Location: Montréal

Engineering Manager - Frostbite in Montréal at EA

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  • Type: Full time
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  • Date of publication: 19 Nov 2019
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Company Description

Electronic Arts Inc. est un chef de file mondial dans le secteur du divertissement numérique interactif. La société développe et publie des jeux, du contenu et des services en ligne pour consoles connectées à Internet, appareils mobiles et ordinateurs. EA compte plus de 300 millions de joueurs inscrits dans le monde entier.

Job Summary

We are Frostbite

Frostbite is EA’s state of the art multi-platform game development engine. We empower game creators to shape the future of gaming and we achieve this by developing leading-edge engine features and world class tools. Our talented team from across the globe is dedicated to building innovative technology and working closely with teams across EA to ship amazing games. Frostbite powers some of our industries’ most visually stunning games with deep player experiences in the industry.

What does the Frostbite team do?

We develop the Frostbite engine, EA’s state of the art multi-platform game development engine. Working on Frostbite means bringing the engine to some of the most acclaimed franchises in the business such as Battlefield and FIFA. Frostbite leverages its proprietary technical advantages to empower game creators to shape games and push the boundaries of what they can achieve.

Creating and applying leading-edge technology in the gaming industry is not easy but it is increasingly the difference-maker between an evolutionary game and a revolutionary one. Here at Frostbite, we are setting the bar high and have a team of great engineers who are dedicated, capable and willing to reach it to ship the next awesome game. We are located across North America (Vancouver, Edmonton, Orlando, Montreal) and Europe (Guildford, Stockholm, Bucharest).

One-liner - Hiring, motivating and managing engineers to execute the Frostbite product roadmap. Responsible for the team’s results, retention and health.

People Management

  • Hire, motivate and manage engineers to execute the Frostbite product roadmap.
  • Longer term career growth assistance - the individual owns their career.
  • Mentoring and coaching to improve software engineering skills/practices, where skills are specialist, ensuring the coaching is done by experts in the domain. 

Team or Domain Tech Leadership

  • Engineer Productivity - drive for continuous improvement in effective workflows, equipment, tools and iteration loops.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient design in place before work is carried out. Use tools such as code reviews to ensure results are as expected and deliver on the product roadmap.
  • Responsible for quality (Maintainability, tested, documented, etc).
  • Responsible for the shipping of runtime, tools, workflows etc, for their assigned domain.
  • Be a technical process champion within the team.
  • Fostering an agile engineering culture that values delivery, quality and good craftsmanship.

Skills required

  • Software Engineering Leadership - Know how to develop quality software and know if we are on track to do that with the current plan/work.
  • Distributed Development – Have experience in distributed/remote development across multiple locations and with managing people remotely.
  • Team/People leadership skills - must be effective people managers. - Must be able to get the best out of a diverse team of people even when delivery pressure is high.
  • Deep domain knowledge. In most cases we will look for managers to be deeply knowledgeable in the technology space of their team to allow them the best chance of being able to determine if the team is making quality software for the purpose requested.

Professional Interactions expected:

  • Work with the TD of the domain to ensure that production work has a design and that any local and global architecture implications are understood.
  • Work with QV to ensure that we have a clear testing strategy for all current and developing technology, including a clear understanding of benchmarking, code coverage and working together on root cause analysis.
  • Work with the Program/Project management team to help build solid plans for the next quarter and track the progress of commitments for this quarter.
  • The Engineering Managers should have a voice in the building of the roadmap but their main focus will be on how we deliver (with the TD) rather than what.
  • This function might be carried out as part of a matrix organisation. This might mean the Engineering Manager will carry out some of this role with one group of people and other parts with another.

What else is in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages. Since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality.   

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