Game Engineer - SkyRocket Studios

Studios | Seattle, WA

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Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration
Summary and Mission

SkyRocket Studios is seeking a Software Engineer to join our Tools and Engine team. You will be an integral part of the team, informing and advising our award-winning game teams by providing your backend perspective and implementing creative solutions to complex problems. In this role you will have the ability to shape how servers are developed and used within all of SkyRocket Studios.  You must have a keen technical mind, a passion for system design and architecture, and have forward thinking approach. In this position you will have a large impact on our technical capabilities, working with a small but growing team of enthusiastic and motivated developers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and deploy infrastructure with emphasis on uptime and scalability
  • Profile and tune highly-scalable backends
  • Develop APIs for both internal and external development teams to consume
  • Support, mentor and help develop server expertise in other engineers within SkyRocket Studios


  • 3-5 years professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in developing objected-oriented software, with deep experience in one or more relevant languages (Java, C++, or C#)
  • Experience with the entire development life-cycle from gathering requirements to launching
  • Fluent with Linux / command line
  • Basic knowledge of networking, DNS, protocols
  • Database design and SQL/NoSQL knowledge
  • Experience scaling infrastructure
  • Experience maintaining live ops applications
  • Experience developing backend systems
  • Experience estimating effort and establishing timelines for projects as well as communicating associated risk
  • B.S. Degree or the equivalent number of years of professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with web development
  • Full stack engineer able to create client-side APIs
  • Experience in Unity

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.