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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:
Not Applicable
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Software Engineer

The core engineering team constantly pushes the boundaries of the Game of War experience, striving to become a leader in an exciting and fast-paced industry that is evolving daily. You will work across a range of technology stacks and use your deep understanding of scalability and parallelization to develop a massive game. Do you want to ship code that impacts millions of people? Are you pushing the boundaries of large-scale system development? Machine Zone is seeking full-time engineers to join teams across the engineering organization to help take our games to the next level. We are looking for self-starting engineers with strong experience developing sophisticated applications on both the client and server-side who share a passion for tackling complexity and building platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude.  If you are interested in joining a team of passionate, extremely talented industry veterans in the mobile space, who like to work hard and play hard, we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with game designers and artists to implement large-scale game features
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks
  • Build efficient and reusable abstractions and systems
  • Identify and communicate best practices for front-end and back-end engineering

Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Must be proactive, self-directed, detailed and organized
  • Proficient in PHP, C++, or Java
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
  • Ability to debug issues within custom code quickly
  • A passion for developing scalable and optimized software systems

Bonuses:

  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • High aptitude and technology-agnostic approach to engineering
  • Passion for performance debugging and benchmarking
  • Extensive experience with developing systems

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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 unlimited 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, ping pong table, video games… and more!

About Us: 

Founded in 2008 and based in Palo Alto, California, Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired, Inc.) is a technology-focused mobile gaming company building the best global real-time hardcore MMOs.  Winner of the 2010 Crunchies Award (TechCrunch), we have had over 50 million downloads and over 15 successful top grossing titles, including previous hits such as iMob, Original Gangstaz, and Global War.  Our current top grossing title, Game Of War – Fire Age, is the #1 Grossing iOS Game in 20 countries and Top 5 Grossing in over 80 countries.  With exploding revenue growth and an unwavering focus on technological innovations, we are always looking for exceptional talents from around the world to help build a great gaming company.  We are a Y-Combinator company that operates profitably with two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.  For more information, please see www.machinezone.com.