Server-side Software Engineer (Java)

About the Employer

Server-Side Software Engineer (Java) for Electronic Arts Finland

The Electronic Arts’ Tracktwenty Studio in Helsinki, Finland is seeking new talented people to join their team. Tracktwenty is the developer of the hugely successful mobile title SimCity BuildIt. To date SimCity BuildIt has been played by more than 200 million gamers around the world and received multiple awards like the Best of Apple 2015. Now the studio is working on a new exciting title. Do you want to be part of the next big success on mobile?

Role Overview

We’re looking for a talented and dedicated Server-Side Software Engineer who will thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing development and live service environment. As a Server-Side Software Engineer within the Tracktwenty Studio you’ll be working as part of the experienced team on the development with a strong focus on designing, building and deploying highly scalable server architectures for connected functionality for games.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for backend software development that supports mobile games integrated connectivity (iOS, Android, etc.)
  • Work with core backend services and database layer communications.
  • Take ownership of large features from conception to delivery.
  • Define technical requirements, write technical design specifications as needed.
  • Identify communication risks and work effectively to mitigate them.
  • Implement and maintain telemetry reporting systems.
  • Develop optimized and scalable services.
  • Profile and optimize software components of the application.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to integrate these systems and services.
  • Testing, debugging and support of all code written – writing unit and integration tests as needed.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of server-side programming languages with fluency in Java.
  • Experience with database design and usage in scalable systems. Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL such as Redis and MongoDB are all a plus.
  • Experience in AWS EC2/ECS or other cloud platforms.
  • Familiarity with RESTful Web services.
  • Knowledge of *nix in a server environment, and the impact of system configuration and settings on application software is required.
  • Strong knowledge of source code management in a collaborative environment.
  • Understanding of professional software development methodologies, QA and testing approaches.
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills; solution-oriented individual.
  • Operates and delivers in a fast-paced and dynamic environment to meet high quality standards.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and grow professionally.
  • JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, Python, C++, Objective C & C# (.NET) all plusses.
  • Experience developing using Java Spring Boot is a plus.
  • Experience developing on iOS or Android architectures, including online connectivity a plus.
  • Experience in using automated testing, unit testing, or Configuration Management processes.
  • Experience in using Docker and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience).

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

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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.