Electronic Arts, Inc EAX Software Architect in Burnaby, British Columbia

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EAX Software Architect, EA Access

Want to work with strategically-positioned digital transformation technologies and participate in a rapidly growing subscription-based business?

Our team of highly talented engineers work closely with multiple game teams across many genres. Together, we develop a scalable multi-platform subscription service to engage existing and new gamers.

Problems we need to solve:

  • How do we create a single code base that scales to multiple console, mobile, PC and web platforms?

  • How do we couple front and backend technologies to deliver a captivating user experience?

  • How do we integrate with game teams to seamlessly upsell subscriptions?

  • How do we efficiently and seamlessly migrate existing technologies to a new tech stack?

Your responsibilities:

  • Design a robust architecture for a fast growing and exciting product that needs to efficiently span multiple platforms, seamlessly integrate into frontline titles, and scale to support millions of users.

  • Collaborate with the team to deliver the above architecture on time and within budget.

  • Work with 1st parties to procure requirements and resolve any issues to successfully land the release.

  • Join forces with game teams to understand how they integrate external technologies.

  • Mentor and grow a diverse development team consisting of both junior and senior engineers to bring out their best talent.

What you bring to the role:

  • 3+ years’ experience architecting large complex designs that span multiple platforms and technologies

  • Experience designing Single Page Application (SPA) systems from backend Content Management System (CMS) repositories to hosting environments that render content dynamically

  • Advanced Web development experience with a focus on JavaScript programming

  • A computer science degree or equivalent experience in the field

  • Ability to translate business requirements into scalable and maintainable systems

  • Leadership skills, able to motivate a team and drive best practices

  • Strong mentorship and the experience to grow engineers

  • Excellent planning and communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities

Nice to have:

  • Experience with JS frameworks like Polymer, React and Angular

  • Game team experience, especially with regards to SDK integration and support

  • Experience developing PS4 and Xbox One hub applications

  • Mobile (both responsive and native iOS/Android) development experience

  • C++ development experience building libraries and/or SPA container applications

Want to learn more about EAX?

EAX is a high performing team within EA that manages several digital distribution and subscription products including EA Access. Access allows users to purchase subscriptions and games on PC and console platforms. Users can stay connected to everything Access, take their pick of all the great games in ‘The Vault’ and play as much as they want for a low monthly, and even lower annual, subscription fee. In addition, they can put upcoming EA games to the test before the release date with exclusive Play First Trials.

Origin and the Origin Access subscription service: www.origin.com

EA Access Xbox One Hub and subscription service:www.eaaccess.com

Why join the EAX team?

  • Work on strategically positioned digital transformation technologies.

  • Be part of the exciting shift to a rapidly growing subscription based business.

  • Work on multiple console, mobile, PC and web platforms.

  • Work with a senior team of highly talented engineers.

  • Work closely with multiple game teams across multiple genres.

  • Good work life balance.

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