EA Games Seattle

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Mar 6 19 Comments

Hi, How is EA seattle formerly PopCap games. Interviewed for a cloud based position and was offered 135K base. Is this a stable team and worth relocating from bay area?

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  • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
    Do they pay out base salary in installments of $14.99?
    135K is low unless you're new grad-ish
    Mar 6 2
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      wooba

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      $14.99? 4 years of experience and this is more toward infrastructure engineering.
      Mar 6
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      wooba

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      135K base + 15% Bonus + 70K stock
      Mar 6
  • You certainly make more than me. PopCap is a sinking ship, though, steer very clear. This isn’t pessimism; they haven’t released a hit game since PvZ 2 in 2013. They have had multiple major layoffs since then and their studio is steadily shrinking.
    Mar 6 5
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      wooba

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      Current TC 140K in SJC, CA
      Mar 6
    • Cisco / IT
      wooba

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      This is the cloud team there more dealing with Kubernetes and AWS stuff not much related to game dev, mostly infrastructure.
      Mar 6
    • For the games industry it’s a very good salary. But the studio may not be around long. On the plus side, Amazon Game Studios is hiring a ton nearby so that would be a good place to jump to (depending on what you want). Facebook also.
      Mar 6
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      wooba

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      Thanks!! As said this is more of cloud infrastructure, is this any stable particularly in EA seattle as i at least heard that the Cloud team is good here at SF-Redwood.
      Mar 6
    • I believe cloud team is going strong though. Also pay seems great for the location as well
      Mar 6
  • Epic Games / Eng
    uSko17

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    Epic has a lot of Kubernetes AWS stuff going on, is actively hiring, and will probably pay you better. We have a lot more open than is listed on the site
    Mar 6 4
    • Is it safe to say that a cloud developer makes more than a game client engineer?
      Mar 6
    • Cisco / IT
      wooba

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      Thanks!! How to check the careers available in the specific area is there any recruiter i can reach specifically
      Mar 6
    • Epic Games / Eng
      uSko17

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      I think cloud developers are paid competitively for Seattle for that field in terms of base pay.

      I would apply to this and mention infrastructure engineering to the recruiter. If they don't get back to you in a week ping me on here.
      Mar 6
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      uSko17

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      Mar 6
  • There's a lot more going on at EA Seattle than PopCap. A lot of technical teams have been moved there.
    Mar 6 2
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      wooba

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      Do you have any information on the core cloud team doing much on AWS, Kubernetes and all?
      Mar 6
    • Unfortunately no. I just know that there are various teams @ EA Seattle that have nothing to do with PopCap and are part of central EA teams. As you've probably seen in the news, EA is going hard on cloud gaming. Microsoft too and possibly Amazon. The talent is there so it only make sense for EA to be where the talent is.
      Mar 6
  • Hows your current TC?
    Mar 6 1
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      wooba

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      Current TC 140K in SJC, CA
      Mar 6

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