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Maxis Studios

Client Software Engineer

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Maxis Studios
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.

At Maxis, we excel at outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're trailblazers and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers โ€“ it's about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks. Work with dazzling minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day. The Sims 4 has an extremely unique player base, with 60% of our audience being women between the ages of 18-24. We are looking for someone with deep insights on how to create the best experience for our players.

You will report to a Development Manager. As a Client Software Engineer on The Sims, you will work on our client systems within the game. The work will range from rapid prototyping to production development. Most of the work will be done in C++.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use C++ to implement client features and systems.
  • Extend existing client systems and create new ones.
  • Work with designers, producers, content creators and other engineers to develop game features.
  • Write technical design documents detailing software requirements.
  • Write code with performance and memory usage in mind.
  • Debug code to document and fix bugs.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills under iteratively changing requirements during development
  • You can cater your messaging based on audience and with diverse teams.

Qualifications: Please note that you do not need to qualify for all requirements to be considered. We encourage you to apply if you can meet most of the requirements and are comfortable opening a dialog to be considered.

  • Bachelor'/Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in a hands-on development role. Working knowledge of modern C++.
  • Experience implementing complex game subsystems.
  • Experience with graphics libraries (DirectX'/OpenGL'/Metal) suggested. An understanding of geometry, linear algebra, calculus, and physics as they pertain to transformations and motions in 3D space.
  • Desktop development experience.
  • Experience with Windows platform and development tools (e.g. Visual Studio or other programming IDEs).
  • Skills debugging complex applications.
  • Experience optimizing existing game code to be more performant.

Pluses:

  • Mac development experience.
  • Console development experience.
  • Knowledge of Python, C#, or familiarity with WPF.
  • Demonstrate experience working in large data-driven games or applications.
  • Experience developing for large-scale live products.
  • Experience using static and performance analysis tools, automated testing, unit testing, and configuration management processes.
  • Familiarity with The Sims games on PC'/Mac'/consoles

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.