Senior Back End Developer 

Hours: Full time

Salary: Excellent (dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Central London

 

Responsibilities

As a Backend Developer on the team, you will play a key role in central aspects of online games infrastructure. This will include architecture, design, implementation and testing.

 

  • Development of our backend services and API’s 

  • Providing updates, enhancements and new features to our backend services platform

  • Evangelise best practices through effective consultation with your peers

  • Work with 3rd party vendors and continually review the latest technologies to help us stay ahead of the game

  • Engage with the operations and engineering teams to automate and improve our tools and processes

  • Write, review and take responsibility for technical documentation

 

Requirements

If you have most of the following, then we definitely want to hear from you:

  • 5+ years industry programming experience

  • A proven track record of building scalable multiplayer backend solutions

  • Demonstrable experience in web microarchitecture and key technologies (Restful API’s/JSON, distributed design)

  • Expert level JavaScript/ Node.js

  • A proven track record building solutions for cloud PaaS, Iaas 

  • Good database skills including SQL and NOSQL

  • Experience in  test driven development and broader testing and QA concerns

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Strong knowledge of Git source control

  • Expertise in developing for operational and non functional concerns (monitoring integration, performance testing, scale, availability and resilience, security considerations)

  • Linux/bash command line

 

Desirable - but not essential

  • Other programming language experience such C++, JAVA, Python, PHP, Go

  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills, ideally having fulfilled leadership or mentorship duties.

  • Experience of frontend frameworks and libraries (React, etc.)

  • Experience of writing games or backend game services

  • Experience with Gamesparks

  • Data analysis/design skills

If this job sounds ideal, please send a CV and a covering letter to jobs@antstream.com, letting us why you’re the perfect person for this job.