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Company Name:
Playtika Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Android, Browser Based Games, iOS
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
High School or equivalent

Sr. PHP Engineer

What we are looking for:

Buffalo Studios is seeking an awesome Sr. PHP Engineer to work in our world-class team.  This role will contribute to the creation of an environment and culture which will help us develop the next generation of social games in our Santa Monica, CA offices.


  • Understand, and be able to articulate, the distinction between game-specific features and game-agnostic features 
  •    Design and implement APIs and services that provide a strong and stable platform that can be leveraged by all our games.
  •    Design and implement integrations between our games and various social networks using a combination of PHP and Javascript SDKs.
  • Profile web and API servers to find and remove performance bottlenecks.
  • Evaluate and take advantage of third party scalability and performance solutions.
  • Provide technology services to multiple game teams.
  • Roll out new, backwards compatible features, bug fixes and performance enhancements without causing downtime.
  • Maintain test frameworks to ensure stability.

Required Skills:

  • Recent industry experience in a fast paced environment with short project deadline (e.g. startup, service, consumer facing internet environments)
  • 5+ years of experience in full cycle web application development (i.e. experience with both backend, frontend and platform integration)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Demonstrated ability utilizing best practices in building highly scalable applications
  •    Proficiency in PHP, MySQL, Couchbase, Redis, Javascript, CSS, and object oriented design patterns.  (Will consider Java engineers that are willing to develop in PHP)
  • B.S. degree in computer science or equivalent work experience


Employment is contingent upon passing a drug screening and background check.

Buffalo Studios is an equal opportunity employer