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Network Architect

Multiple Locations: Seattle, WA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • California, USA

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Requisition Number: 174999

Position Title: Network Architect

External Description:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver 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.

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The Network Engineering & Architecture team is looking for a Network Architect to help us build great online gaming experiences for our fans all over the world. You will bring expert knowledge in putting a solid network foundation in place. You will work with other game development areas, studio and other IT functions to provide best in class solution. The main goal will be to design and implement technologies and networks that will be the backbone of our game development.

You will report to the Sr. Manager of Network Engineering and will work with different groups within the infrastructure and EAIT umbrella.

Responsibilities:

  • Design & build multi-site, multi-cloud and DC/Colo network infrastructure. An important member of the team and responsible for design/develop scalable and high available global network architectures to meet the needs.
  • Develop scripts and processes to deploy and validate changes across all network Infrastructure-as-Code.
  • Partner with vendors to select appropriate technical solutions.
  • Develop technology appropriate to provide stable and scalable technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with partners to develop agreement, achieve results, and accomplish projects across the organization on time and within budget.
  • Analyze processes and workflows within the existing infrastructure and network services lifecycle including the delivery for customers, looking for ways to improve its performance and secure it.
  • Contribute to standards and design patterns. Provide solutions tailored to internal requirements.
  • Articulate design rationale, flexibly adapt solutions, and iterate designs.
  • Provide 3rd level support and input to teams diagnosing reported issues, providing root cause analysis.
  • Enhance efficiency with automation when and wherever possible.
  • Cross train other team members on projects, and network technologies.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field, or commensurate work experience.
  • 12+ years of relevant technology and network engineering/architecture experience.
  • 3+ years of hands-on cloud & hybrid networking experience with at least one of the leading public cloud platforms, AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Solid experience with multi vendor technologies and platform, like Cisco, Arista, PA, SilverPeak, F5 and Citrix.
  • In-depth understanding of modern, software-defined, cloud-native networking technologies.
  • Experience with full networking stack, technology, and protocols, including VxLAN, NFV, CNF, SmartNIC, Routing Protocols (BGP, MP-BGP, EVPN, OSPF), Wireless (IoT), Firewall, Load Balancer and SD-WAN.
  • Solid technical understanding of hybrid, multi-cloud architectures (engineering/operations experience a bonus).
  • Experience with programming and know at least one programming language such as Python and Java.
  • Must be a team player and able to collaborate with a global team. Comfortable working with global teams operating across different time zones.

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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: 2022-07-27 20:32:40.887

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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