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Anti-Cheat Data Scientist

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, CA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Orlando, FL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Seattle, WA, USA • Toronto, ON, Canada • Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA • Arizona, USA • Utah, USA • Georgia, USA • North Carolina, USA • Nevada, USA • Oregon, USA • California, USA • Colorado, USA

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Requisition Number: 177359

Position Title: Software Engineer II

External Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Secure Product Engineering & Anti-Cheat Response team ensures that all EA products are developed with the security and gameplay integrity of our players as a top priority. We partner with both platform development teams and game studios to ensure that security and gameplay integrity issues are identified and resolved throughout the application and service lifecycle.

You will be a member of the Secure Product Engineering & Anti-Cheat Response team, reporting to the Anti-Cheat Development Manager. You will work with the anti-cheat development team in developing statistical models and analytical reports to keep our games fair, fun, and free of cheaters.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Data Scientist on our anti-cheat team, you will be a part of a global security team and will work with game and central tech development teams to:

  • Research and Build (develop/test/validate) new statistical/ML models to support and enhance our anti-cheat capabilities
  • Define and implement core metrics in alignment with EA’s Positive Play Charter
  • Develop automated dashboards and other self-service reporting tools for our partner game teams
  • Catalog existing available data sets, categorize their value, and suggest new features to implement to expand and enhance the quality of available data
  • Establish best practices for the anti-cheat team to follow as we grow the data science field for gameplay integrity.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative/statistics-related fields or relevant professional experience
  • Strong coding skills in Python or R.
  • Adept at ML code stacks and analytics/visualization tools, such as PrestoSQL, Tableau, or Looker
  • Experience with online gaming and interest in the cheating problem space
  • 3+ years experience defining and implementing new ML practices and methodologies
  • 3+ years experience with agile development practices and Git (or related version control technologies)

 

US COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

 

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

 

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

 

BASE SALARY RANGES

 

  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):

º $106,900 - $158,600

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):

º $94,450 - $158,600

  • New Jersey (depending on location e.g. Jersey City vs. Trenton):

º $94,450 - $158,600

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):

º $94,450 - $133,100

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):

º $94,450 - $159,250

 

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby (following 1 year of service), medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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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.

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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: 2023-01-24 17:39:29.047

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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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