about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks. Work with dazzling minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day. The Sims 4 has an extremely unique player base, with 60% of our audience being women between the ages of 18-24. We are looking for someone with deep insights on how to create the best experience for our players.

Maxis is a leader in creating customizable and detailed simulation games. Our games require complex agent behavior modeling, advanced animation systems and efficient production pipelines. We are looking for engineers with a passion for games and a mindset for research to explore applications of AI/ML in procedural content generation, character animation and agent behavior.

You will report to a Director of Product Development. As a Machine Learning Software Engineer at Maxis, you will

  • Propose and develop novel ML-based solutions in character animation, agent behavior and content generation (Animation/Audio/3D Geo).
  • Design Machine Learning solutions that consider game development requirements:
  • Usable workflows that minimize human intervention
  • Usable workflows that minimize human intervention
  • Low impact runtime complexity
  • Learn by failing fast & failing often. Develop solutions by collecting academic and industry knowledge, rapid prototyping and iterating.
  • Review and keep up-to-date with academic development in the field of Machine Learning (Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning).

Qualifications

Please note that you do not need to qualify for all requirements to be considered. We encourage you to apply if you can meet most of the requirements and are comfortable opening a dialog to be considered.

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ year experience in a hands-on development role in games or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience with Machine Learning:
  • 1+ years of experience in the field and a practical approach to problem solving.
  • Tensorflow, PyTorch, NumPy, SciPy or similar.
  • Experience with deep learning and deep reinforcement learning.
  • Experience working in collaborative environments with many-sided roles beyond engineering like design, audio, art and product management.

Pluses

  • Experience developing animation systems or agent behavior systems for games.
  • Experience developing content creation tools for games/film or a related field.
  • Experience with Machine Learning techniques applied in the games domain.
  • Experience with C++.
  • Knowledge of Linear Algebra, Statistics and Mathematical Optimization.
  • Familiarity using a commercial or a proprietary AAA game engine.

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Company Profile:

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: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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