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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

We Are EA

And we make games - How cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative and passionate people in the industry.

Save the planet from Alien Invaders. Score the winning touchdown.

Yup - It's the coolest job on the planet!

The Challenge Ahead:

Is to build our new cross-game, cross-platform digital economy and trading platform. This large scale, always-on services will power the virtual-economies of EA’s network of games that will be experienced by tens of millions of daily active users. You'll have the opportunity to build sophisticated platform capabilities handling several hundred-thousand requests per second, and driving the player engagement of many of the industries most popular titles. You'll be able to build server-side systems that deliver new functionality within the larger Digital Platform, as well as work on regular improvements to the systems to keep them at top notch performance.

What a Software Engineer III does within EADP Marketplace Division at EA:

As a Software Engineer III, your primary responsibility will be to lead the software design and architecture process of our new systems. Most of your time will be spent developing features and optimizing performance, robustness, and scalability of server systems. You will also spend time working with product managers to innovate new features to support EA's many games and reduce technical debt associated with legacy systems through innovation and automation. Additionally, you will be a champion for best practices within the engineering team.


  • Roughly 75% hands on coding

  • Create and work on large scale distributed backend services creating new features and updating existing capabilities

  • Resolve defects during QA testing, preproduction, production and from the live environment

  • Work with multiple game studios on multiple different platforms who use the services and features you create to complete user facing features

  • Architect and design large portions of the software from features to entire applications

  • Grow and guide other engineers

  • Occasional off-hours support for development needs and support of the live environment helping to ensure our consumer experience is always world class

Required Skills / Experience:

  • A passion for working in gaming

  • 7 or more years’ experience developing software (preferably in Go/Kotlin/Java)

  • 4 or more years’ experience working on online services at Internet consumer scale

  • Experience working on high traffic services and highly scalable systems

  • Experience working with cloud technologies to build SaaS applications

  • Use of technologies such as Redis, Kafka, NoSQL systems in production systems and other OSS tech

  • Superb communication skills: Demonstrated ability to explain technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process

  • Superb ability to take high level direction and know how to execute against it

  • Strong understanding of DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Agile development

  • Experience developing, maintaining, and innovating large scale distributed applications

Nice to have Skills:

  • Experience with one or more scripting languages

  • Experience with Actor model (e.g., Orbit, Akka)

  • Experience with load testing and system analysis

  • Experience working with remote teams

  • Domain experience in economics, commerce, and/or fraud areas

What's In It For YOU? Glad You Asked!

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, pension with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. Health, Dental, Financial offered (ESPP and RRSP matching); Bonus and relocation assistance also offered.

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.