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Company Name:
Galxyz Inc.
Mountain View, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Android, Browser Based Games, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Backend Engineer - next gen learning


An exciting new mobile game startup (currently in stealth mode) is looking for a highly talented backend engineer to work out of our brand new Mountain View office--located in the cool Castro Street district. The successful candidate will be working on an exciting narrative-themed next gen learning product--with the goal to revolutionize the gamification of education. We are looking for an experienced, talented backend engineer to lead our scaleable initiative across multiple platforms.

Key Responsibilities -

  • You are passionate about the future of mobile, games-based learning
  • You are passionate about understanding the latest advancements in cloud technologies like noSQL, Cassandra, Hadoop
  • You want to design and develop highly scalable multi-tiered systems; including a content database, leveling up, eCommerce, and a points and rewards system
  • You can provide feedback on product requirements and design
  • You are excited about developing prototypes to demonstrate and evaluate new ideas
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative, energetic games studio--working with artists, designers, frontend engineers, and curriculum experts
  • You demonstrate over time your ability to implement creative and simple solutions to complex problems
  • You can drive technical discussions by proposing and investigating strategic options and alternatives

Key Qualifications (a selection of the following) -

  • Experience designing, developing and scaling complex multi-tier systems
  • Expertise in OOD and Java/J2EE
  • Experience in MVC design pattern and framework such as Spring MVC framework, Struts required
  • Knowledge of design patterns desirable
  • Experience with PHP
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with SQL and noSQL
  • Familiarity with Perl or other scripting language
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to collaborate effectively on a dynamic learning game production team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills--including the ability to develop strategic plans for solving problems
  • Strong sense of commitment and responsibility
  • Experience maintaining and optimizing a live software product/service
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • BS or MS in Computer Science

Strongly desired -

  • Passion for video games and game culture (i.e. you "game"!!); animation (Pixar, Disney); learning media (PBS, History); and building the future of education


  • Be a key part of building a narrative-themed, next gen learning product (pioneering gamification in education).
  • Be able to bring your own ideas into projects
  • Competitive salary and full benefits
  • Get in on the ground floor of an ambitious mobile game startup located in a cool office on Castro Street in the heart of Mountain View--and work with a kickass, collaborative team!

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