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Build Engineer

Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Requisition Number: 173983

Position Title: Software Engineer II

External Description:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop games, content and online services across platforms.

Development and Release Engineering (DRE) are EA's global automation specialists. We are a team of more than 90 staff based in eight EA studios in North America and Europe. We work with our internal customers (EA's game, engine, product, and content teams) and serve them by providing services related to Build & Test Automation, Continuous Integration, Metrics Reporting, and Virtual Infrastructure.

You would join the DRE Maxis team (based in EA Redwood Shores) as a Build Engineer. You will work with the Maxis team on different projects, assisting with build and release automation, configuration management, and metrics collection. You will report to the Development Director for the DRE Maxis team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with game teams to ensure automation meets requirements and availability needs
  • Continuous integration mixed with configuration management
  • Support automation farm for builds, including software configuration, and updates
  • Report regular status on assigned tasks and identify project risks that could have a negative impact
  • Provide first-tier troubleshooting support for build system
  • Document issues and solutions to help team members apply solutions across a variety of different environments
  • Monitor dashboards and review metrics to improve automation systems
  • Create flexible solutions that work in multiple environments and require little to no maintenance. These solutions generally use existing tools rather than creating new ones
  • Maintain internal tools to support a reliable release environment
  • Manage access requests within CM infrastructure (source code and build output)

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
  • 3+ years of experience in either build automation or DevOps
  • Experience with Perforce or other version-control concepts including branching and integration
  • Experience with Python
  • Comfortable with Windows OS (server & workstation)
  • Experience with distributed build systems

What’s in it for you?

We want EA to be the ultimate destination to make great content and experiences. Everything we’re doing here is about creating a culture, environment, and company where you can do the best work of your career – so there’s that. There’s also:

  • A health allowance, to cover the cost of private health insurance for you and your family
  • Life and salary continuance insurance
  • An employee assistance program, including coaching and therapy sessions to support your wellbeing
  • An inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers
  • 17.5% annual leave loading – yes, we’ll pay you extra to take a break!
  • Bonus end of year leave days – time off between Christmas and New Years, no annual leave necessary
  • Volunteer leave and charitable donation matching
  • A fitness reimbursement program – $$ to go towards your fitness expenses (memberships and at home equipment)
  • Free EA games, of course!

We also offer bonuses and exciting EA stock options, as well as access to employee stock purchase program.

When it comes to flexibility - we're hybrid forward, so you'll have the opportunity to structure the way you work, to suit the way you work.

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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: 2022-06-02 16:52:44.663

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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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