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Backend Software Engineer - Multiplayer Game Services

Electronic Arts

Seattle, WA 08-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Backend Software Engineer - Multiplayer Game Services

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together experienced people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. Come help us power the future of play.

About your future team.
Our organization provides central services that allow game teams to tap into the power of the global EA ecosystem. Compatible across multiple platforms and devices, our platform empowers teams to foster deeper, more meaningful relationships with our players. We are building scalable, distributed, real-time services that help creators to design, launch, and operate new and engaging connected player experiences. At our core, we are passionate about bringing people together, and helping game creators build living experiences for their players.

You will report to Scott Longstreet who is a lifelong gamer with more than a decade of experience in the games industry. Scott has been leading our software engineering teams in Seattle for 5 years and has shipped several AAA games both at EA and at Xbox. https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottqlongstreet/

What you'll do.
• Lead the design of new product features and enhancements to existing functionality.
• Partner with EA's community of game developers to bring innovation to the online game hosting space.
• Contribute to the successful launch of online games from some the industry's top franchises.
• Write high-quality code that supports the functionality of our products.
• Work to ensure quality delivery with unit and integration tests.
• Operate within a distributed team and work with colleagues both local and remote.
• Provide mentorship and technical guidance to development team members.

What we're looking for.
• Passion for delivering high-quality, fault tolerant, globally available services.
• Heart for mentorship and promoting an environment where all team members excel and do their best work
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics field, or equivalent practical experience.
• 10 years of experience in software development, and 10 years of experience with data structures and algorithms.
• 10 years of experience using a concurrent, parallel, and multi-threaded programming language
• Experience testing and launching software products.
• Experience leading software design and architecture.

What's in it for you? Glad you asked!

We realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that values creativity and individuality. We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health insurance including medical, dental, vision, and mental well being. We offer Life and Accident Insurance, Income Protection, Fertility Coverage, Preventative Care, Flexible Spending Accounts, and new moms are eligible for 12 weeks paid leave and an additional 10 weeks if you've been with the company for 1 year. New dads are eligible to take 12 weeks paid leave after their 1 year anniversary.

We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games and more!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyxm9k-3-236-212-116-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.