Senior Engineer, Backend Engineer - Gaming

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Kforce Technology Staffing
Full Time, Perm
Competitive

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Kforce is working with a top gaming firm located in New York, NY and they are searching for a Senior Engineer, Backend Engineer - Gaming. Inspired by minimalist art, this firm was created with the notion that beauty and fun are not mutually exclusive. Now as a successful studio, our goal is to provide the world with stylish and meaningful daily play experiences. The role requires a mix of strong technical expertise, engineering best practices, business engagement, hands-on architecture, projects delivery, and cross-team collaboration. In addition, you should love inspiring and mentoring junior engineers with varying levels of experience. Expertise on modern Server side software development methodologies, tools and operational processes should be a second nature to you. You should be articulate and comfortable standing your ground, as a senior member of the Technology team, you will interact directly with the product leaders, other technical managers, and the CTO.

As the technical expert on the backend engineering team, you will be responsible for:
* Game Services - set of advanced high performance globally scalable microservices that power single- and multi-player features in our games
* Game Management Tools - comprehensive LiveOps campaigns management and Customer Service tools that enable product and customer engagement teams to keep our games exciting and delight our players
* Analytics Services - set of high-performance real-time analytics and partner integration pipelines that capture player metrics and feed into our data lake
* Automation/Engineering Tools - we want to keep our team as efficient and as agile as possible
* Build & CI/CD pipelines - we continuously enhance our build tools and pipelines for both Game Client and Backend applications

REQUIREMENTS:
* 8+ years of experience as a hands-on software engineer with focus on backend services and systems
* 5+ years of designing and operating SQL and No-SQL data stores
* 5+ years of experience designing and building high performance mission critical microservices
* 3+ years of experience building backend services with Python is a strong plus
* Solid computer science fundamentals and a great engineering intuition
* Self-starter looking for the next big learning opportunity and challenge
* Compassionate team player and practical innovator with strong culture of giving and receiving constructive feedback and going above and beyond for the team
* Dedication to setting highest standards and nurturing great people
* Strong attention to details and sense of ownership
* Passion for building great systems and ambition to do it on global scale
* Lifetime dedication to quality, finding the best ideas and building unbreakable systems
* Experience deploying applications and services into Cloud infrastructures, preferably AWS
* Strong command of Backend services architecture, performance optimization, high availability deployment and operations
* Strong understanding of Backend services SDLC, Quality, CI/CD pipelines, tools, and best practices
* Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
* Experience with building services for direct-to-consumer global mobile apps is a strong plus
* Experience with Data Warehouse/Data Lake engineering is a plus
* Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a strong plus

Company Benefits include:
* Annual company retreat
* Regular company outings for team building

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Company Information

Kforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm specializing in the technology areas of application development, project management, business analysis, enterprise data management and infrastructure for commercial and government organizations. Kforce has been matching job seekers and employers since 1962. We are committed to having a meaningful impact on all the lives we serve and offer exciting job opportunities across the United States. Kforce specializes in providing strategic partnership in the areas of Technology and Finance & Accounting. Our staffing specialists work to understand your career goals and offer career advice in order to help you become a more marketable technology professional. Your success is our mission. Gain meaningful connections with your skills and our network.

Dice Id : kforcecx
Position Id : ITAQG1985929
Originally Posted : 7 months ago

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