Backend Systems Lead



Kabam Vancouver is looking for a Backend Systems Lead to join our server team to support our game development.
As a Backend Systems Lead, you will design and enhance systems to handle a large number of players in a fault tolerant way. You possess a strong technical background and have a high degree of appreciation for backend systems design. You want to know everything about our current systems and find how they might be improved with users and production in mind. You will have a passion to manage and grow people and assist them in making improvements to our codebase. 
You will be working with a diverse set of professionals from very knowledgeable programmers to live producers and server reliability engineers.

In this role you can expect to:

    • Design, architect, implement, document, test, and support backend systems for both web client and server-side logic.
    • Collaborate with game designers and other engineers to develop live operations tools and game features
    • Be responsible for ad-hoc projects and/or requirements as they arise
    • Work toward improving and maintaining the scalability and reliability of our game services.
    • Deal with technical debt and help refactor our legacy code base.
    • Drive coding standards and quality.
    • Integrate code from other teams
    • Be on our support rotation internally and on pagerduty.
    • Help improve our logging to enhance our alerting and debugging of production issues.
    • Manage and grow other engineers.

In order to be successful for this role, we are looking for:

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent 
    • Expertise in software engineering with back-end/server-side technologies
    • Strong database experience (any RDBMS or NoSQL)
    • Experience working on a RESTful API system
    • Experience in working in a mixed team environment of engineers and non-engineering professionals
    • Proficiency working with source control systems
    • Able to effectively communicate and translate between general ideas and technical practices
    • Experience dealing with scalability and performance optimization.
    • Experience in C#,Node.js 
    • Experience working with Google Cloud / AWS.Experience and desire to manage and grow your team members

It will be a plus if you also have:

    • Experience in Unreal Engine 4, Unity3D, MongoDB, and Redis.
    • Practical knowledge of the iOS and Android platforms.
    • Experience in professional game production.
    • An active Github profile.
    • Strong web development experience
Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and continue to entertain the world!

About Kabam
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behaviour with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. Each game has raised the benchmark in mobile gaming, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology and revolutionary gameplay to the console in every player’s pocket.
Kabam has partnered with leading entertainment brands like Disney, Hasbro and Universal to create mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises.

Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions,  Transformers: Forged to Fight,  Shop Titans and Mini Guns. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.

Founded in 2006, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Charlottetown, San Francisco and Austin. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, color, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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Location: Vancouver

Date posted: 2022-01-20