The Senior Manager, Innovation Labs Engineering for WWCE’s core R&D team and executes the technology research strategy key to improving customer experience. This role leads our internal prototyping team to experiment with new technology and build Proof-of-Concepts (POCs). This Sr. Manager harnesses their technology acumen to influence business strategy and product roadmaps critical to the player experience both within WWCE and across EA.
This role works with multiple teams across EA including WWCE, EADP, EAIT, EA Security, and game studio teams. They build relationships with large external partners such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, as well as smaller technology startups with high potential solutions relevant to gaming and player experience. They are responsible for managing and developing a team of prototypers to deliver innovative solutions.
Manage rapid prototyping and agile software development projects
Directly manage the Innovation Labs engineer(s)
Identify, test, and assess emerging technologies relevant to customer experience
Manage Innovation Labs tech infrastructure
Work closely with pilot and research managers to provide technical leadership and documentation for active Innovation Labs tests
Partner with other technology organizations including WWCE Product Management, EAIT Player Experience, EA Digital Platform to ensure alignment and awareness of active technology tests
Perform architecture, design and code reviews
Advocate clean code and clean architecture principles in software development
Ensure documentation with proper technical specifications
Bachelor or Masters degree in Technology or Computer Science fields
5+ years of experience as an engineer and 3+ years of experience in a leadership role
High level of creativity and curiosity
Experience designing and developing proof of concepts and prototypes
Full stack programming skills (Java, Python, NodeJs, React)
Experience building scalable products on the cloud (AWS knowledge a big benefit)
Experience in SQL and NoSQL databases
Knowledge with Docker & Kubernetes, Gitlab CI/CD & Jenkins
Experience working in Agile development methodologies
Experience working in a distributed global team
Salesforce (Lightning & Visualforce) knowledge is a plus
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