Game Server Engineer

Studios

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Job ID:
R-DP-SAG-272017b
Location:
Oakland, CA
Post Date:
04/25/2017
Department:
Studios

COME PLAY!

Self Aware Games creates free-to-play games that connect people all over the world and across platforms! Our Big Fish Casino franchise tops the charts among mobile social casino games, and we keep the party going with mini-games, in-game events, and other social hits like Vegas Party Slots!

Self Aware Games joined the Big Fish community (AKA “The Pond”) in 2012. Our team is located in Big Fish’s Oakland Studio, where we happily cohabitate with our Big Fish Pond-mates in Liftoff Labs. We are perfectly situated downtown, directly next to beautiful Lake Merritt (picnic lunch, anyone?), and just two blocks from the BART (for a breezy commute)! Are you more of a two-wheeled commuter? We’ll help you keep fit and fresh with in-office bike storage and showers. We believe you must have fun to make fun, and we’ve created our studio around that idea with a wide-open workspace, breakout rooms, a dedicated massage suite, and board games, billiards and consoles galore!

From pioneering some of the first social features on the iPhone, to launching one of the first cross-platform multiplayer games, we challenge ourselves to be industry leaders in creating innovative games that people can enjoy with others. Sound like your type of scene? We’re currently on the search for someone who shares our passion for collaborative fun!

THE MISSION

We are looking for a Game Server Engineer to work on Casino infrastructure. The ideal candidate has experience writing back-end features for a live ops application. Our backend team is small, so each member has a large amount of ownership and impact on how the game is scaled.

THIS INCLUDES...
  • Design, implement, and deploy infrastructure with emphasis on uptime and scalability
  • Profile and tune highly-scalable backends
  • Develop APIs for other development teams to consume
  • Provide feature development support and post-release analysis
REQUIRED ABILITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND XP
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  •  2+ years professional experience in software development
  • Comfortable with linux / command line
  • Basic knowledge of networking, DNS, protocols
  • Database design and SQL knowledge
  • Experience developing backend systems
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Ability to learn, understand, and extend existing systems
  • Experience estimating effort and establishing timelines for projects
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, self-starter

LET’S GO!

We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow! Since our founding in 2002, Big Fish has been an industry leader in mobile, free-to-play casual games, and are now embarking on our latest adventure in the mid-core space! With just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office, the Big Fish Pond includes six studios, each with a unique personality and set of goals. We are where gamers, artists, and executives alike come together to collaborate and grow, while also enjoying the opportunities and benefits of a larger company. We’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

Want to discover more about life at Big Fish? Check us out onTheMuse.com!

Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!