Senior Backend Software Engineer

  • Tech team
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to break into or grow your career in the competitive video games industry - at a fast-growing and ambitious video games studio.

You’ll be working on the backend services and APIs for our upcoming AAA game.   

In this role you will focus on 

  • Work closely with the frontend developers to design and implement backend systems and APIs to enable game features

  • Work with various technologies, including SQL, Redis and Kubernetes

  • Investigate performance bottlenecks and optimize systems to scale to millions of concurrent games

  • Build tools for operations and customer service of a live service game

  • Understand software systems and architecture, design requirements and production

  • Help drive the product to completion with the highest standards of quality, performance, and polish

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in software programming and backend development

  • Professional experience in SQL, C++ and C#

  • Experience with cloud computing, bonus points for Azure experience

  • Experience with code and data optimisation


  • Bonus points for experience in games

  • Major bonus points for experience with Kubernetes

The position is full time, permanent and onsite in downtown Auckland. We highly value diversity. Regardless of disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or any other aspects of your culture or identity you have an important role to play in our team.