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Senior Software Engineer - Data & AI Platform

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Seattle, WA, USA

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Requisition Number: 174238

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

Senior Software Engineer/Architect – Data & AI

We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead:

The EA Digital Platform Data & AI Group is responsible for developing a unified Big Data pipeline across all game franchises at Electronic Arts.  This platform incorporates data collection, ingestion, processing, access and visualization all built on a modern, cloud based tech stack with best-in-class tools.  The Data  & AI Group provides the tools and platform which powers the future state of game development, marketing, sales, accounting and customer experience including cutting edge, dynamic in-game player experiences powered by extensive real-time game telemetry. 

We are looking for a seasoned software architect who is interested in working on a large scale distributed data system from the ground up for one of the most creative, innovative companies in technology.

What a Sr Software Engineer – Data & AI does at EA:

  • Serve as a data system architect and senior engineer, and drive execution of large-scale projects

 

  • Help define and build a unified platform across EA, extract and process massive data from spanning 20+ game studios, and leverage the insight to serve massive online requests in a highly efficient manner
  • Develop infrastructure software that slice and dice data, using Hadoop and Map/Reduce
  • Design and Develop reporting systems that inform on key metrics, detect anomalies, and forecast future results
  • Develop complex queries to solve data mining problems
  • Develop large scale online platform to personalize player experience and provide reporting and feedbacks
  • Write reliable and efficient programs to process and consume massive (petabyte) datasets with large clusters of machines
  • Develop both SQL and NoSQL solutions
  • Develop batch and real-time processing
  • Work closely with data modelers, business data analysts, and BI developers to understand requirements, develop ETL processes, validate results, and deliver to production
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  • Drive and conduct research on large scale data systems as needed to help build next generation data platforms.

The next great Sr Software Engineer – Data & AI also needs:

  • 5+ years of software development experience, writing clean reusable code, test-driven development, and continuous integration
  • Great communication, time-management, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to champion the power of and the technologies behind data-driven decision making in an effective manner with game studios and other customers within EA
  • Significant experience working with large-scale distributed systems and data platforms/warehouses
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, and software design
  • Extensive experience with MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, or other NoSQL stacks
  • Experience with real-time data pipelines and components such as Kafka, Storm, Spark Streaming.
  • Experience with distributed platforms used for machine learning such as Spark.
  • Experience developing Experimentation and A/B Testing platforms.
  • Fluency with an Object-Oriented language including Java AND/OR C++, and SQL, Python
  • Fast prototyping skills, familiarity with scripting languages such as bash, awk, python
  • Experience working with columnar analytics databases or relational databases is a plus
  • Experience with data modeling and BI tools is a plus
  • Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Mentorship skills to help junior developers achieve their technical and project delivery goals
  • Ability to lead virtual team of engineers on key projects
  • Must have an advanced degree in Computer Science (or equivalent, PhD preferred) and at least 5 years of professional experience at world class online companies with massive (petabyte) data systems
  • Publications at top-tier technical conferences or journals

What's in it for YOU?  Glad you asked!  

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.  

 

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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: 2022-06-16 21:56:54.59

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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