Senior Software Engineer - Social Platform

Location: Redwood City, CA, USA


Requisition Number: 181886

Position Title: Sr Software Engineer I

External Description:

The EA Digital Platform (EADP) group is the core powering the global EA ecosystem. We provide the foundation for all of EA’s incredible games and player experiences with high-level platforms like Cloud, Commerce, Data and AI, Gameplay Services, Identity and Social. By providing reusable capabilities that game teams can easily integrate into their work, we let them focus on making some of the best games in the world and creating meaningful relationships with our players. We’re behind the curtain, making it all work together. Come power the future of play with us.

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

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will report to the Director of Engineering. You will lead the software design and architecture process of our services, while optimizing performance and scalability. You will work with product managers to develop new features, supporting EA's many games and reducing technical debt associated with legacy systems through innovation and automation.


  • You will lead the technical design and architecture of major components in our large-scale distributed backend service, creating new features and updating existing ones.
  • You will work with customers and business leaders to understand customer needs and delivering incrementally on their highest priority features and requirements.
  • You will spend 40%-60% of your time hands-on coding.
  • You will provide occasional off-hours support for development needs and the live environment.


  • 9+ years of experience developing object-oriented software
  • Demonstrated ability in Java/Kafka/Golang
  • 6+ years of experience working on online services (gRPC, HTTP via REST) at Internet consumer scale
  • Technical leadership or mentoring experience
  • Expertise in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end storage systems and all points in between.
  • Strong understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development
  • Proficient in Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Experience working on high traffic services and highly scalable systems (hundreds of thousands requests per second)
  • Experience with technologies such as memcache, queuing, and NoSQL in production systems and other OSS tech


  • 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


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.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $161,100 - $239,700 USD Annually
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $142,900 - $239,700 USD Annually
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $187,400 - $239,700 USD Annually
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $153,100 - $206,200 USD Annually
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $142,900 - $230,000 USD Annually

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, 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.




Community / Marketing Title: Senior Software Engineer - Social Platform

Company Profile:

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Days Open: 147

Can this position be remote?: 1

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