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Quality Engineering Architect

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 173288

Position Title: Associate Technical Director

External Description:

As a Quality Engineering Architect (QEA), you will work with large-scale online software systems, performing architecture assessments, creating system test strategies and test plans, reviewing test results, and eventually providing a comprehensive risk assessment for game launches, supporting the tuning and optimization processes. You will understand the full end-to-end system by working directly with the game development and server teams. The gaming systems include multiple platforms, shared services, and custom game services. These work with title-agnostic, cross-platform networks tailored to consoles, PC and mobile platforms. This large-scale, always-on services power EA's games which are experienced by tens of millions of monthly active players. You will do architecture evaluation of server-side components that brings new functionality to the platform, and work on improvements to the systems to keep them at top-notch performance.

Reporting to a Technical Director, your primary responsibility will be to lead the end-to-end software architecture assessment, test strategy and test plan for all of our games. You will evaluate the game launch risks concerning stability, scalability, and performance of the back-end systems. You will have direct contact with the game team and other partners. You will get the chance to influence the game from early design through to release. You will create new features and tools aiming to support EA's digital business, and automate legacy processes to design better solutions to challenging problems.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree or higher in Computer Science or similar technical field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience coding (at least one of C++/C#/Java/Python) and software architecture design experience
  • 3+ years experience working with distributed systems (App servers, DB, LB, and AWS/GCP/other cloud hosted solutions)
  • You have experience with micro-service based architecture, with regards to large-scale, performant and high throughput systems
  • You are a solution-oriented individual
  • You are experienced with tools development, automation and performance analysis
  • You have first-hand experience with all phases of the product development lifecycle, including requirements specification, architecture, technical design, testing, product release, and live operations
  • Team leadership and mentoring experience

Bonus

  • Love of games and experience working within the gaming industry
  • Experience working with distributed teams across the globe
  • Experience with monitoring tools (Grafana/Datadog) in the analysis of system faults
  • Experience with performance and load testing

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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: 2022-04-28 13:42:28.763

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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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