Software Engineer – Backend (LiveOps)

Job Details

Type: Permanent Full-time

WHAT IMPACT CAN A SOFTWARE ENGINEER HAVE AT ESG?

As a Software Engineer on the LiveOps team, you’ll develop and maintain the backend for our live titles, including hits like Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and Cheech & Chong. Working closely with team members and stakeholders, you’ll get to design and build features to wow our players, and tools to make that happen smoothly.


We’re a remote-first studio and encourage all applications.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Design, implement and troubleshoot server-side software in the cloud (we use AWS)
  • Work with multiple data store technologies, including both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Design highly available and scalable systems that will be used by thousands of concurrent users
  • Proactively identify and recommend improvements to address systemic pain points and tech debt
  • Work on a team that has a rotating on-call schedule, ensuring that our live games are supported 24/7 
  • Participate in development planning and scheduling, working with Producers to estimate tasks and ensure milestones are hit
  • Collaborate with Designers and provide technical input towards feature designs

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Experience with object oriented programming, preferably with PHP
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with hosting containerized applications on AWS or similar cloud providers
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Web API design and implementation
  • Familiarity with Jenkins
  • 3+ years of experience in Software engineering, ideally in games development
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent discipline

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience in DevOps or systems administration
  • Solid understanding of network-based client/server systems and its implications on performance and security
  • Experience with C# and Unity
  • Experience with HTML and JavaScript
  • Experience with Serverless technologies
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Infrastructure as Code

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORK AT ESG?

We are East Side Games – a pillar in beautiful Vancouver’s gaming community. Our mission is to create games that are easy to pick up, hard to put down, and don’t suck! We put players at the heart of our evolution, independence, and profitability. With their help, we’ve defined the narrative idle gaming space with huge IPs that reach the lives of millions globally… And we’re just getting started!

Culture rules here, and that’s what makes us unique. We put people at the core of what we do. We believe that you can steer the ship of your career, and we anchor through support, trust, and connection. Tackle your challenges, share your learnings, then share a drink with the studio in our weekly Cheers Friday Announcements. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then check out our amazing Culture and Benefits! We’re also a remote-first studio and encourage all applications!

 

WE’RE BUILT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

East Side Games are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and will utilize the strengths you bring to foster your growth and the studio’s growth.

If this sounds like everything you hoped for and more, and you’re enthused to build genre-defining narrative idle games, click the “Apply Here” button below. If now is not the right time for you but you know someone who would be a great match for us at East Side Games, check out our referral bonus here! Let’s build great games together!

We can’t wait to hear from you!


WHAT’S NEXT?

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Due to a small (but completely awesome) recruitment team, only those candidates that qualify will be contacted.  Thanks for your interest in ESG and we wish you super success in your job search!

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