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Senior Backend

Hours: Full time

Salary: Excellent (dependent on experience)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Remote / Central London

About Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade is the largest collection of officially licensed retro/classic games in the world. Our latest Xbox release has been recognised as the best retro gaming platform on gaming consoles. Players from all over the world can compete together in unique challenges, tournaments, and full gameplay. As a true entertainment brand,  Antstream is bringing iconic gameplay to Xbox Series S/X, PC/Mac, Android, consoles, fire OS, and more. Players can stream games from anywhere and join the action. Partnerships with Disney, Taito, WarnerMedia, Bandai Namco, Cave, Interplay, SNK, Data East, and more bring our extensive collection to over 3000 fully licensed games. 

We are looking for people who have a passion for gaming and want to create the next big gaming platform using bleeding-edge technology and world-class design. You are self-motivated, keen to be a team player and contribute your ideas and solutions that will help Antreams achieve its goal as the number one destination for retro gaming. 



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.

  • 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, letting us why you’re the perfect person for this job.


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