Senior Backend Programmer

Build a Rocket Boy logo
Posted 20 September 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NamePaul Walker

Job description

Aardvark Swift is supporting Build a Rocket who have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Backend Programmer to join the team working on their highly anticipated ‘Everywhere’ project.

As a Senior Programmer, you are responsible for implementing backend services for gameplay features in an ambitious AAA online game. You will co-operate with other teams to find solutions to difficult problems and can design performant and scalable systems.

You'll have experience in developing complex, game-related backend services in a microservice architecture and are familiar with both on-premises and managed cloud solutions.

Your responsibilities will include...

  • Implement and maintain new microservices and further develop parts of the existing backend system

  • Facilitate other teams’ (code and non-code) usage of the game’s backend services

  • Debug complex service issues and identify and fix bugs

  • Prioritize, plan, and manage the time of assigned tasks

  • Understand thoroughly how the backend services are designed and connected to each other

  • Communicate clearly with other team members with minimal external help

  • Proactively look for optimizations and how the system could work more efficiently

  • Mentor team members in your area of expertise

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...

  • 5+ years of experience in a Backend, Online Services, or similar programmer role

  • Strong C++ and/or Go programming and debugging skills

  • Experience with RESTful services, distributed systems, SQL, and NoSQL databases

  • Experience designing, implementing, and scaling microservice systems

  • Good understanding of micro and monolith services

  • Self-motivated and driven to creatively solve problems

Build A Rocket Boy are developing EVERYWHERE; an experience with a breadth of unimaginable gameplay adventure. Their team is a mix of industry leading veterans whose credits include some of the bestselling and most loved games of all time. They’re a creative digital entertainment studio with an open and progressive methodology, dedicated to delivering games of the highest calibre possible.

If you want to feel comfortable, inspired, and appreciated in your work pursuits then this is the studio for you. They have offices in Edinburgh, Budapest and consider WFH candidates.