Full Time Job

Gameplay Software Engineer

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 04-27-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

The Challenge Ahead:

Gameplay Programmers are versatile generalists who focus on game strategy and the 'feel' of a game. However, they will inevitably be involved with the more specialized areas of the game's development, such as graphics and sound. Gameplay programmers may implement strategy tables, tweak input code, or adjust other factors that alter the game. You will report to the Operations Development Director and Technical Lead to estimate, build projects and provide excellent results.

What this Software Engineer will do at EA:
• Bring the vision of the artists and designers to life
• Design and write the code that runs and controls the game, incorporating and adapting existing libraries and writing needed custom code
• Prototype new mechanics to prove designs and improve mechanics
• Design and document technical designs for Gameplay systems
• Develop tools and workflows to produce new game features
• Work with a proprietary engine to develop shareable code and interface correctly with the engine

The next great EA Software Engineer also needs:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience years experience with C++ and experience in object-oriented design and implementation
• Knowledge of A.I. architecture, character control, path finding, multiplayer, or other Gameplay-related systems
• Knowledge of good software programming practices
• Understanding of multi-threaded architectures and synchronization principles
• Excellent debugging experience using tools to help debug
• Understand performance implication of Gameplay systems & algorithms and how to improve

Nice To Have Skills:
• Avid gamer with a passion for creating top-quality games
• Familiar in working on a mobile platform (iOS, Android)
• Familiar with scripting languages (Python, Lua, Ruby) and interpreted languages (C#, Java)
• Knowledge in a second field, such as physics or mathematics
• Familiar with basic game development technologies such as Perforce, Visual Studio

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz173n-44-200-74-241-42 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.