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Principal Engineer

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Pasadena, California, United States • Marina del Rey, California, United States • Redwood City, California, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 171767

Position Title: Principal Engineer

External Description:

Principal Engineer - Apex Core Engineering Team

The Apex Core Engineering team is a group of Principal Engineers who solve complex technical challenges, create long term technical roadmaps, and roll up their sleeves to untangle difficult and thorny pieces of code. This team is responsible for major systems refactoring, removing bit rot and cruft, and representing the engineering organization in high level technical discussions with other disciplines. The Core Team is the team ultimately responsible for the usability and performance of the Apex Code Base. The Apex Core Engineering team also acts as mentors and thought leaders around the Apex Engineering Team's best practices and processes, and constantly strives to improve the way we work.

As a member of the Apex Core Team, you will be fearless about jumping in and solving hard problems, either by directly implementing code changes, or partnering with teams to improve processes and make sure changes are implemented. You will help define the best practices of the Apex Core Team itself and work with the other members of this team to build out a strong team culture focused on the improvement of Apex systems. As a member of this technical team you will have broad gaming knowledge with the ability to dig deep enough into any engineering discipline as the need arises, to challenge architecture and ensure the best technical path forward in a role that is equal parts long term architecting, and short term implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Help establish and execute the vision of the Apex Core Team
  • Act as a Technical Leader and raise the bar on technical discussion and partnership for the
  • engineering organization.
  • Be a strong voice in creating the long-term technical roadmap for Apex Legends as pertains to major Engineering systems, tech debt, and performance.
  • Proactively identify issues and fix difficult bugs as an individual contributor
  • Help build out strong best practices and performance metrics, using tools such as SLAs and OKRs while seeking continual improvement of the Live Game
  • Be an advocate for Respawn's Company Culture and Apex's Engineering Team Culture

Requirements

  • Expert Level C++ Experience (10+ years)
  • 5+ Years prior Architecture/System Design Experience
  • Experience working on multiple AAA games, including Live Service Games
  • Experience working with large code bases and long range technical planning
  • Console Experience a C++

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Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates 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 innovative, 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: 2022-02-23 17:59:39.643

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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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