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Associate Technical Director

Location: Shanghai, China

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Requisition Number: 171224

Position Title: Associate Technical Director

External Description:

As an Associate Technical Director (ATD) for Apex Legends Mobile, you will work with internal EA teams, vendors, and our external development partner to bring Apex Legends to market on mobile devices.

What skills is Respawn looking for in an Associate Technical Director?

  • Respawn looks for experience with all aspects of game technology systems and pipelines.
  • You can partner with all kinds of personnel at varying levels.
  • You have a degree in Computer Science / Engineering (or equivalent experience) and have 7+ years of software development experience.
  • You have programming experience in debugging and integrating complex systems.
  • You have experience in several development using automated testing, unit testing, and Configuration Management processes.
  • You will pick up new technologies and concepts quickly.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable technical leader that owns one or more areas of technology across the Mobile game for development and live service.
  • Be an authority on their areas of technology ownership.
  • Partner with external developers to set milestones and review progress, and use soft skills (with an emphasis on partnership) to bring improvements and changes to primary technologies, yielding improvements to main gameplay Measurements.
  • Propose core game quality attributes relating to gameplay and performance features for the product.
  • Work with internal EA teams and external partners Product Management to gather the requirements to form the core foundation for the game's technologies in the areas of / ownership.
  • Up to 50% time hands-on in Coding and Testing and Deployment.

Experience:

  • Bilingual: fluent in English and Mandarin.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science / Engineering (or equivalent experience).
  • At least 7+ years of software development experience
  • Experience in many programming languages (e.g. C++, Python, Lua, and C#).
  • Experience building mobile applications in a fast pace.
  • Understanding of memory management, multiple processor use, and runtime optimization.
  • Experience with software development tools such as source control systems, automated build systems, compilers, software validation systems, test harnesses, continuous integration and deployment.
  • Previous startup-like experience could be helpful.

Others:

  • Development experience with cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Azure.
  • Experience in product and project management.
  • Knowledge of UE4.
  • Experience in a leadership role / position.
  • Shipped at least one mobile game with an online and live service component and high DAU.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: 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.

Date Opened: 2022-01-26 23:25:45.3

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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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