Senior Backend Engineer (Aftershock)
Job Number: FNG0006763
Organization: FoxNext
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: September 14, 2017

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated Senior Software Engineer to help grow our Backend services at Aftershock Studios/FoxNext Games for our premier mobile game titles including James Cameron’s Avatar.


Responsibilities 


  • Maintain and improve existing backend systems, required to run our games. 
  • Design and implement new systems and tools to support the game teams. and studio operations and help us build out our next generation of games. 
  • Help ensure the game services are smartly scalable and maintainable well beyond initial development and release. 
  • Engage with other feature owners on the team - production, design, QA and product management. 
  • Work closely with team members in a collaborative, agile environment. 
  • Mentor other engineers as needed to increase their abilities and productivity. 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years professional game industry experience

  • Bachelor's degree or better in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Experience with distributed and scalable cloud based service systems, tools, and deployments

  • Experience analyzing and tuning performance of a large scale system.

  • Experience with data modeling (document based and relational) and sharding

  • Accurate time and schedule management

  • Solid debugging, optimization, and problem solving skills

  • Linux proficiency (Ubuntu/CentOS)

  • Self-motivated, proactive and engaged attitude towards the project

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Javascript and Node.js

  • Experience with MongoDB, Redis or similar document stores

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Services

  • Prior experience using Docker, Kubernetes or other container services

  • Experience with C# and Mono

  • Prior experience using Rightscale

Division Description 

Fox Next Games is on a never-ending mission to create unforgettable games for mobile devices. Our studio was built by passionate game makers dedicated to crafting playful, smart, addictively fun experiences. We care about accessibility, depth, innovation, and production values… but most of all, we care about our community of players. We don’t just make games, we play and love them too, making player empathy a core value for all of us.


If you’re thinking about joining our close-knit team you should love games, be world-class at making them, and understand fundamentally that great business results come from great games and loyal players. At Fox Next Games you’ll be working with some of the best developers in the world from hit games and franchises including This Means War, Command & Conquer, Battle for Middle-earth, and Empires & Allies.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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