Java Software Engineer - EA SPORTS Central Platform Team

About the Employer

Java Software Engineer - EA SPORTS Central Platform Team

We are EA Sports

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 sports through industry-leading sports video games.

The new EA SPORTS Central Platform Team partners with leading EA SPORTS franchises, including FIFA, Madden, NHL and more, to assist in the adoption of strategic technology development initiatives; including platform exploration, adoption and expansion. Team members will have the opportunity to collaborate and impact various SPORTS development teams to support evolving and strategic tech development goals designed to reach more players in new places.

The Challenge Ahead:

The Java Engineer 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 Operations Development Director and Technical Lead to estimate, build projects and provide excellent results.

What you will do as an Online Engineer:

  • Roughly 70 to 85% hands-on coding (Java with SQL)
  • Create and work on large-scale distributed HTTP-based backend service creating new features and updating existing ones
  • Resolve defects during QA testing, preproduction, production and from the live environment
  • Work with multiple clients working on multiple different platforms who use the features you create to complete user facing features
  • Occasional off-hours support for development needs and support of the live environment ensuring our consumer experience is always outstanding

We are looking for:

  • 4 or more years’ experience developing software in Java
  • 2 or more years’ experience working on online services/severs (HTTP via REST)
  • Strong working knowledge of the HTTP protocol
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL (MYSQL preferred)
  • Knowledge of the Software design/architecture process
  • Experience with unit testing (JUnit)
  • Experience developing and maintaining large-scale distributed applications
  • Experience with source control systems
  • Experience with Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

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 outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great benefits and compensation packages and a culture that values creativity and individuality.

Are you ready to join the game?

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EA 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.