Senior Software Engineer I

Electronic Arts
Vancouver British Columbia Canada
29 days ago

The EA Digital Platform (EADP) group is the core powering the global EA ecosystem. We provide the foundation for all of EA’s incredible games and player experiences with high-level platforms like Cloud, Commerce, Data and AI, Gameplay Services, Identity, Social, Economies and more. By providing reusable capabilities that game teams can easily integrate, we let them focus on making some of the best games in the world and creating meaningful relationships with our players. We’re behind the curtain, making it all work together as a central technology provider. Come power the future of play with us.

The Challenge Ahead:

EA’s Digital Platform’s Customer and Platform Enablement Team builds a variety of software products from full-stack UI administration tools to backend services that require 10’s of thousands of requests per second throughput, are secure and cost effective. We coordinate with multiple internal teams, working together to build products used by game teams. Our products require solutions that are customer focused and easy to integrate with solving the needs of game teams building amazing games. Our senior software engineers are technical leaders in these spaces, are open minded problem solvers and force multipliers to the people around them.

Your Work With Us:

Your day-to-day is a healthy mix of hands-on software development, problem solving, working with customers and assisting junior team members. Your people-first approach to being a senior engineer means you can coach and guide as lead by example with your exemplary coding and debugging skills. The team is cross-disciplined software engineers who are distributed across Canada and the US.

Live 24x7 services means on-call is a part of the responsibilities with deployments bringing new features directly to your customers. You understand that our work isn’t done until it is in customers hands, so being an example of high quality software and related processes is key. Debugging is second nature and you find hard problems challenging, remaining calm and collective when under pressure of debugging a live issue that may be impacting the player.

You are a partner to the engineer lead on technical needs and team needs including areas such as project scoping, design and working with the engineer team. Accountability to technical solutions is important and you enjoy building and creating software applications that meet the needs of the business and the customers effectively and efficiently.

This role is a tactical partnership with the Engineering Manager whom you would report to. You work together to move the product forward, ensure technical needs are met, blockers are resolved and foster a team of software engineers to build quality features into our products. Products which require full stack software engineering skills from frontend to backend and more.

Your Experience:

You are an experienced backend service software engineer with more than 8+ years of experience writing software of varying complexities, having specialized in at least two programming languages such Typescript or Java. You are a backend service software developer first that also works with UI. You have developed products that are in production and are used by customers. Your familiar technologies include Spring Boot, React, Redis, various databases, AWS, Docker and Kubernetes. You find it normal to learn new programming languages and are open to new technologies. Debugging is second nature to you and you are successful at it, even when in new or unfamiliar territory, you're able to critically think through the problem.

You understand that leadership skills are important principles that complement your strong software engineering abilities. You are a software developer having built backend java and/or node applications and understand performance, security, caching, permissions, Kubernetes, metrics, builds and pipelines and more. Front end JavaScript, React UI based applications are also in your portfolio of completed software projects. You understand the importance of customer experiences and how we write our code can affect that.

The following areas would be great to have as a way to further enhance your success in this role:


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $114,050 - $185,250 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

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