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Director, Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering

Multiple Locations: Orlando, Florida, United States • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 168574

Position Title: Director IT

External Description:

Director, Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering

Electronic Arts

North America

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together accomplished 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.

About IT Global Infrastructure Services A division of EA IT, Global Infrastructure Services defines the technology strategy and solutions architectures that help our partners to use tech to create immersive entertainment.

The challenge ahead EA is looking for someone can excel at providing engineering leadership to establish a delivery framework and service capability for infrastructure across several data centers and public cloud regions. You will report to the Senior Director of Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering. You will lead the architecture and engineering for EA's global infrastructure, and will help determine and champion EAIT's Infrastructure Strategy, which is focused on driving a large-scale transformation of EA's infrastructure around adopting public cloud infrastructure services and driving automation of on-premise and cloud to provide for a always-on, responsive, flexible and scalable infrastructure to meet our needs.

You will lead a team of accomplished architects and engineers. You should demonstrate engineering, managerial, technical, and project management skills, and have experience running large complex programs. The scope of responsibilities includes all enterprise infrastructure across EA's data centers, including: Infrastructure that enables game development and creation (i.e. build farms, automation pipelines, validation), Infrastructure supporting employee applications (e.g. communication and collaboration systems), Business Applications (e.g. HR and ERP systems) and Security systems and services, Infrastructure in 50+ EA locations and up to 8 data centers globally.

Required experience:

  • Lead infrastructure services, inclusive of data centers, responsible for technical engineering, service delivery, capacity and lifecycle management, planning and oversight that includes service analytics (metrics), site coordination, and long-term planning.
  • Deliver predictable results in a large organization, develop a compelling vision, strategy.
  • Recruit and build an outstanding team, and promote technical excellence in engineering
  • Drive performance management conversations, and develop shared goals across the organization, driving and results in common goals to keep team performance on-track and align to our high-quality
  • Experience driving enterprise infrastructure automation, especially around adoption of private and public cloud
  • Collaborate across a diverse global distributed enterprise
  • Infrastructure domain knowledge; ability to translate business inputs
  • Knowledgeable on Public Cloud – Infrastructure as a Service, Container technologies, PaaS and Server-less public cloud services. Knowledge of public cloud ecosystems and service offerings e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Enterprise Security experience implementing security solutions for enterprise infrastructure and developing systems to ensure that infrastructure is compliant to security standards
  • Strength in contract negotiations, vendor management, capacity planning and department budget management (including Opex and Capex responsibility) in a fast growth environment
  • Financial analysis including data-driven conclusive recommendations and decisions
  • Excellent change management skills and ability to promote transformation across a broad organization to build acceptance and agreement behind a significant change mission
  • Successful career progression in broad and diverse IT organizations
  • Excel in global multicultural enterprise

Ideal experience:

  • Experience with VMware Virtualization technology, NetApp storage systems, Windows and Linux Server environments, MS SQL database technologies, and Cisco / Palo Alto networking.
  • Experience in competitive vendor landscape for enterprise infrastructure, inclusive of open source programs
  • Experience with infrastructure automation at scale to solve for real-world organizational challenge
  • Lead IT infrastructure architecture and engineering teams in Media and Entertainment or related industry
  • Experience with data center consolidation, migration, and decommissioning supporting thousands of apps/VM's

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate technical discipline such as computer science, engineering, or equivalent
  • 12+ years experience in information technology and systems engineering, 5+ years staff leadership

 

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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.

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: 2021-09-27 15:59:04.157

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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