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Gameplay Systems Engineer - The Sims!

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Requisition Number: 174145

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together experienced people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

Maxis

Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of the Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but strive to build a world as it could be. Read on to see how you can join our team and dream big.

The Sims team at Maxis is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience in performance optimization, specializing in rendering and graphics. You will report to the Development Manager for the Performance and Scaling team, aligning to product goals set by the Technical Director. Your primary goal is to improve the runtime performance of The Sims game simulator to achieve responsive player experience across supported platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Improve game simulation performance by increasing the efficiency of the existing solutions, introducing more efficient solutions and technologies, or taking advantage of platform-specific capabilities when possible
  • Maintain and enhance gameplay simulation systems inspection and profiling tools
  • Define and drive gameplay system performance and memory efficiency improvement projects
  • Manage the scalability of the game simulation systems to support the growing set of features and content for The Sims

Need to have:

  • Bachelor/Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Fluency in C++ and Python
  • Demonstrated technical abilities with projects implemented in Python and C++
  • Knowledge in the internals of the Python scripting language with experience optimizing essential project code written in Python
  • 5+ years of experience with Windows platform and development tools (e.g. Visual Studio or other programming IDEs)
  • 5+ years of experience optimizing existing game code to be more performant.
  • Interest in gameplay simulation systems
  • Ability to dig deep into complex systems from high-level to low-level in pursuit of improving code runtime performance

Nice to have:

  • Test-driven development experience
  • Experience using source control systems (p4, git) in large code bases
  • Experience working with Mobile platforms and portable consoles (Nintendo, iOS, Android)
  • Comfort with Windows, Perforce, Visual Studio, XCode
  • Attention to detail concerning correctness and testability, beyond what is normally expected of code that might ship in one game or in one studio
  • A desire for continuous improvement to development processes and productivity
  • Working knowledge of Cython

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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.

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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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