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Full Stack Principal Software Engineer - Backend Services



Software Engineering
United Kingdom
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023
The Multiplayer Group (MPG) are 300 developers and data scientists, helping our clients and partners build 20+ AAA projects at any one time. We’re probably the most experienced multiplayer dev group in the world and we’re set up to help the games industry make games more easily, to deliver the highest quality, and become long-term partners.
We hire the best people, our talented team is spread across the globe. We’re remote-friendly and big on wellbeing, so if you love the sound of us, we’d love to hear from you!
Your mission:
Working in a team of backend engineers to deliver, deploy and help integrate backend services, with React frontends, as part of industry leading game projects. Working alongside the Lead Software Engineer/Technical Director and stakeholders to extract requirements and help define solutions. Spearhead and oversee code implementation and delivery by the backend team to support genre defining titles.
Please note this position is fully remote based out of the UK 🇬🇧

What you'll be doing:

  • Individual contribution: construct systems, write code, deployments, etc
  • Extract requirements and advise on solutions, working alongside the Lead to provide high profile support to the client
  • Work with the team and stakeholders to estimate and prioritise work
  • Work with the team to iterate on solutions that fit requirements
  • Lead development through individual contribution
  • Set and maintain high quality standards and process: tests, CI/CD, devops and documentation
  • Help and mentor team members in day-to-day work

What we'll need from you:

  • Solid engineering and code architecture skills
  • Solid problem solving, debugging and optimisation skills
  • Solid understanding of React, Typescript, Node.js and Java
  • Previous experience developing frontends in a professional environment
  • Ability to create high level documentation, diagrams, designs, etc
  • Ability to advise team members on technical and production matters
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders and prioritise work
  • Previous experience in game development and shipping a game title, free-to-play (mobile) games or similar

What would help:

  • Experience with cloud platforms: Amazon AWS (especially Serverless), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools, e.g. Terraform
  • Strong Database experience with both SQL and No SQL highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Microservices and service oriented architectures (SOA), especially Kubernetes and Docker