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Electronic Arts

Technical Director - Data Platform

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Electronic Arts
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Redwood City, CA

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

We are looking for a senior technical lead and architect to drive EAโ€™s data platform to the next level.

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with cross functional components including Data Platform, Pipelines, Query Engines, Data Ingestion tools, Schedulers, BI tools and Data Infrastructure.
  • Leverage massive data sets from 20+ game studios, and promote a data driven decision making process, and experimentation culture.
  • Serve as a domain expert, drive the strategic vision and bring the latest industry experience to the team.
  • Serve as an engineering architect to drive the technical direction, the architectural decision making and the technical roadmap.
  • Work with the product managers and customers directly to understand the use cases, come up with solutions and drive the areas of development with the best ROI.
  • Drive cross organizational collaboration/cooperation, working with data consumers across EA to support the data ecosystem.


  • Masterโ€™s degree or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and five (5) years of experience in the job offered or software engineering related occupation.
  • Alternatively, the employer will accept Ph.D. degree or foreign degree equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or software engineering related occupation.

Special Requirements: Position requires three (3) years of experience in each of the following skills:

  • Computer science with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, and software design.
  • Strong background in large scale data systems with experience in industry leading products used in the data lifecycle.
  • Experience in big data query optimization, metadata systems, scaling, performance and cloud systems
  • Software development experience, including clean reusable code, test-driven development, and continuous integration.
  • Working with databases, including columnar databases, relational databases or document databases.
  • Working with AWS, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Storm, Flink, Presto/Trino, Redshift, Snowflake or other data streaming and processing systems
  • Leading cross functional projects to deliver impactful customer experiences, including close collaboration with product managers, and directly working with end users.

Employment and background checks may be required

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.