Senior Software Engineer

Job Details

Type: Permanent Full-time
Location: We are working from home!
Number of Openings: 1


At East Side Games, we all band together to deliver a world-class gameplay experience for our players around the globe. Whether that’s working with Ricky and the Gang on Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money, or any of our other current or upcoming titles, you’re committed to making memorable player experiences. Everyone has an impact here. As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll be hands-on with our systems, tools and features to build player-first, world-class mobile titles for millions of players globally. Working across our titles in Live Operations, you’ll solve complex problems across the entire stack, raising the technical bar for idle games.



  • Focus on the strategic technical direction of the studio and managing the Engineering discipline.
  • Implement game enhancements, features, and bug fixes to our major titles in Live Operations such as Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and Bud Farm: Idle Tycoon. Although your focus will be on front-end technology, you’ll work across the entire stack.
  • Be hands-on, tackling our engineering goals head-on through the implementation of high-quality, well-structured, and documented code.
  • Design and implement systems and architecture for our live games and any future projects!
  • Collaborate closely with our Designers and provide improvements to our processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Maintain and innovate our existing tools for content creation, adding new functionalities and improving the engineering workflows.
  • Mentorship, coaching, working closely with our junior candidates, and reviewing code.

*** Duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all-inclusive.



  • A minimum of 5 years building high quality production software systems.
  • Production level knowledge of C# and Unity is essential.
  • Experience working on F2P, freemium, or live games is essential.
  • Idle game experience is a HUGE plus!
  • Some backend experience is a plus, particularly experience integrating and/or creating REST API’s.
  • Experience working with cloud services like AWS and GCP.
  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies.
  • A shipped mobile title or personal gaming projects you’re proud of building.
  • An understanding of professional software engineering best practices, such as code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing.
  • Strategic time management skills and a commitment to executing tasks to completion.
  • Accessible communication skills, both written and orally.



  • You enjoy games, particularly mobile games. You are on top of the latest games, trends and what’s happening in live events.
  • Comfortable in an environment where priorities and plans change rapidly, but with intention.
  • Solution-oriented, self-motivated, and diligent.
  • Community-minded, whereby a collective mission of the project is a shared priority.
  • Empathetic, compassionate, and curious.
  • Your values are governed by justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.



Established in 2011, East Side Games started as an indie game studio in east Vancouver. Today, we’re part of East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR), and we’re a game developer, publisher, and technology provider. We enable creators to successfully deliver memorable mobile gaming experiences that players engage with every day. Through our proven tech kits and beloved brand partnerships, our games empower passionate fan bases to explore their favourite content in a fun, convenient medium, available in the palm of their hands.

The best part is, we’re fans first, which makes this adventure extra special. Our games and our team have the same goal; to be inclusive and for everyone. We get things done and our team is on hand to step in, listen, and support, regardless of rank. Find solutions, share your learnings, then share updates with the whole studio in our monthly All-Hands calls. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then check out our Core Values and Benefits on our website! We note that our culture is not a monolith and is ever-changing based on the folks that make up our team here at ESG.


East Side Games are an equitable employer that values justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome and encourage people of marginalized backgrounds, particularly QTBIPOC folks, to apply, and will acknowledge and value the strengths you bring to foster yours and the studio’s growth.

If this sounds like something you hoped for and more, and you’re enthused to build genre-defining narrative idle games, click the “Apply For This Job” button. 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 on our website too! Let’s build great games together!
We can’t wait to hear from you!

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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 the best of success in your job search!

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