Now showing on EA’s job site, the position is available at DICE’s headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and will require the lucky candidate to become an expert on the latest cheat tactics, analyze players’ behavior data, sift through public reports, and take action on shady players when and if the need arises.
“The administrator will compose an absolutely vital function to secure the online experience our games represent by actively be a part of the community and keep up to date with the current cheat exposure,” reads the ad, continuing, “The administrator will also own the analytical work with our player behavior data to keep our leaderboards and game play filled with fair play.”
This is a good time for EA and DICE to be demonstrating a crack-down on cheaters. This month, a number of PC Battlefield 3 players were wrongfully banned by hackers in protest of DICE’s Punkbuster anti-cheat measures. DICE has since corrected the erroneous bans, but the wound is still fresh. Do you feel comforted by DICE’s anti-cheating strategy?