Lead Server Engineer

Back River Search San Francisco , CA 94102

Posted 2 months ago


Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Our client provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in revenue by 2020.

As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, our client enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, weve already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world.

Our client has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, were looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If youre excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, our client might be the place for you!


We are true believers in electronic sports, so dont be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Super Mario Kart to Codenames over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a gamer? Dont worry about it. Every employee brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that dont involve games. Were working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a do whatever it takes mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every persons voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, wed love to meet you.

Who were looking for:

You love building fast, scalable software and grew up loving video games, you have a passion for leading and teaching others our domain so that they can grow within their careers as Software Engineers. You pay attention to detail, take pride in doing things the right way and youre excited to play a big role on a small but growing team. If you are interested in building the world's leading product in the eSports industry, then you should be speaking with us.

What youll do:

  • Serve as a Technical Lead contributing to the development efforts of our Tournament Server team
  • Drive continuous scalability improvements and new features to the platform
  • Design, estimate, plan & develop software components on the API
  • Collaborate with Product, Architecture, DevOps, Quality Assurance and teams to enhance the next generation of the platform
  • Mentor, coach and lead team members to improve their weekly contributions and career development
  • Help grow the team by interviewing and onboarding new hires
  • Review the work of your project teams and drive to hit project deadlines

Your skills:

  • 7+ years of Java experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading engineering scrums (teams 5-10 people)
  • Experience developing n-tier web applications with cutting edge Java technologies
  • Experience building RESTful web services
  • Experience contributing to highly scalable consumer facing software, video games, software development kits or online services
  • Experience designing a scalable, highly concurrent platform architecture
  • Preferred experience with SQL and NoSQL relational databases including design and optimization
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Lead Server Engineer

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