Server Engineer

PUBLISHED: November 4, 2019
EA/TRACK TWENTY, Helsinki

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And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead

The Electronic Arts’ Tracktwenty Studio in Helsinki, Finland is seeking to new talented people to join their team. Tracktwenty is the developer of the hugely successful mobile title SimCity BuildIt. To date SimCity BuildIt has been played by more than 200 million gamers around the world and received multiple awards like the Best of Apple 2015. Now the studio is working on a new exciting title. Do you want to be part of the next big success on mobile?

Role Overview

We’re looking for talented and dedicated Server-Side Programmer who will thrive in dynamic, ever-changing development and live service environment. As a Server Programmer within the Tracktwenty Studio you’ll be working as part of the experienced team on the development with a strong focus on designing, building and deploying highly scalable server architectures for connected functionality for games.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for backend software development that supports mobile games integrated connectivity (iOS, Android, etc.)
  • Identify communication risks and work effectively to mitigate them.
  • Work with core backend services and database layer communications.
  • Implement and maintain telemetry reporting systems.
  • Develop optimized and scalable services.
  • Profile and optimize software components of the application.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to integrate these systems and services.
  • Take ownership of large features from conception to delivery.
  • Define technical requirements, write technical design specifications as needed.
  • Testing, debugging and support of all code written.
  • Understanding of professional software development methodologies, QA and testing approaches.
  • Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving skills; solution-oriented individual.
  • Operates and delivers in a fast-paced and dynamic environment to meet high quality standards.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and grow professionally.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of server-side programming languages with fluency in Java.
  • Experience with database design and usage in scalable systems. Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL such as Redis and MongoDB are all a plus.
  • Experience in AWS EC2/ECS or other cloud platforms.
  • Familiarity with RESTful Web services.
  • Knowledge of *nix in a server environment, and the impact of system configuration and settings on application software is required.
  • Strong knowledge of source code management in a collaborative environment.
  • Java, JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, Python, C++, Objective C & C# all plusses.
  • Experience developing on iOS or Android architectures, including online connectivity a plus.
  • Experience in using automated testing, unit testing, or Configuration Management processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience).

 

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