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Senior Software Engineer - Marketplace Platform

Multiple Locations: Seattle, WA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Washington, USA • Oregon, USA • British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 175013

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

The Challenge Ahead...

Is to build our new cross-game, cross-platform digital economy platform. This large-scale, always-on collection of RESTful Java-based services will power the virtual-economies of EA's network of games to be experienced by tens of millions of monthly active users. You'll build platform capabilities handling several hundred-thousand requests per second, and driving the player engagement of many of the industries most popular titles. You will build server-side systems that bring new functionality within the larger Digital Platform, and work on regular improvements to the systems to keep them at top-notch performance.

What a Senior Software Engineer does within EADP Marketplace Division at EA:

As a Sr. Software Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to lead the software design and architecture

process of our marketplace service offering. Most of your time will be spent working with the team in the development of new features, while optimizing performance and scalability of the service. You will also spend time working with product managers to develop new features to support EA's many games and reduce technical debt associated with legacy systems through innovation and automation.

Additionally, you will be an advocate for best practices within the engineering team, demonstrating excellence as a mentor to the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the technical design and architecture of major components in our large-scale distributed HTTP-based backend service, creating new features and updating existing ones
  • Work with customers and business leaders to understand customer needs and delivering incrementally on their highest priority features and requirements.
  • Work with multiple customers working on multiple different platforms who use the services you create to complete user facing features
  • Roughly 40% to 60% hands-on coding
  • Grow and guide other engineers
  • Occasional off-hours support for development needs and support of the live environment ensuring our consumer experience is always excellent

Required Experience

  • Ability in Go, Kotlin, and/or Java
  • A passion for working in gaming or commerce/virtual economy systems
  • Technical leadership, and mentoring experience
  • Expertise in many different technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end storage systems and all points in between.
  • Experience with the Software design/architecture process
  • Superb ability to take high-level direction, and succeed in an iterative model
  • Superb ability to translate requirements into technical direction both verbally and written
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile development
  • Experience developing and creating large-scale distributed applications
  • Experience working on high traffic services and highly scalable systems (>2 million DAU, hundreds of thousands requests per second)
  • Can explain technical issues to a variety of audiences
  • 8 or more years' experience developing object-oriented software
  • 6 or more years' experience working on online services (HTTP via REST) at Internet consumer scale
  • Use technologies such as memcache, queuing, and NoSQL in production systems and other OSS tech

Nice to have Skills:

  • Experience with one or more scripting languages
  • Experience with Maven/Gradle
  • Experience with Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA
  • Experience with load testing and system analysis
  • Experience with other languages such as C++ or C#
  • Some experience leading or guiding engineers
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Domain experience in economics, commerce, or fraud area

What's In It For YOU? Glad You Asked!

  • We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, pension with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make excellent games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality. Health, Dental, Financial offered (ESPP and RRSP matching)

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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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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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