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Senior Backend Engineer (Game)



Kabam Vancouver is seeking a Backend Engineer to join their game backend team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing systems to handle a large number of players in a fault-tolerant way. They will work with a diverse set of professionals from knowledgeable programmers to talented artists and storytellers. The role involves developing backend systems, collaborating with game designers and other engineers to develop LiveOps tools and game features, and working towards scalability and reliability of games. The ideal candidate should have a BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent, be an expert in software engineering with back-end/server-side technologies, have strong web development and database experience, and have worked on a RESTful API system. Experience in C#, Node.js, C++, Unity3D, PostgreSQL, Redis, professional game production, and working with Google Cloud/AWS is a plus. Kabam offers extended health coverage, flexible spending accounts, RRSP matching, PTO and parental leave, employee and family assistance program, learning and growth opportunities, pay transparency, and cool office spaces. Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace.

Job description

Kabam Vancouver is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our game backend team.

As a Backend Engineer, you will design 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 will be joining a team that is building one of the newest universal entertainment titles for Kabam.

You will be working with a diverse set of professionals from very knowledgeable programmers to talented artists and storytellers

In this role, you can expect to:

    • Develop backend systems (Web client and Server-side logic) (design, architect, implement, document, test, and support)
    • Collaborate with game designers and other engineers to develop LiveOps tools and game features
    • Be responsible for ad-hoc projects and/or requirements as they arise
    • Work toward scalability and reliability of our games

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

    • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent 
    • Expert in software engineering with back-end/server-side technologies
    • Strong web development experience
    • Strong database experience (any RDBMS) 
    • You have worked on a RESTful API system 
    • Experience in working in a mixed team environment of engineers and non-engineering professionals
    • Good experience working with source control
    • Able to effectively communicate and translate between general ideas and technical practices

It will be a plus if you also have:

    • Experience dealing with scalability and performance optimization
    • Experience in C#, Node.js, C++
    • Experience in Unity3D, PostgreSQL, and Redis
    • Practical knowledge of the iOS and Android platforms
    • Experience in professional game production
    • Experience working with Google Cloud / AWS
    • An active Github profile

Our success is due to the hard work of our people. We share our success with our people through flexible benefits and reward programs, sweet swag, snacks, and more. Here’s a look at some of the support we provide our people:

    • Extended Health Coverage: effective day one, no waiting period! Our benefits cover health, dental, life, disability, and extended paramedical services such as vision care, mental health practitioners, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and much more.
    • DEIB Benefits: DEIB is important to us and to our people - that’s why our benefits include gender-affirming care, fertility care, and other hormonal treatments and drugs.
    • Flexible Spending Accounts: our benefits are built on a flex credit model, so you’re able to choose the coverage levels that are right for you, and allocate the rest to a group RRSP/TFSA, Health Spending account, and/or Personal Spending Account.
    • RRSP Matching: everyone retires eventually, and we help our people save for their futures with a contribution matching program once you reach 90 days with us.
    • PTO and Parental Leave: we offer paid parental leave, unlimited paid time off, paid time off for volunteering, sick leave, and holiday closures.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program: this program provides crisis management support, immediate mental health care, and generalized support for emotional, mental, and financial well-being.
    • Telus Virtual Health: we provide increased access to remote healthcare providers for prescription refills or referrals from the comfort of your home.
    • Learning and growth: We encourage people to grow both personally and professionally, and support this through regular lunch & learns and an education stipend.
    • Pay transparency: We share with employees the pay range their role falls within and clear career maps to determine how they can grow within their role or level-up to a promotion. 
    • Cool spaces: Our offices are in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Prince Edward Island, and Seoul. Whether it’s summers on the rooftop patio in Downtown Vancouver, watching the fireworks in Montreal’s South Shore, or trying local eats in Downtown Charlottetown - we want our people to feel like their time spent in office is worthwhile!
    • Giving back: Our ‘Agents of Change’ initiative is how we support the communities close to our heart, and we have several events and fundraisers every year that Agents of Change organize.

Excited by this opportunity? Kabam is dedicated to growing our diverse and inclusive workforce, so if your past experience doesn’t perfectly match the listed requirements we encourage you to apply anyways - you could be a great fit for this or other positions.

We invite you to apply now and start the conversation with us. Together, we can create and support some of the best games ever made and entertain the world!

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.

About Kabam

Kabam is a world leader in developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games, bringing high-quality graphics, next-generation technology, and revolutionary gameplay to players around the world.

Kabam’s games, Marvel Contest of Champions, Disney Mirrorverse, and Shop Titans, have generated hundreds of millions of downloads and have received multiple awards including 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 and Charlottetown in Canada, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the United States, and in Seoul, South Korea. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.
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Location: Vancouver

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-03-17

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