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C++ Network Software Engineer - DICE

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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Requisition Number: 176212

Position Title: Software Engineer III

External Description:

We are DICE, the award-winning studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, best known for creating the phenomenally successful Battlefield franchise, the Star Wars™: Battlefront franchise, and Mirror's Edge. Our people are the backbone and driving force to our creative products. That's why we're dedicated to providing everyone the chance to express themselves and be their very best as we all work towards a common cause.

We are looking for a Network Software Engineer with experience writing performant, maintainable code in C++. We find added value in candidates with expertise in optimizing game engine performance and developing networked gameplay features.

We believe that you are a team player who is eager to work as part of a passionate, tight-knit team. You have the ability to identify the small changes that make a big difference. You embrace change, and you lead by example.

As a Network Software Engineer you will be an important part of providing an enjoyable gaming experience to our players by ensuring that the networking in our games is efficient and responsive. You will be working in a small team with a focus on game server performance and network systems, ensuring that DICE games exceed the expectation of our players. You will report into a Tech Lead.

As part of DICE and with a close collaboration with Frostbite and the rest of EA, you will be working alongside leading industry talent in one of the largest game development communities in the world. Your ideas and implementations will change how DICE creates games and will often influence the rest of EA through direct contributions to the Frostbite engine.

Responsibilities

  • Support game teams with solving netcode related issues.
  • Analyzing and optimizing the bandwidth and latency of networked game features.
  • Investigating areas where the netcode can be improved.
  • Increase responsiveness of networked gameplay features.
  • Extend the tool-chain for analyzing and debugging gameplay network issues.
  • Advise and guide designers when building and improving networked game features.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience with multithreaded software development in C/C++.
  • Experience with client/server architectures in games.
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals such as replication, authority, prediction and correction.
  • Experience building performant and scalable networking features or systems in a game context.
  • Understanding how to build game features that are resilient to real world packet loss and latency.
  • Having a keen eye for responsiveness and correctness in networked multiplayer games.

Beneficial

  • Experience with Linux/Unix development.
  • Shipped at least one AAA title as a software engineer.
  • Experience with optimizing both low and high level code systems.
  • Prior experience with low-level network libraries.

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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: 2022-10-17 06:50:44.627

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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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