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Company Name:
Machine Zone
Location:
Palo Alto, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Programming/Engineering
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, iOS
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Software Engineer

The Senior Software Engineer (Server-Side) is a member of the Game Engineering team at Machine Zone and will report to our CTO/Co-founder. You should have strong C++, PHP, and object oriented design fundamentals and have the ability to quickly learn new programming languages/technologies. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality online mobile MMOs. Your work will be played by tens of millions of global players in the future! 


Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with game designers and artists to deliver high-quality online mobile MMOs
  • Build complex systems including UI, scripting, and managing large scale players
  • Design and implement server-side systems
  • Ensure software quality by writing unit and functional tests
  • Implement optimizations in current systems to reach performance goals


Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C++, PHP, and object oriented design principles
  • Experience with MySQL (Databases)
  • Solid coding practices including design, unit testing, and peer code-reviews
  • Understand scalability (memcache, redis, membase)


Desirable:

  • Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Passion for games
  • Experience in mobile or have published an iOS or Android app
  • Experience with OpenGL

 

About Us:

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including Game of War: Fire Age, iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, Global War, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

We are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for our gamers.  We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company.  Come and be part of the revolution!

Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance, and flexible vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!

 

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