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Backend Software Engineer - Multiplayer Game Services

Multiple Locations: Seattle, Washington, United States • Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 167804

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

Backend Software Engineer - Multiplayer Game Services 

Electronic Arts

Seattle, WA

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together experienced people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. Come help us power the future of play.

About your future team.

Our organization provides central services that allow game teams to tap into the power of the global EA ecosystem. Compatible across multiple platforms and devices, our platform empowers teams to foster deeper, more meaningful relationships with our players. We are building scalable, distributed, realtime services that help creators to design, launch, and operate new and engaging connected player experiences. At our core, we are passionate about bringing people together, and helping game creators build living experiences for their players.

You'll report to Dan Black who has 10 years of experience building distributed systems and multiplayer game services.

What you'll do.

  • Lead the design of new product features, and improve existing functionality.
  • Partner with EA's community of game developers to bring innovation to the online game hosting space.
  • Contribute to the successful launch of online games from some the industry's top franchises.
  • Write high-quality code that supports the functionality of our products.
  • Work to ensure quality delivery with unit and integration tests.
  • Operate within a distributed team and work with colleagues both local and remote.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to development team members.

What we're looking for.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 7 years of experience in software development, and 7 years of experience with data structures or algorithms.
  • At least 7 years of experience using a concurrent, parallel, and multi-threaded programming language
  • At least 7 years of experience testing and launching software products.
  • At least 7 years of experience with software design and architecture.
  • At least 3 years experience in game development
  • Experience writing C++ for games
  • Experience working with a gaming engine (Unreal/Unity/Godot/etc)

What's in it for you? Glad you asked!

We realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that values creativity and individuality. We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health insurance including medical, dental, vision, and mental well being. We offer Life and Accident Insurance, Income Protection, Fertility Coverage, Preventative Care, Flexible Spending Accounts, and new moms are eligible for 12 weeks paid leave and an additional 10 weeks if you've been with the company for 1 year. New dads are eligible to take 12 weeks paid leave after their 1 year anniversary.

We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, of course, free video games and more!

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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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EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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