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Software Engineer – Build Systems

Location: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 167847

Position Title: Software Engineer I

External Description:

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 Codemasters we are at the sharp edge when it comes to the smooth and speedy delivery of our games to our millions of players world-wide. The Formula One team’s software engineering experts enjoy the ongoing challenge of developing technical solutions to complex problems. We are looking for a Build Systems engineer to help with the smooth and reliable delivery of our game to the development team and our players throughout its ever evolving releases. 

Key Duties: 

  • Developing technical solutions for build production, management and delivery systems 
  • Providing automation of key build artifact production for both code and assets 
  • Developing and making use of analytics based feedback systems to accelerate build efficiency 
  • Helping the team with automated testing of reliability, functionality and performance of the game and development tools 
  • Contributing to hardware requirements estimation for efficiently building a AAA scale game 
  • Working in a Continuous Development based environment with multiple product versions in flight at the same time. 
  • Development task estimates and reporting to the team 

Key Skills and Experience: 

  • Experience in process and build automation 
  • Knowledge of continuous build systems, particularly Jenkins. 
  • A solid understanding of Python and Windows batch scripting. 
  • Experience of development for consoles and PC platforms 
  • Experience of Perforce as a power user or admin. 

Desirable Skills and Experience: 

  • 2+ years experience in a build engineering role, ideally within the games industry. 
  • Knowledge of distributed code build systems, including FastBuild. 
  • Knowledge of game platform compiler toolchains and SDKs 
  • Elasticsearch and Kibana 
  • C# and C++ 
  • Experience of hardware provisioning and software configuration 
  • Experience with Linux 

Personal Attributes: 

  • An ideal candidate will be experienced in the industry, driven and self-motivated with top-notch attention to detail 
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills proven in a games development environment 
  • Good teamwork skills within a multi-disciplined development team 
  • A demonstrable passion for and commitment to a career in games

 

  • Flexible working hours designed to fit around your life
  • Significant benefits package including annual bonus scheme, private health care and dental cover for you and your family, enhanced pension scheme, employee discounted share scheme and much more!
  • Dedicated training time for self-improvement
  • 10 free games per year and a new console allowance!
  • Incredible peer community of top-flight programmers in the games industry

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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.

Date Opened: 2021-08-31 20:05:35.77

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

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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