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Server Software Engineer Winter Co-op 2018
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Electronic Arts | Sacramento, CA
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Job Description

At EA, we thrive on outrageous thinking. It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're innovators and great storytellers. But it's not just about amazing your peers - it's about amazing yourself. Take risks. Collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day.

EA Sacramento is home to Capital Games, a mobile game studio located in Midtown Sacramento, downtown Sacramento's premier neighborhood. We are a close-knit group of passionate gamers, obsessed with the creation of genre-defining mobile RPG games, and the live services necessary to support them. Come make your impact at an EA studio with a start-up feel. Check out our studio and games.

We're looking for a Server Software Engineer Intern to join the team behind Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, one of EA's most successful games. With a large-scale mobile game, we're pushing the boundaries on every front so you'll get a chance to stretch beyond your comfort zone and have the ability to learn while you contribute. Our team culture is collaborative and high-performance and we expect everyone to approach development with a Player First perspective.

As a Server Software Engineer Intern for a core mobile game at EA, you will:

* Assist with the design & development of an ultra-fast, massively scalable, highly available game service
* Help implement security best practices and original techniques to keep user data secure and prevent cheating
* Work with designers, client engineering, and production teams to achieve service goals and objectives
* Apply and improve server deployment and troubleshooting strategies that maximize uptime

Seeking Candidates with:

* A strong desire to create scalable services using Java, relational and non-relational databases
* Experience with IaaS and/or PaaS offerings like Amazon Web Services and/or Google App Engine a plus
* Strong working knowledge of large scale live service operations a plus
* Java skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Understanding of stable change management practices in a live service environment

Knowledge of the following is a plus:

* DynamoDB
* Redshift
* Kinesis
* Redis
* Tomcat
* Spring
* Linux
* An interest in playing games

EA 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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA develops, markets, publishes and distributes video game software and content that can be played by consumers on a variety of platforms, including video game consoles, such as the PLAYSTATION 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii; personal computers (PCs), including the Macintosh; handheld game players, such as the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Nintendo DS, and wireless devices, such as cellular phones and smart phones, including the Apple iPhone. The Company's products for videogame consoles, PCs and handhelds are delivered on physical media (disks and cartridges) that are sold at retail stores and through mail-order (packaged goods products). Some electronically delivered content and services are add-ons or are related to its packaged goods products (add-on content or matchmaking services); while other games, content and services that it offers, such as games for wireless devices, and Internet-only games, are available only through electronic delivery.