Software Engineer - Back-End @ Kabam
Kabam | San Francisco CA 94105 USA | Full Time | Posted: 10/08/2012
Based in San Francisco with offices in Austin, Beijing and Luxembourg, Kabam merges art and science to deliver entertainment as a service. Kabam delivers deep, crafted experiences for gamers who love competition, strategy, role-playing-games and social gameplay. Kabam is platform agnostic – delivering always-on, always-evolving experiences for gamers no matter where they choose to play.
Kabam believes games should be irresistibly fun to play, so the company measures its success on how often people return to Kabam games and how long they play. Kabam’s games have been praised by the media and industry and, more importantly, Kabam players for their depth of play and social interaction.
Are you a creative self-starter who is passionate about games? We want to meet you!
The Back-end Developer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and ownership of many features on kabam.com and our platform services.
As a leader in the free-to-play core social games arena, Kabam is a key player in transforming the traditional gaming industry. We have a successful track record of creating high quality, massively multiplayer social games that delight and engage core gamers. Our games combine the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. Kabam has commercially launched 6 games to date, including The Godfather: Five Families, Dragons of Atlantis and award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot,with many more in the pipeline. You can play Kabam games on Google+, Facebook and other social networks around the world. Our studio business model allows us to sustain a startup culture that empowers you to drive change and influence the outcome of your contributions – ones that impact millions of gamers daily!
Think you have what it takes to make real games? We want to meet you.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
The Back-end Developer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and ownership of many features on kabam.com and our platform services. You will work closely with the product and engineering leadership to define, scope, and build features for our game platform that will be scaled to millions of users.
* Design and code new features and enhancements across all our product offerings.
* Participate in all aspects of a project life-cycle, from specifications through QA.
* Collaborate on finding and fixing bugs and scalability/optimization issues.
* Help automate, maintain and enhance our internal reporting and administration tools.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
The ideal candidate is a rock star engineer who will work closely with game designers to build out and improve the platform services in Java, Ruby and MySQL. You lead by example and would be able to hit the ground running with a team of smart and capable back-end developers. Bonus points to those who are obsessed with developing clean, stable, well tested code, and continually look to improve the code quality of the entire team. We'd like to see:
* Strong programming skills in Java.
* Strong MySQL and database design skills.
* B.S. in Computer Science or related field.
* Excellent problem solving skills.
* Driven and self-motivated, a self-starter who can work without supervision.
* Experience working for either social gaming OR internet B2C companies (nice but not necessary).
* Strong familiarity with Web 2.0 / Social Networking websites.
* Experience with Agile/SCRUM development practices a plus.
* While we are open to candidates of all levels, mid-to-senior is strongly preferred.
Check out what is like at Kabam on our Facebook page - Life@Kabam : https://www.facebook.com/LifeatKabam
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Note to Candidates:
Kabam does not accept paper applications at this time and requests that all candidates submit their information online by either applying directly to an open requisition or submitting a general profile.
Note to Placement and other 3rd party Agencies:
Kabam does not accept unsolicited agency resumes sent to our website or to any Kabam employee, and will not incur fees to any third party agency as a result. If there is a need for third party agency assistance, then a representative from the Recruiting team will contact you.
Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S**
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||San Francisco, CA, 94105, United States|
|Categories||Programmer / Engineer|
|Work Site||On site|
|Platforms||Online Multiplayer,Browser Based Games|
|Contact Name||Kayla Kahl|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|