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Reverse Engineer - Information Security & Anticheat

Multiple Locations: Guildford, UK • Bucharest, Romania • Stockholm, Sweden

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Requisition Number: 176430

Position Title: Software Engineer II

External Description:

EA Security

The EA Security team protects EA by reducing our exposure to security risks by raising awareness and providing a measured, proportionate set of security and risk management controls, services and solutions. This department also ensures that EA is meeting required security standards as defined by a variety of different regulatory bodies.

Description

The Reverse Engineer is a member of EA Security's Secure Platform Engineering & Anti-Cheat Response (SPEAR) team and will report to the manager of the Operations sub-team.

As a Reverse Engineer, your primary job will be to analyse cheats developed against EA's games and to make it harder for cheat developers to create new cheats. Your work will help ensure fair and fun gaming experiences for EA's customers across all of EA's games.

In addition to analysing existing cheats, you'll get your hands on new EA games before release so that you can work with developers to make it harder for players to cheat in their games. This means you will perform anti-cheat assessments that will cover everything from client-side tampering (external/internal), to network-based cheating, to source code review of thick clients.

Lastly, you'll need to determine the business risk posed by the gameplay integrity issues you discover and communicate your findings across teams to both technical and non-technical audiences.

You have an understanding of reverse engineering principals and a passion to learn new technologies, challenge assumptionss.

Main focuses for this role:

  • Reverse engineer obfuscated user-mode cheats developed for PC, mobile, and consoles
  • Document and report on the functionality of the cheats you've analysed
  • Solve well-defined technical problems in the cheating space
  • Use architecture and design documentation to create anti-cheat assessment scoping documents and define cheating test-cases for upcoming anti-cheat assessments
  • Perform anti-cheat assessments of pre-release products
  • Consult with and advise EA game teams on how to avoid classes of cheats
  • Educate your peers on new reverse engineering skills and tools
  • Develop tools, scripts, and extensions for automation and reverse engineering
  • Identify cheat variants that defeat previous mitigations, and suggest solutions
  • Promote technical issues to technical and non-technical partners
  • Identify needs and lead the development of your reverse engineering skills

Required experience:

  • Knowledge of operating system internals for Windows
  • Knowledge of operating system fundamentals (processes, threads, virtual memory, etc.)
  • Read x86/x64 assembly language.
  • Experience with debuggers such as WinDbg, x64dbg, OllyDbg, or gdb
  • Experience with disassemblers such as Ghidra, IDA Pro, Binary Ninja, or radare2
  • engage and articulate reverse engineering issues and cheating issues to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Read one or more of C++, C#, Java, or .NET CIL
  • Knowledge of cryptography fundamentals.
  • Software development experience and the ability to write your own tools, scripts, and extensions
  • Identify knowledge gaps and seek the right sources to close those gaps
  • Safely handle potentially malicious software
  • pick up new technical skills quickly

 

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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: 2022-11-11 15:13:20.9

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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