Network Engineer

Job Category: Network Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bucharest

The Information Technology group (EAIT) works as a global team to empower EA’s employees and business operations to be creative, collaborative, and productive. As a digital entertainment company, EA’s enterprise technology needs are diverse and span across game development, workforce collaboration, marketing, publishing, player experience, security, and corporate activities. Our mission is to bring creative technology services to each of these areas, working across the company to “ensure better play.”

You will report to the Senior Manager, Network Architecture and Engineering based in Guildford, and you will have a team of supportive colleagues that would be happy to work with you in a flat organization structure where you will be encouraged to be part of a diverse team.

The challenge ahead:

The Network Engineer will be part of a team responsible for delivering corporate network services for data center and branch offices in an important enterprise. You will encompass engineering, delivery, operational support, performance management, network analysis, metric reporting, and administration for the EA Enterprise Network.

New non-incumbent role is established to develop passionate staff. This is an entry to mid-level role amongst senior delivery engineering team, essentially a junior position with opportunity for advancement. Opportunity exists for the candidate to specialize expertise in network programmability, cloud, data center, backbone, security, or wireless areas.


  • configure and maintain network gear
  • capacity planning, performance tuning, and configuration optimization
  • Plan changes, assessing and mitigating risks
  • provision new services, migrate existing services, circuits.
  • conduct feasibility, impact, and cost studies, develop solution options
  • highest level operational support, assessment, break/fix, incident resolution
  • draw diagrams, producing solution (physical and logical) documentation
  • develop and evaluate network performance criteria and measurement methodology
  • configuration and deployment of network services in consideration of architectural standards
  • use network tools for administration, maintenance, automation, and visualization/reporting
  • conduct economic and population growth studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections


  • Be passionate about network technology and demonstrate awareness of industry trends/direction.
  • 2 + year experience in delivery, provisioning and troubleshooting of networks.
  • Experience with OSI Reference model and IETF TCP/IP suite and typical implementations.
  • Experience with OSPF and BGP routing protocols for routed protocols IPv4/IPv6.
  • Experience with the hierarchical network and next gen firewall platforms architectures.

If you have network programmability background:

  • Knowledge of intent-based networking solutions
  • Experience of Software-defined Networking and network controllers
  • Understanding of APIs and the use of YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF
  • Working knowledge of SD-WAN solutions, for example, Viptela and Talari

If you have cloud background:

  • Have a working knowledge of cloud deployment models e.g. Public, Private, Community, and Hybrid
  • Experience with different vendor cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience of cloud automation and orchestration e.g. Chef, coolPuppet, Ansible
  • Knowledge of common cloud characteristics e.g. on-demand self-service, elasticity, multi-tenancy
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS)

If you have Cisco data center background:

  • Good knowledge of 2 Tier, 3 Tier and spine-leaf architecture
  • Good knowledge network virtualization
  • Experience with the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
  • Understanding of SDN, network function virtualization, OpenDaylight
  • Understanding of the concepts of overlays e.g. OTV, VXLAN
  • Experience with data, control, and management planes

If you have Cisco R&S background:

  • Practical and conceptual knowledge of routing and switching technology, static and dynamic routing protocols, network planes.
  • Fundamental working knowledge of Cisco routing and switching technologies including Catalyst and Nexus switching, and ISR/ASR routing platforms.
  • Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA)
  • Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) or intent to pursue/maintain

If you have network security background:

  • Practical and conceptual knowledge of network firewall behavior, features, capabilities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Cisco firewalling, RAS VPNs, Palo Alto or Juniper SRX
  • Basic proficiency of next-generation firewalls (i.e. Palo Alto or Fortinet).
  • Preferred proficiency with next gen firewalls feature sets like (User-ID, IPS, DLP)
  • Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA-Security)
  • Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) or intent to pursue/maintain

If you have a Cisco wireless background:

  • Good knowledge of Cisco Wireless, AP’s, RF science. Use the Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Good knowledge of Cisco ACS/ISE for AAA services.
  • Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA Wireless or CWNA)
  • Programming or development experience, at a minimum in scripts Windows/Unix scripting preference toward Python, or full programming language working knowledge.

About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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