Senior Backend Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 05 December 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGames Programming
Contact NameMatty Kidsley

Job description

Aardvark Swift is supporting Rebellion in their search for a Senior Backend Engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on Rebellion games as well as trusted industry partners on genre-defining AAA IPs. You will join an ambitious team working on multiple projects using different engines including Unreal 5.

Join their talented Rebellion North studio based in Wakefield, with a friendly and inclusive studio culture that fosters an environment where all team members can reach their potential in the fastest possible time.

In this role, you will work to deliver backend services that support both their live games and internal tools. This new role provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to architect and own a wide range of new services.

Your responsibilities…
  • Assist a team of developers to deliver live services for titles using UE5
  • Plan, research, and architect new services based on priorities from stakeholders
  • Work with design and network teams to turn feature designs into robust, scalable geolocated services and tools
  • Provide technical leadership by establishing and maintaining best practices across the team
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues in production and development environments
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Professional experience of being involved in strategic discussions and decisions
  • Experience with one or more Cloud Providers such as PlayFab, Azure, GCP, and AWS
  • Expert in at least one server-side language and framework
  • Proven experience building and running scalable, maintainable, and robust microservices
  • Working knowledge of technologies such as Nginx, MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Previous games industry experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of C++ is a bonus
Perks and benefits include…
  • Private medical insurance, healthcare cash plan, including dental and vision
  • Life assurance, income protection, and critical illness cover
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Interest free, tax-free loans
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • EAP a range of mental health and wellbeing support