Senior Backend Engineer for Game Studio

  • Jul 17th 2019
  • Developers / Engineers
  • Full-Time
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Remote OK

Six Month Term Position

Remote OK (will need to overlap at least 4 hours PDT) or Vancouver

We're looking for exceptional Back-end Engineers who have a passion for the gaming field to join our Studio team, and help us develop secure and functional code for the next wave of our top-tier blockchain games.

What we'll accomplish together:

  • Make every interaction with our games a delightful, and polished player experience.
  • Contribute to the ideation, technical design, implementation, and testing of game features.
  • Improve technical skills and share knowledge with the rest of the team.
  • Adopt best practices in software and game development and refine our workflow.
  • Ship features with the users in mind and strive to provide them with a great experience.- Identify areas where our technical stack can be improved, prioritize them with the team, and contribute to their implementation.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Experience with game development pipelines for web, mobile, or console- Consistently stays on top of new backend trends, methodologies and best practices, especially as it relates to web-based gaming and web app development.
  • Solid understanding of what makes a game fun and interesting to play- Contributes and enforces standards throughout our game development process.
  • Identifies sub-optimal processes and communicates alternatives to the team.
  • Understands products enough to be able to effectively prioritize engineering tasks when necessary.
  • Is a strong communicator that can collaborate well with game designers, producers, delivery managers, creative, and marketing teams (ie technical and non-technical audiences).
  • Is comfortable with trying out new tools, failing fast, and diving into unknowns.
  • Is comfortable with database design and familiarity with database optimizations.
  • Understands and applies best practices of API development.
  • Is adamant about test coverage for all backend services.
  • Has proficiency in Golang or Javascript, and Node.js.
  • Has proficiency with PostgreSQL

Bonus points if you have the following:

  • Understands the deployment process, and is comfortable with docker, containers, and kubernetes.
  • Has a strong understanding of applications and API security.
  • Has familiarity with playing blockchain games.
  • Has experience interacting with a blockchain. Eg. Signing and sending transactions. Reading transactions off the chain.
  • Has experience with Unity

Sound like you? Let's connect!

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