Senior Backend Developer

We’re looking for a full-time Senior Backend Developer who will help us take the Metaplay SDK to the next level!

About the Role

Do you want to own and deliver high-value features to games played by tens of millions of players?

As part of the team, you’ll be responsible for taking new features through their entire life-cycle: design, implementation, UI, documentation, testing, peer review, and delivery to our customers. We want you to take pride in shipping features that are robust, efficient, well-documented and simple to use. You’ll also guide our customers to get the most out of the platform as well as helping to diagnose and fix issues in their live games.

You can choose to work from our Helsinki office or remotely from wherever you are most productive. Together with the rest of the team, you'll work with our customers to decide on priorities and collaborate on projects. You will have a very high degree of autonomy to pursue the tasks at hand to keep the Metaplay SDK cutting-edge and running smoothly!

What we are looking for

Our list of requirements isn't absolute, but here are some of the things we'd like to see.

Proficiency in C# or similar language.
Experience in building and operating robust backend systems at scale, ideally for mobile games.
Customer focused
Ability to work with our customers to understand their needs.
Results oriented
Do what it takes to help our customers grow their games with Metaplay SDK.
Great team-working and communication skills.
Fluent English
Our working language for both verbal and written communications is English, so you will need a level of fluency to succeed in this role.

Experience we value

Ideally you will have experience in some of the following areas.

Mobile gamedev
Implementing systems for mobile games: LiveOps events, social features, etc.
Distributed programming
Running distributed code on Akka.NET or other actor systems.
Developing libraries
Developing high quality libraries or SDKs for other developers to build on.
Shipping games with the Unity game engine.
Web tools
Developing web based interfaces, such as admin dashboards.
Working with high performance database technologies such as Dapper, EFCore and SQL.
Monitoring remote systems with tools such as Prometheus, Loki and Grafana.
Cloud native
Shipping and maintaining live projects to public clouds with technologies like AWS, Kubernetes, RDS, Terraform, Helm and containers.
Customer projects
Experience working with external stakeholders in software projects.

Why you’ll enjoy it here

There are many reasons to love working at Metaplay, but here are a few to get you started.

You’ll have responsibility for your own work and an opportunity to make a difference in a growing company.
We are an experienced team of developers who pride ourselves on delivering the best for our customers.
Great culture
We have an open and transparent culture where we are constantly sharing and learning.
You will have the flexibility to choose your own hours and to work remotely or at the office. If you choose to work remotely we'll support you to set up your home office.
The rest
Competitive compensation, extended healthcare, sports & culture benefits and we'll pay for your mobile and home internet.

About Metaplay

We license our backend platform to ambitious game developers who use it to create top-tier mobile games.

Metaplay is a technology startup that develops a backend platform for mobile game studios. We strive for high quality, usability, robustness and scalability in everything we do. Our platform is full stack: distributed servers running in the cloud, web dashboard to manage live games and client-side Unity library to enable server-authoritative game logic. The SDK ships with source code and is fully programmable and extensible by our customers.

Founded in 2019, Metaplay is self-funded and fully owned by the employees. We work closely with top-tier game developers to help them ship their games. Our technology is used in multiple live games, serving tens of millions of players worldwide.

We are based in Helsinki, as are many of our customers, but it's not a problem if you aren't - talk to us about remote work and relocation.

Is this you?

If this sounds like your thing then we'd love to hear from you! Tell us about yourself in an email (don't forget to include your CV) and we'll get back to you.

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