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Electronic Arts

DevOps Software Engineer - FIFA

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Electronic Arts
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Vancouver, BC

The EA SPORTS DevOps team is looking for a DevOps Engineer to join our team. We're looking for candidates with experience in both network and Unix/Linux administration and passion for technology.

You will partner with the Operations Development Director and Technical Lead to estimate and build projects and provide excellent results. You should have experience working with large-scale systems. The successful candidate should be passionate building automation to reduce manual tasks. This role will also involve some on-call support tasks.


  • Designs, configures and supports all server environments; analyzes the processes for year-over-year efficiency improvements
  • Troubleshoot application, network, and server-level problems
  • Troubleshoots game server infrastructure at various layers, including network, load balancing, operating system, database, cache, and application
  • Participates in an on-call rotation to support feature launches, live events, and critical-level incident escalations
  • Evaluate and adopt technologies which improve the team efficiency and platform capabilities
  • Works with a global team within a follow the sun model
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and alerting is in place to detect and troubleshoot problem
  • Analyzes incidents in a consistent postmortem process to ensure preventative measures and/or sufficient monitoring is in place to reduce time to restore in the future
  • Utilizes industry-standard CI/CD tools to build pipelines that automate common operational tasks


  • 4+ years of relevant experience with design, deployment and support of Linux-based server infrastructures
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies and technologies, (Docker, Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • Collaboration, Automation, Lean, Measurement, Sharing
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Python, Java, JavaScript, or Ruby
  • Experience developing workflow automations and tools utilizing programming languages such as: Python, Bash, Java, JavaScript or Ruby
  • Working knowledge of version control systems such as GIT or Perforce
  • Experience of common scripting. (Perl, Shell, Python, PHP, the more the better)
  • Possesses a security-conscious mindset for server infrastructure design, utilizing the principle of least privilege wherever possible
  • Understands the purpose and operation of the various protocols that support TCP/IP-networked infrastructures
  • Experience with public cloud hosting services with an API-oriented approach to programmatically manage resources

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with advanced networking concepts, infrastructure and protocols. Key areas of knowledge include load balancing, routing principles, secure network design and internet service performance tuning
  • Experience with administration and usage of relational database systems, especially MySQL and PostgreSQL along with SQL experience for DML and DDL commands
  • Experience with administration and usage of document and key-value stores such as Cassandra, Memcached, Redis, RethinkDB, or MongoDB
  • Experience with agile development
  • Experience to Jira/Jaas

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.