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Company Name:
Kabam
Location:
San Francisco, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Programming/Engineering
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Other
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Backend Game Engineer

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Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games with 1st and 3rd party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple Store, Google Play and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other leading platforms. In 2013 Kabam revenues grew by 100 percent to more than $360 million. Kabam has 800 employees across three continents, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, SK Telecom, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.


We are looking for a experienced back end engineer that is capable of working on different aspects of the server side of our game. The ideal candidate has experience in databases, server code, or other back end systems. Working with the design team and the lead back end engineer, they will design, plan, and implement the necessary features by extending the existing code base.
 
Team:
You will work in Kabam’s cohesive studio format that puts you in close contact with other software engineers, art, sound, and product teams. Engineers sit in long open table format to encourage conversation and teamwork while developing. You will participate in regular meetings that provide updates on progress and define new priorities.
 
Career Progression:
This role is a senior-level position. The candidate who excels in this position will find a more integral role in the game development process, aligning closer with our product and monetization teams to understand the business rational behind the engineering decisions. With consistent performance and clean engineering chops, you will see your completed projects played and enjoyed by millions of users, all  while continuing to create the next new game for the free-to-play universe.
 
Benefits:
Health, Dental, and Vision; RRSP matching
 
Key areas of responsibility

  • Design, plan, and implement back end features for our mobile game platforms.
  • Design database structures based off of game requirements.
  • Communicate with other departments to solve their problems and implement their requests.
  • Report to the Lead Engineer and collaborate with the engineering team to improve and extend the existing code base.
  • Be self motivated and have an ability to succeed with minimal supervision

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3-5 years experience in the game industry or other relevant experience.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of various game server systems.
  • Experience with real-time synchronous multiplayer is a strong plus.
  • Experience with Javascript and Node.js is a strong plus.
  • Experience with MongoDB is a strong plus.

 
Relocation:
We will assist with relocation for the right candidate.

 
 
Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in Canada**