Back-End Systems Engineer

Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 11-50
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Job description

A fast-growing company founded by industry veterans to build the next generation of games is looking for a Back-End Systems Engineer. The engineer will support and take charge of the development of all back-end systems, deployment, update, infrastructure, and many more. The company has built its technology on top of cloud platforms using .NET 6 and C# in Linux. The ideal candidate is expected to have a good mix of technical execution know-how and experience in managing teams through technical and operational direction. This will be a full-time position with the potential to extend further. It requires an overlap with the PST time zone.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the entire application lifecycle, focusing on coding and debugging
  • Write clean code to develop functional web applications
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications
  • Perform UI tests to optimize performance
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic
  • Gather and address technical and design requirements
  • Provide training and support to internal teams
  • Develop the back-end systems and build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Liaise with developers, designers, and system administrators to identify new features
  • Report directly to the CTO and perform game server hosting setup and maintenance
  • Keep up with emerging technologies

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience as a back-end engineer
  • Proficient with .NET, Cloud technologies, and C#
  • Demonstrable skills in major cloud platforms - AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Extensive expertise in using Kubernetes, Docker, and containerized applications
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts such as transport protocols, VPNs, DNS, load balancing, virtual machines, ports, and firewalls
  • Expertise in security techniques like cryptographic protocols and methods, public and private keys, CORS, etc.
  • Understanding of different database technologies with accompanying tradeoffs  
  • Be conversant with database types like relational, document, graph, key/value, time series, and columnar
  • Possess relevant knowledge in CDNs, message queues, actor systems, local and distributed caches.
  • Excellent skills in profiling, capturing critical logs, and building dashboards monitoring the life of the product
  • Core competency in patching, versioning, and release management systems
  • Be an advocate of CI/CD pipelines

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