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Interested in joining our team? At EA Madrid - where passion for sports is only matched by the talent on the ground - we are looking for passionate Software Engineers, along with other disciplines, to play an essential part in developing the next installments of our Madden franchise.
The Challenge Ahead:
To provide major online gaming components and features for our Madden franchise with a focus on code quality, extensibility and testability, and to provide support to engineers on the team. You will design next-generation game engine components used to power online gaming experiences and services.
What an Online Software Engineer does at EA:
- Participate in distributed agile development across multiple teams
- Write code and help with the designing for interfaces for game systems using C++ and object-oriented programming;
- Help evaluate system performance, troubleshoot, and develop complex modifications to applications
- Collaborate with other Software Engineers and Team Leads in developing recommendations to improve quality control and team productivity
- Work directly with both client and server teams to maintain high-traffic services for multi-platform games
- Iterate and design improvements to live systems and workflows
- Identify bottlenecks and slow queries and improve them.
The next great EA Online Software Engineer also needs:
- Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.
- 5+ years of development experience in Agile/Scrum environment
- Proficiency with C++ with an emphasis on OOP/D
- Experience with MySQL or similar relational database
- Experience in a Windows environment. Linux experience is a plus.
- Experience with client-server architectures, basic network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP and UDP), concurrency, and latency
- Multithreaded programming and debugging experience
- Experience with scripting languages (i.e. Lua, Python), XML and C#.
- Test and debug other Software Engineer's code competently
- Knowledge of source code management: Git or Perforce is preferred
- Fluent in English
What's in it for you? Glad you asked!
Since we realize it takes excellent people to make outstanding games, we offer great benefits packages and a culture that are motivated by creativity and passion. You will also get a benefit package that includes medical and life insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, stocks programs, fitness reimbursement, flex benefit program…and of course, free video games.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
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