Backend Engineer

Big Action Game Franchises – Multiple Industry Awards – Fantastic Perks

City of London
Job Type
Salary on application
4 days ago

Backend Engineer in London 

Backend Engineer with experience in the games industry? Like the sound of taking on a high responsibility role working on huge combat games? If this sounds interesting, we have the role for you! 

As a Backend Engineer at this studio in London, you will work in a game feature team, as well as alongside other disciplines such as UI, design, and more, to create online services which drive game features. This is a high responsibility role where you will take ownership over the implementation of key features. 

This AAA studio has grown rapidly in recent years and continues to do so. Creating genre-leading experiences and home to some of the most well-loved franchises of all time, this is a great team to join if you value a people-first, knowledge-sharing, empowering and trusting culture. 

Backend Engineer responsibilities: 

  • Take ownership of features and drive them to completion 
  • Write clear, maintainable code 
  • Design, implement and maintain online services 
  • Work on matchmaking, purchasing, inventories, and more 
  • Own implementation of key features in cloud-based online services infrastructure 

Essential requirements for this role in London: 

  • Skilled in more than one software language – Golang is preferred, or Java, C++ or Python 
  • Knowledge of scalable architectures and distributed services 
  • Proficient in relational and non-relational databases 
  • Able to deploy and troubleshoot own services 
  • Knowledge of Linux fundamentals 
  • Willing to learn new technologies 
  • Experience with DevOps teams/tools 

Think this is the role for you? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Ryan on or apply online using the form below. 

Tags: Backend Engineer, Game Engineer, Engine Engineer, Game Engine, Combat Games, Game Programmer, Game Developer, Game Devs, AAA, UK Jobs, London Jobs 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Ryan Templeman

Principal Game Development Consultant & Game Development Team Lead

Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead!  He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!

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