Online Software Engineer - NHL

About the Employer

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connecting millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. EA SPORTS NHL has revolutionized sports gaming for tens of millions of players around the world, pioneering award-winning and innovative technology and experiences that connect players to the speed, skill and creativity of the NHL.

The EA SPORTS NHL franchise is founded on dedication, passion and innovation. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the team is comprised of fearless talent on a mission to deliver on-ice experiences that connect gamers around the world through play. If you're a creative pioneer with a passion for your craft, this role is your chance to turn a job into something you love.

The Role: Online Engineer

The Online Engineer is involved in the whole creation process from architecture design, implementation, debugging, and tuning on multiple platforms and device, working on complex problems with Designers, Artists and other Engineers in the Online and Game Modes domain.


  • Hands on coding (C++); requirements gathering and designing new tech; maintain/build/own a tech module
  • Able to understand and work with 3rd party software APIs
  • Design, architect and document technical designs for Online multiplayer Game Modes systems
  • Work with a proprietary engine to develop stable, scalable, efficient and shareable code
  • Work with people on a large team both locally and remotely
  • Work independently with minimal supervision and communicate status
  • Proper use of common software engineering design patterns and paradigms

Required Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
  • Proficiency with C++ and experience in object-oriented design and implementation
  • Strong experience with Client/Server, Peer-to-Peer and multithreaded architectures
  • Experience with modern Database technologies
  • Knowledge of networking protocols
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good software programming practices
  • Excellent detail-oriented, problem solving skills – must be able to quickly identify issues and resolve them
  • Experience with 3rd party APIs

Preferred Skills:

  • 2+ years experience working on Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo game consoles or other embedded systems.
  • Experience of real-time game networking
  • Experience with Visual Studio and deep knowledge of the debugging tools
  • Experience with source control systems
  • Experience with scripting languages (Perl, Python, Lua) and interpreted languages (C#)
  • Knowledge of Online multiplayer / Game modes
  • Knowledge of server scalability and server security

Performance Competencies (Non-Technical Skills)

  • Solid understanding of the Software design/architecture process
  • Solid ability to understand direction and execute on the work
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions
  • Constantly innovate how to improve product quality as well as group productivity
  • Excellent decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions
  • Demonstrated dependability and commitment to projects/tasks.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

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.

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!

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