Software Engineer, Machine Learning



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Software Engineer, Machine Learning

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


Requisition Number:179975
Can this position be remote?: Yes

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

Machine Learning Software Engineer
EA Sports Quality Engineering is looking for a Machine Learning Software Engineer 3. Reporting to the Director of Product Management, you will design machine learning models and systems to improve game quality and solve complex software engineering problems. You will work with game designers, artists, and other software engineers to identify opportunities where machine learning can enhance game development and quality verification workflows. You bring hands-on coding expertise in Python and machine learning frameworks like PyTorch or TensorFlow, and strong software engineering skills.
  • Work with partners to identify opportunities where machine learning can improve game quality or developer productivity
  • Design, and implement neural network architectures and other machine learning models
  • Build end-to-end machine learning systems, including data collection/labelling, training pipelines, model deployment, and monitoring
  • Improve model performance through techniques like hyperparameter tuning, loss function design, and architecture design
  • Write clean, well-documented, well-tested code that integrates smoothly with existing codebases
  • Debug models and analyse results to uncover insights and improve systems
  • Clearly communicate complex technical concepts and tradeoffs to non-technical partners
  • Stay up-to-date on advancements in deep learning and adjacent fields through self-study, conferences, etc
Required Skills:
  • 5+ years professional software engineering experience
  • Python programming skills and expertise in ML frameworks like PyTorch, TensorFlow
  • Experience building, debugging, and shipping end-to-end ML systems
  • Proficiency in software engineering best practices: version control, testing, code review, etc
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Preferred Skills:
  • Background in computer vision, natural language processing, or other relevant ML domains
  • Experience applying ML to games or interactive 3D environments
  • Proficiency with C++ for understanding and modifying game code
  • Knowledge of game development processes and pipelines
  • Master's degree in CS or related technical field
Performance Competencies:
  • Ability to take vague requirements and design effective ML solutions
  • Solid judgement on when ML is (or is not) appropriate for a problem
  • Curiosity to learn new techniques independently as needed
  • Focus on shipping production ML systems, not just prototypes
  • Advocate for best practices in testing, documentation, ethics, and technical debt management
  • Eagerness to mentor and share ML knowledge across the organizations 


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $130,250 - $199,400
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $120,450 - $199,400
• Jersey City, NJ:
º $147,400 - $199,400
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $120,450 - $161,750
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $120,450 - $188,600

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.