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Backend Engineer at Kabam (Austin, TX)

You enjoy working in a collaborative fashion with incredibly talented people that can inspire and challenge you. You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for game design. You're laser focused on the details yet manage to think beyond the current state.


Sound like a match? Kabam Austin is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our engineering team as a Backend Engineer.


You will be joining a team of Engineers who work in a collaborative environment.  You will be interacting on a daily basis with designers, artists, and other programmers to build gameplay features and create compelling experiences for players.


In this role, you can expect to:



  • Implement and maintain large, scalable online services for high-traffic mobile games

  • Collaborate with games teams to create and maintain online components and features

  • Identify and articulate technical and production risks and obstacles

  • Write robust, quality code and maintain code quality across the team

  • Work closely with producers, designers and other programmers in a highly collaborative agile environment

  • Design and implement scalable, reliable and maintainable cross-platform technologies for our iOS and Android gaming platforms

  • Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release

  • Other ad-hoc projects and/or requirements may arise as requested


At Kabam, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We hire for passion and diversity so that together as a team we can triumph in our collective skill. Our teams are made up of a fusion of personalities and interests bound together by a collaborative nature, fun-loving culture and drive to do what it takes to make great games. And this is where you come in…


Your background includes:



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience, particularly with back-end/server-side

  • 3+ years server-side development (Node.js/.NET)

  • 2+ years database experience (MongoDB/any RDBMS)

  • Shipped at least one AAA title from concept to release on any platform

  • Strong understanding of both relational and non-relational document databases

  • Proven track record for working independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team setting

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written

  • Can-do attitude


For those who want to take it up a notch, we’d love to see you having:



  • Passion for the latest mobile gaming trends

  • MongoDB and .NET Core experience

  • Knowledge of back-end cloud server architectures

  • Experience with large Node.js applications (100k+ lines of code)

  • Proficiency in Unity3D, C/C++/C#

  • Experience tuning for network and runtime performance

  • Experience with Redis/Lua

  • Practical knowledge of the iOS and Android platforms

  • Knowledge of an Agile work environment, and how to use Agile methods to develop software, manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload and collaborate with co-workers


Excited by this opportunity? We invite you to Apply Now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create some of the best games ever made.


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