Senior Backend Engineer

In-house and Co-dev Projects - AAA Action Games - Huge Name in British Gaming

Job Type
Salary on application
22 days ago

If you have back-end engineering experience and you’re seeking a new opportunity in Wakefield, Skillsearch wants to hear from you! We are helping a games studio find a Senior Backend Engineer, and the full-time role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will work to deliver backend services that support live games and internal tools. You will be assisting a team of developers to deliver live services for titles using UE5.  

In your first week in this role, you can expect to: 

  • Plan, research and architect new services based on priorities from stakeholders 
  • Work with Design and Network teams to turn feature designs into robust, scalable geolocated services and tools 
  • Provide technical leadership by establishing and maintaining best practices across the team 
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues in production and development environments. 

To apply for this Senior Backend Engineer role, you will need experience with a Cloud provider such as PlayFab/Azure/GCP/AWS. You will also need: 

  • Expertise in one server-side language and framework 
  • Proven experience building and running scalable, maintainable and robust microservices 
  • Working knowledge of technologies such as Nginx, MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, Prometheus, Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Previous games industry experience and working knowledge of C++ would be advantageous. 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, you will receive a favourable salary and the chance to join a supportive and welcoming team. 

To apply for this full-time Senior Backend Engineer job in Wakefield, please contact Ryan from Skillsearch at today. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions. 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

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 to 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 the last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!

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