EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, EA Sports FC, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining, interactive football experiences with the world’s biggest football entertainment platform, EA SPORTS FIFA, we are soon beginning a new era. EA SPORTS FC will become the future of football from EA SPORTS – as we strive to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of football fans everywhere. With more opportunity than ever to create new, authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity, and immersion to a global community of fans, we invite you to join us and pioneer the future of football with EA SPORTS!

The Client Software Engineer will be a part of the game’s creation and live services, including architectural design, implementation, debugging, and ongoing support on multiple platforms.

As our Client Software Engineer you will report to the team’s Development Director. You will work on complex problems with Producers, Designers, Artists and other Engineers in domains including game mode logic, user interface, online, and tools.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Server and Client engineers to establish, hook up and test end-to-end functionality.
  • Use and design REST based HTTP APIs.
  • Work with the game’s UI tech stack.
  • Design, implement, test, debug and maintain code for game features or components.
  • Architect and document technical designs for game technology and features.
  • Measurably improve process and best practices to achieve targets.
  • Collaborate within and across teams of technical and non-technical game developers, locally or remotely.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development and can demonstrate good development practices.
  • Good grasp of the C++ programming language, best practices, and architectural considerations.
  • Good understanding of object-oriented design and online services (HTTP via REST).
  • Good debugging skills and familiarity with network programming and memory management.
  • Familiarity with the XML and JSON formats.
  • Experience with Visual Studio and source control systems.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. 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

British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $77,600 – $130,500 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

Tagged as: Apis, Architectural Design, Computer Science, Control Systems, Debugging, Design, Json, Memory Management, Network, Object - Oriented Design, Software Development, User Interface, Xml

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