Requisition Number: 184447

Position Title: Software Engineer I

External Description:

C++ Generalist Software Engineer – AFL UT/Online

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 soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

EA SPORTS Madden NFL is the best-selling sports property in U.S. Video game history. Madden NFL is an immersive, simulation-based, authentic NFL interactive experience, empowering fans to play out their NFL fantasy of winning the Super Bowl (and much more). Madden NFL has entertained fans for over three decades with more than 130 million lifetime units sold.

You will be a part of the game creation process, including architectural design, implementation, and debugging on multiple platforms-working on complex problems with Designers, Artists, and other Engineers in domains including rendering, gameplay, audio, user interface, online, physics, databases, and tools. You will report to the team’s manager and work with your peers to develop the game.

Your Responsibilities

  • You will work on technical solutions covering the main aspects of game development, such as game development technologies, game features, and optimizations of frame rate and load times.
  • You will work with other domain owners to integrate and develop technologies into the game
  • You will create and maintain client code to support features and improve multiplayer experiences.
  • You will optimize client and server online systems to improve latency, reliability, scalability, performance, and memory.
  • You will provide feedback, guidance, and solutions for improvement and optimizations.
  • You will work with your peers to develop the foundation layer of the American Football games such as Madden NFL, and College Football.

Success Criteria

  • Able to design/develop/engineer/debug/test/code-review new and existing C++ codebase with quality and in time with minimal help.
  • Ability to find problems and propose solutions for the given task.
  • Able to estimate by breaking the given task into smaller solvable ones for clarity and better estimation.
  • Able to communicate as per defined medium, frequency – inputs, thoughts, task status, risks, peer review comments
  • Able to play Madden and suggest game improvement through innovation
  • Able to contribute to EA’s culture – teamwork & team spirit.

Your Qualifications

  • Experience in software development with a strong C++ focus.
  • Experience with database technologies (e.g. MySQL, SQL, Redis).
  • Experience developing in and debugging multi-threaded/concurrent architectures.
  • Understanding of memory management, multiple processor use, and run-time optimization.
  • Experience with Visual Studio and deep knowledge of debugging tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.

Good to have skills

  • Experience integrating and maintaining large-scale systems covering multiple domains.
  • Knowledge or experience in systems with client/server architecture
  • Experience with 3rd party APIs.
  • Experience working with Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo game consoles.
  • Experience with log analysis and tools such as Splunk.
  • Experience with real-time networking–particularly peer-to-peer deterministic games.
  • Knowledge of networking protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP).
  • Knowledge of assembler, scripting languages (Python, Lua) and C#.
  • Experience with any of these beneficial, but not required: XBOX and PlayStation platforms; Mobile, PC, or Cloud-based games; graphics libraries such as DirectX, OpenGL, or Metal; static and performance

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Company Profile:

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

EEOText:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 1

Can this position be remote?: 0

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Tagged as: Architectural Design, Codebase, Database, Debugging, game development, Innovation, Interactive Technology, Memory Management, Mysql, Peer Review, Physics, Redis, Reliability, Rendering, Requisition, Scalability, server, Software, Software Development, Sql, Teamwork, User Interface

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