Full Time Job

Online Software Engineer

Electronic Arts

Guildford, United Kingdom 06-09-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Online Software Engineer (C++)

We're Criterion, and we love making games!

For more than fifteen years we've entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. Our talented people have expressed their passion for world-class game feel, AAA audiovisual quality and technical innovation in the Burnout & Need for Speed series and and more recently in Battlefield 1, Star Wars X-Wing VR, Starfighter Assault and Arcade for Star Wars Battlefront II and Firestorm for Battlefield V.

We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We'd love to hear yours! Crunch doesn't help make a better game. We don't do it. For the past three years we are very proud to have been recognised by gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK. Let's talk about how you could be a part of it.

What an Online Engineer does at Criterion:

We're looking for an experienced engineer to be part of the Criterion's online team. Daily you will work in C++ that would cover our client, dedicated server and backend online services. You would own the end-to-end implementation of areas that could include match making, game invites and first party session management.

You will also have involvement in the creation or maintenance of some of our connected features including leader boards, clans and UGC sharing. Your team will be also involved with the systems test process and launch of our titles ensuring that the experiences we create are delivered safely to our players.

You will need:
• Many years experience using C++.
• Experience with MySQL (or similar database technologies).
• Experience with first party online systems.
• Experience with continuous integration and delivery.
• Understanding of client server interaction and limitations.

Bonus points for:
• Experience with cloud deployment (preferably AWS).
• Good knowledge of Linux.
• Knowledge C#.
• Knowledge of Kubernetes or Mesos/Aurora
• Experience with Docker or similar container formats

What's in it for you? Glad you asked!
• Great compensation package plus annual bonus scheme
• Central location in Guildford (5 minutes from main train station)
• Private medical insurance & dental care
• Pension scheme
• Life insurance
• Stock plans
• Free onsite gym
• Employee discounts
• Rail season ticket loan
• Annual game points and digital download allowance
• Onsite café
• 25 days holiday (including 3 days company shutdown days between Christmas & New Year)
• Two annual staff parties (Summer & Christmas)
• Casual dress code
• Games Area

• More about our studio: http://criteriongames.com
• More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/guildford
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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.
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