We are EA
And we make games how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry.
But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.
The Challenge Ahead
This is a key technical leadership role in the Game Development Application Services team and offers a recognized expert the opportunity to envision, design and build a variety of enterprise-level solutions in support of Application Lifecycle Management for EA’s video games and central services teams.
This role includes the creation of the solution architectures that will incorporate custom, COTS and packaged applications together with integrations with products such as Slack, JIRA, Perforce, GitLab.
These solutions are built upon a cloud-first philosophy and leverage public cloud services from leading providers such as Azure, AWS and Google.
Coupled with the power of the cloud, the ideal candidate will have people management responsibilities over small Agile teams to architect, design and engineer applications that will support thousands of current users.
Lead a team to create the solution and software architecture for high volume, high transaction applications specifically targeted to support the game development teams across the entire global enterprise
As a people manager, leads a high performing team with a strong culture of trust and collaboration
Demonstrate a sound understanding of game development team objectives that drive and shape technology requirements and design deliverables
Possess, develop, and apply knowledge of trends, relevant software development technologies, design patterns and methodologies
Collaborate with other engineers and architects to drive guidelines, methodologies, and documentation
Be a hands-on person leading the team from the front as well as a coach, guide and mentor for software engineers in accomplishing architecture, design and implementation goals
Provide architectural guidance and oversight to quality assurance on all new code from inception through integration, staging and production environments
Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback on design and implementation to help others improve coding skills
Clearly document the requirements and the architecture and design proposed to deliver the software solution
Actively take part in any negotiations or discussions regarding the necessary requirements, and provide feedback to all parties involved
Effectively report progress and status through regular email or face to face communication with appropriate leads / managers
Job qualifications and requirements
8+ years of experience building out and managing enterprise level software solutions
5+ years of experience in database development using Microsoft SQL Server or similar RDBMs and related programming data access technologies (ADO.NET, ORMs, OData)
5+ years of experience applying design patterns, methodologies and recognized practices like unit testing, dependency injection, test driven development, continuous integration and delivery
2+ years of experience to architect cloud-based applications leveraging PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offerings from leading vendors such Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure
Minimum of 3 years leadership experience with the ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders
Demonstrable experience with development methodologies including waterfall and agile
Ability to conduct complex systems analysis and translate user requirements into business solutions
Solid experience with DevOps in a cloud environment, including automation experience, cloud computing and configuration as code
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution, and customer service skills
Ability to balance multiple demands and work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment
Professionalism in dealing with all levels of management and staff
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We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages; and of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives from creativity and individuality.
At EA, we live the work hard / play hard credo every day.
Don’t Just Play It Create It!
It’s not easy building the world’s best digital playground. It’s hair-standing-on-end exhilarating. It’s down-in-the-trenches challenging.
It’s stroke-of-brilliance-at-midnight creative. It’s you taking risks, challenging yourself, pursuing ideas, changing the way millions of people do something they love : play.
In an industry that’s changing every day, EA is positioned for growth thanks to smart business plans, strategic acquisitions, and most importantly, our creative people around the world who gather each day to unite the world through play.
We take that last part very seriously, so if what you’re reading excites you as much as it does us, apply today.
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