Senior Software Engineer - Backend GluSports

At Glu Mobile
  • Full Time
  • Employee

Posted on August 3rd

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GluSports is a Glu Mobile studio and now part of the Electronic Arts family. The combination of our talented teams at Glu and EA position us as a leader in the largest gaming category in the world. We are forming a powerful growth engine that will expand our current games and deliver more amazing new experiences across sports, lifestyle, mid-core, and casual for players everywhere. Come join us!

Team Overview
GluSports is a studio with a strong culture of ownership and agency. We work in a lively, collaborative environment and are passionate about producing the types of games and content that we’d love to play. We’ve had amazing success with MLB Tap Sports Baseball, WWE Universe and we're working hard on our newest title! Our studio prides itself on having intensely driven people who love having a great time at work and being part of a winning team.

Whether you are a massive sports fan or not, our studio prides itself on having intensely passionate people who love having a great time at work and being part of a winning team down in Foster City. 

Responsibilities:
  • Architect systems and solutions that will service millions of users of GluSports games
  • Design and develop server-authoritative flows and game features
  • Create backend unit and integration tests, help write test cases with/for QA
  • Identify and coordinate codebase improvements and promote best practices
  • Plan for and pivot the team for new challenges that arise during development
  • Ensure security, performance and scalability of services
  • Work with your manager and team to help estimate task efforts and plan appropriate sprint workloads

Requirements:
  • BS/MS Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of professional development experience building backend services for mobile apps with millions of daily users
  • Excellent working knowledge of OOP, design patterns, algorithms, and data structures
  • Expertise in Java/JEE Development including the Spring Framework, REST Services, and multithreaded environments
  • Expertise with relational databases (e.g. MySQL), NoSQL databases (e.g. DynamoDB, Couchbase) and caching technologies (e.g. Redis)
  • Expertise with AWS or other cloud archictecture
  • Experience with web development frameworks, preferably Ruby on Rails
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Proficient in Git and git-related work flows

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 maternity and paternity 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.

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