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Madrid, Madrid (España)


Permanent position

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Full Time


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Lead Online Software Engineer

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning innovation, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences dedicated to growing the love of sports. EA SPORTS creates authentic, immersive, and fun experiences that invite a diverse audience of players to create, connect, compete, and self-express through industry-leading sports videogames and live services, including FIFA, Madden NFL, NHL, NBA LIVE, and EA SPORTS UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit http://www.easports.com.

EA’s NBA LIVE 18 had an impressive launch, thanks to many awesome features like The One, an all-new dynamic game experience centered around the player, the choices they make, and how they will define their legacy on the court.

Basketball in Spain produces some of the best international players to ever step foot on an NBA court. In addition, both of Spain’s women and men’s national teams dominate the European leagues, and are always in medal contention when the Olympics come around. That’s why EA SPORTS is excited to announce that we are expanding our NBA LIVE console team into Madrid - where the passion for the sport is only matched by the talent on the ground.

Interested in joining our team? EA Madrid is looking for passionate Software Engineers, UI Artists and Development Managers of all levels to develop genre-bending features like The One for our NBA LIVE franchise.

Minimum requirements

The next great EA Lead Online Software Engineer also needs:

Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.
9+ years of development experience in Agile/Scrum environment
2+ years of experience in a lead or product ownership role
Expert level proficiency with C++ with an emphasis on OOP/D
Experience with MySQL, SQL, as well as non-relational databases
Extensive Windows as well as Linux and/or Unix experience.
Experience with client-server architectures, network security, basic network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP and UDP), concurrency, load scaling considerations, object replication, as well as time synchronization and prediction
Experience with cross-play models; development and integration (Console, Web, Mobile, Social)
Multithreaded programming and debugging experience
Excellent Problem solving skills
Experience with scripting languages (i.e. Perl, Lua, Python), XML and C#.
Experience with ActionScript is a plus
Ability to test, debug, and extend other Software Engineer's code competently
Exposure to encryption algorithms (SSL, RSA).
Knowledge of source code management: Git or Perforce is preferred
Experience developing on XBoxOne and PS4 Platforms is a plus
Fluent in English


The Challenge Ahead:

To serve as a Software Development Lead for a team delivering major online gaming components and features for the Madden franchise. With a focus on code quality, extensibility as well as testability, will be responsible for tasking out work, mentoring, coaching, and leading a team of top class engineers. You will be required to design, implement and support next generation game engine components used to power online gaming experiences and services

What a Lead Online Software Engineer does at EA:

Lead and participate in distributed agile development across a team of software engineers
Develop, enhance, and champion best practices for online technical design and architecture specifications.
Develop and own leading reusable online server solutions, both systems and engines if required.
Work directly other game team leads and technical directors (Gameplay, UI, Presentation, Graphics, etc.) to integrate online features and services
Iterate, design, and implement improvements to live systems and workflows
Provide solutions that take into account network latency, de-synchronization of data between networked machines/players, packet compression, cheating and interrupted connections.
Identify emerging technical opportunities for online lives services delivery


What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

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 passion. You will also get a benefit package that includes medical and life insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, stocks programs, fitness reimbursement, flex benefit program…and of course, free video games.
At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Don’t Just Play It - Create It!

Company details
Full company nameElectronic Arts Software S.L.
EMail addresscquinteiro@contractor.ea.com
Location, Madrid (España)
ActivitiesDesarrollo de videojuegos
Edición de videojuegos
About this companyWe’re EA—the world’s largest video game publisher.
You’re probably familiar with many of our titles—Madden, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Battlefield, and Star Wars, to name but a few. But maybe you don’t know how we’re committed to creating games for every platform—from social to mobile to console—to give our consumers that Anytime, Anywhere access they demand. What does that mean for you? It means more opportunities to unleash your creative genius, be inspired by those leading their fields, and ignite your path in any direction you choose.