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Senior Technical Director, Engineering (EAX)

Vancouver, Canada | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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In your role as Senior TD on the EAX engineering team, you will build a strong team and depending on requirements, delivering a set of varied technical capabilities, across graphql layers, web application, design systems, client application, publishing pipelines and an SRE function. This means building an awesome team, partnering with the teams and responsibilities that your teams will support, always with an eye on how to achieve the best quality capabilities and services that our players can rely on. As part of the broader Engineering leadership team, you will be an essential contributor to the EAX team based in our Still Creek location.


Joining EAX means joining the team shaping EA’s subscription services now spanning three major platforms; building consumer experiences that power EA’s games and promoting more personalized, socially connected, and frictionless experiences; and expand our platforms across web, PC, mobile, the cloud and beyond so our players can get into the games they want to play and stay connected while playing. We like to say that “we see farther”, and are committed to driving innovation to meet player needs today and in the future. 


You’re someone with a proven track record for:


Leading and motivating large global engineering teams, with an understanding of operational considerations for shipping product to tens or hundreds of millions of users, including live service support considerations

Maintaining calm. You know how to motivate and energize your teams.

Providing internal services and capabilities to internal customers as well and and users. 


You also bring the following skills or experiences to our team:


10+ years of relevant experience

Broad technical experience including an advanced understanding of patterns across: Full stack software development, Content/Publishing, Design System, and SRE

Experience with Continuous Delivery, and Agile development, including feature flags and experimentation frameworks

Among others, experience across back-end graphQL and REST APIs, frontend build tools such as npm scripts and webpack, React/Redux and Angular, AWS, CI tooling

Understanding of common architectural and design patterns

Experience with Design Systems and how they contribute to quality and consistency 

Expertise in optimizing solutions.

Nice to haves for this role are experience with the Qt framework, GraphQL at scale, Node.js, Apollo, React/React Native, SRE principles, public cloud, CMS solutions, git, p4, JIRA. 


In a typical week, the Sr Technical Director could be…


Reviewing architecture for a new solution which needs to scale to tens of millions of players

Optimizing processes or the developer workflow

Helping your teams write high quality goals/OKRs 

Coaching and mentoring your reports and teams


You’ll build relationships and work with…


Product Management, Design, Reliability Engineering, Content Publishing, Quality Verification and Automation teams, and vendors to ensure product requirements are met at-quality and meeting indicators.

Technical leadership and other groups to determine, road map and provide the best technical strategy and engineering standards to allow our business direction


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