Paid 6-Month Software Engineer PhD Intern (Frostbite Physics) - Electronic Arts, Guildford, UK

We are EA

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres. 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. Our mission is to attract and grow a more diverse employee base through the cultivation of our early talent pipeline to shape EA's teams, culture and products. We create an overall enriching experience, empowering interns and graduates with the sense that "EA is where I want to be".

The Challenge Ahead:

Frostbite UK based in Electronic Arts Guildford is a growing team that plays a role in providing an outstanding cross-platform physics engine and features that directly inspire creativity in EA’s franchises. Following recent success with franchises such as FIFA, Dragon Age, Need For Speed, Battlefield, we are inviting applications from Ph.D. students to join our team as an Intern.


We are looking for an accomplished and motivated Software Engineer Ph.D. Intern to join our team and help provide outstanding physics technology on consoles, PC, iOS, and Android.

  • You will work on all aspects of software engineering, from design to testing and optimisation, as part of a highly skilled engineering team - a great opportunity to learn.

  • You will have the opportunity to engage with game teams and other central technology groups around the globe.


  • You are studying towards PhD

  • Available to commence a full-time, 6-month paid placement in July 2023.

  • Eligible to work in Guildford, UK, without the need for visa/relocation support

Desired Skills

  • C++ programming experience in games, physics, graphics, numerical simulations

  • Understanding of mechanics, maths, data-driven architectures, and numerical methods

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.