C++ Software Engineer - Madden
Sports - Austin, TX

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Role Overview

Using C++ as the primary development language, the Software Engineer will be responsible for developing prototype applications, adding new features to the game, as well as improving and maintaining existing code.

Writes technical design specifications.

Creates and maintains modular interface components.

Develops common code to extend existing EA proprietary shared libraries

Profiling and optimizing software components.

Uses existing code bases & libraries, including contributing to and/or authoring Best Practices and SE Guidelines

What skills does EA look for?

Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent training and professional experience

Proficiency with C++

Experience in a Client/Server environment

Basic SQL or MySQL knowledge is preferred

Experience in object-oriented design and implementation

Demonstrated knowledge of good software engineering practices

Understanding of memory management, multiple processor use, and runtime optimization

Strong math skills including trigonometry, calculus and linear algebra..

Ability to test, debug, and extend other Software Engineer's code competently.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

Constantly innovate how to improve product quality as well as group productivity.

Excellent decision making capabilities.

Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions.

Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects/tasks.

Experience with scripting languages (Perl, Python, Lua) and C#. is an asset

Knowledge and experience using Flash and specifically in tandem with Actionscript is an asset

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