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Software Engineer - Game Server Hosting

Location: Redwood City, CA, USA

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Requisition Number: 176536

Position Title: Software Engineer II

External Description:

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 and passionate people in the industry. Save the planet from Alien Invaders. Score the winning touchdown. Yup - It's the coolest job on the planet!

The Challenge Ahead:

Cloud innovations change the gaming industry landscape every day, adding new capabilities, enabling new scenarios, and redefining the category. Within EA, the Game Server Hosting organization builds the critical, cloud-native game server infrastructure and studio-facing tooling that underpins EA’s current generation of multiplayer games and fuels innovation of the next wave. We are looking for a highly motivated Game Engine/C++ Software Engineer to deliver reusable components and connectors between game servers, their engines, and our game server hosting ecosystem.  Your efforts will directly contribute to helping ship EA’s next amazing multiplayer games.

Responsibilities:

  • You will work on reusable modules and integrations spanning multiple game engines.
  • You will manage the game server process lifecycle and ensure successful startup, healthy runtime, and clean exit.
  • You will ensure game server telemetry (logs, metrics) are collected and made available to game teams.
  • You will provide mechanisms for game teams to send commands and debug running game server instances.
  • You will work closely with game studio partners to facilitate integration of our components and products into their game code and seek repeatable solutions.
  • You will collaborate with product and program management to ensure clarity and understanding of features and priorities.
  • You will develop creative solutions that address customer requests, deliver new product features, and solve product defects.
  • You will contribute to the successful launch of online games from some of the industry's top franchises.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years hands-on commercial software development experience
  • Experience working in C++ codebases
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable with large modular codebases
  • Ability to utilize a wide range of debugging tools (logging, tracing, stepwise-debugging etc.)
  • Education: Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent work experience.

Bonus Experience Points:

  • Experience working with a commercial-grade game engine (Unreal Engine, Unity, Frostbite etc.)
  • Comfortable utilizing Linux debugging tools (GDB, Valgrind etc.)
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with the Go and C# programming languages

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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.

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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.

Date Opened: 2022-10-27 20:32:45.57

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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