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Technical Director - Data Pipelines & Applications

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

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Requisition Number: 168610

Position Title: Technical Director I

External Description:

Technical Director - Data Pipelines & Applications

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.

The EA Digital Platform (EADP) group provides central services that help game teams to tap into the power of the global EA ecosystem. These building blocks are made up of high-level service platforms including Commerce & Identity, Data and AI, Gameplay Services, Social & Marketplace and Player & Developer Experience. As part of EADP, Data & AI team provides services and applications built around the wealth of data we acquire, process and deliver. While our amazing studios focus on making incredible games, we help them understand players through the lens of data and grow.

We are looking for a Technical Dev Lead / Architect to drive EA’s Data Pipelines and Applications to the next level.

Job Expectations:

  • Provide technical leadership and ongoing mentorship to the team with relevant latest technologies, strategic direction, internal road shows, external publications and patents etc.
  • Be a passionate communicator and advocate for Data Services and Applications with partners and customers to see and use data as a strategic asset.
  • Serve as Data engineering architect with solution mindset to drive technical/architectural decision making, build/buy assessments, development frameworks/coding standards etc.
  • Help build scalable data pipelines and applications on multi-petabyte scale platform and ensure our projects use the best technologies, techniques and development practices.
  • Collaborate with EA customers and partners with empathy to understand their needs and solve their problems.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams like Data Platform, Big Data Analytics Engines, Data Integration tools, Schedulers, BI tools, Segmentation / Messaging / Recommendation platforms, etc.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and five (5) years of experience in the job offered or software engineering related occupation.
  • Alternatively, the employer will accept Ph.D. degree or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or software engineering related occupation.

Special Requirements: Position requires three (3) years of experience in each of the following skills:

  • Computer science with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, and software engineering / design.
  • Strong background in large scale cloud native data systems with experience in industry leading products used in the data lifecycle.
  • Focused experience in building, optimizing and scaling big data pipelines and applications integrated with metadata stores, scaling for large userbase.
  • Hands on Software development experience, including clean reusable code, test-driven development, and continuous integration.
  • Working with traditional and cloud native databases, including columnar, relational or document databases.
  • Conversant in building pipelines and applications on AWS stack (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Storm, Flink, Presto/Trino, Airflow, Redshift, Snowflake or other streaming/processing systems)
  • Leading cross functional projects to deliver impactful customer experience with quantified ROI.

Prefered Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Open to:

  • Redwood City, California, United States
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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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 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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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 17:51:57.19

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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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