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Senior Online Software Engineer

The studio behind the Project CARS and NFS Shift franchises is looking for a software engineer to join our Online team. 

You will be involved in all online areas of our games, including multiplayer gameplay, online competitions, friends, leaderboards, and much more. Use your knowledge and skills to help us drive our player experience to the next level.


  • Take an active part in the game design process to shape our online features
  • Work with various EA teams and technologies to implement all online features
  • Build stable, resilient, and maintainable systems
  • Help detect and mitigate malicious player activities by implementing various security features
  • Test and refine online features throughout the development process
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure a smooth integration of features into the game
  • Contribute to technical design documents
  • Help establish and maintain technical best practices
  • Code review peer’s work and provide constructive feedback
  • Participate in and/or lead training sessions to help grow both personal and team knowledge


  • C++ coding experience in video games
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Taken one or more games from start to finish in an online role
  • Comfortable with console programming APIs and associated compliance requirements
  • Experience working with multi-threaded architectures
  • A strong understanding of networking (topologies, sockets, protocols, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Client/Server & Peer-to-Peer packet handling, and latency / packet-loss mitigation techniques
  • Experience implementing standard multiplayer features (matchmaking, leaderboards, friends, etc.) 

Additional desirable experiences:

  • Use of dedicated servers for packet forwarding and / or authoritative gameplay
  • Backend service management (Authentication, Stats, DBs, Redis, etc.)
  • Implementing server-side features
  • Cross-platform play
  • EADP
  • Managing configuration and deployment of large-scale server environments
  • Load testing and scaling
  • Linux

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.

Senior Online Software Engineer

United Kingdom
Full time

Published on 07/29/2022

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