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Software Engineer - UI

Location: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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Requisition Number: 167887

Position Title: Software Engineer II

External Description:

Our acclaimed Birmingham studio, the talent behind the award-winning official Formula 1 game franchise, are seeking a talented UI Programmer to join them as they continue to evolve the series in exciting and meaningful ways.

Working in close collaboration with the UI art team and the game developers, our UI programmers utilise solid C++ skills with our fully bespoke GUI Tool. We can teach you the power of our tech, all you need to do is bring your flare and problem-solving expertise to implement new UI solutions for both in-game features and navigation.

As a racing specialist, our games are rich with detailed, informative content and data delivered in 2D. We offer a unique set of challenges to present user access to mission-critical material though logical, intuitive and responsive user journeys. Deeply embedded into the user experience both on and off-track, for us UI performance is integral to gameplay, so you will be fully involved in shaping player dynamics right at the heart of our game.

Amongst other things you can expect to:-

  • Take an active part in the game design process working with designers and other development departments
  • Turn GUI designs into technical specifications and implement resulting generic technology as well as project specific code/logic
  • Test and refine GUI features during the development process
  • Work with and support other programmers to interface with all project subsystems exposing data to the GUI, including gameplay, networking and physics
  • Profile and maintain existing game code
  • Work closely with the Technical Director, department leads and programmers to design the game code and contribute to technical design documents

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Strong C++ programming skills in Console and / or mobile game development
  • Proven experience and understanding how GUI and gameplay systems are implemented
  • At least a full development lifecycle of the above
  • Previous experience with object-oriented design, data-driven systems and their implementation
  • Good debugging skills
  • Excellent communication, time-management & organisational skills

In return you will receive:

  • Flexible working hours designed to fit around your life
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Private health and dental plans for you and your family
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Dedicated training time for self-improvement
  • 10 free games each year
  • Incredible peer community of top flight programmers in the games industry
  • State of the art studio and facilities and much more!

We are open to a diverse team and would welcome applications from under-represented demographics. We are a supportive and inclusive culture always looking to widen our representation and reach. This is including but not limited to diversity of;- gender; gender identification; physical ability; orientation; neurological spectrum; cultural experience; ethnicity. We hope that by making this explicit we can encourage people who identify in any way who may not otherwise have applied.

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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 20:05:37.96

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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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