The EA Digital Platform (EADP) organization powers 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 and Social. By providing reusable capabilities that game teams can easily integrate into their work, 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.

The Challenge Ahead:

Live service games are designed to keep players engaged and retained for years. They achieve this through continuous content updates, events, and personalized experiences. These games are the primary revenue generator for EA, accounting for approximately 75% of net bookings in FY23. Unlike traditional games released once and forgotten, live service games pose unique challenges for game studios regarding content creation, configuration, delivery, and personalization.

As a Backend Software Engineer, your work will involve building and maintaining the Live Services toolkit designed to support and empower EA's live services teams.

You will report directly to the Director of Engineering and collaborate with multiple Studios within EA. Your primary responsibility will be to lead our services' software design and architecture process, maintaining an inner source code repository and execution of new features while continually optimizing the performance and scalability of the product. You will also work with product managers to create new features to support EA's many games.

Additionally, you will champion best practices within the engineering team, demonstrating what good looks like as a role model and mentor to the team.


  • You will lead the technical design and architecture of major components in the tool stack.

  • You will work with customers and business leaders to understand customer needs and deliver incrementally on their highest priority features and requirements.

  • You will spend 70% of your time hands-on coding.

  • You will deploy services on cloud-based infrastructures such as Kubernetes.

  • You will grow and guide other engineers.


  • 7+ years of experience in distributed, scalable, resilient, high-performing systems

  • Knowledge of Git, or similar distributed source management system

  • Experience with continuous integration and delivery

  • Expertise across many different technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end storage systems and all points in between.

  • Superb ability to take high-level direction and drive to execution in an iterative model.


  • Experience with functional programming languages

  • Experience with infrastructure as code and cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, Azure

  • Knowledge of Java/Kotlin or GoLang

  • Knowledge of Kubernetes or modern stacks

  • Experience with Docker or similar container formats, modern stacks

Ceci ne s’applique pas au Québec.


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 $115,100 - $161,200 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.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.