EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games. After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining, interactive football experiences with the world's biggest football entertainment platform, EA SPORTS™ FC, we are soon beginning an exciting new era. EA SPORTS™ FC will become the future of football from EA SPORTS – as we strive to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of football fans everywhere.
With more opportunity than ever to innovate and create new, authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity, and immersion to a global community of fans, we invite you to join us and pioneer the future of football with EA SPORTS!
Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.
About the job
EA Sports FC is the most popular and bestselling sports video game in the world, providing unmatched emotion, quality and authenticity to millions of fans.
Ultimate Team is a popular mode within EA Sports FC that lets you build your dream squad, play matches to earn Coins, use the Transfer Market to buy and sell Player Items, and create your Ultimate Team to make your mark on the pitch.
Behind the scenes, Ultimate Team is a live service with multiple platforms (console clients, PC, comp app, web app) working with online services to make the mode a success. In this context, Java Server Engineers are involved in the server development process from architecture and technical design to implementation, debugging on multiple platforms, working on complex problems (big data, load, up-time, commerce) alongside Designers, Producers and other Engineers.
The job can be OnSite Hybrid (Bucharest) or Offsite Remote (Romania), depending on your preferences.
What you will do as a Java Server engineer
You will work on the development of Ultimate Team by implementing new features and maintaining existing ones. The features developed by Java Server engineers provide backend functionality for multi-platform, user-facing clients and internal tools within Ultimate Team. You will collaborate within a large team, both local and across other EA studios (Bucharest and Vancouver).
3+ years of experience developing Java object-oriented software
Java programming skills
Experience working on backend services/servers (REST APIs over HTTP).
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent Software Engineering skills
University Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
Unit/ Mock Testing (J-Unit, Mockito)
Continuous Integration CI/CD (Jenkins or similar)
Basic Linux/shell commands.
Experience with design patterns; Microservices, domain-driven design
Experience with GCP (Google Cloud Platform) is nice to have
Experience with Spring Boot is nice to have
Experience with load testing and system analysis is nice to have
What's in it for you? Glad you asked!
We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great benefits and compensation packages and a culture that values creativity and individuality.
Why WE are here?
We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together experienced people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.
Join us in driving the next revolution in games.
About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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.