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Backend Developer

Gamefam

Gamefam

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Company overview:

At Gamefam, we are revamping the gaming landscape. We strive to provide an unmatched experience for both players and creators across metaverse gaming platforms like Roblox, Fortnite Creative Mode, and Minecraft.

We aim to deliver the most authentic games and highest quality. We combine experienced mobile F2P producers, designers, and live ops managers with top native dev talent to create a one-of-a-kind, creative production and live operations hybrid powerhouse!

Our mission is simple: Amazing experiences for amazing communities.

And the COOLest part of working at Gamefam is how we win, together. We do this through Collaboration, taking Ownership, delivering Outstanding work, and cultivating Leadership at every level (aka, living our values).

Position Summary:

As a Backend Engineer, you will be a member of Gamefam's analytics team, focused on leading the infrastructure and improving data capabilities. Driving improvements to our processes and systems to support better decision making; Since the role touches on all parts of the product and business, the role will require a leader that has broad experience in Insights and game development. You will report to the Senior Director, Product Management of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strategy & audience understanding for the game and help to operationalize that strategy by ensuring the development team's efforts are aligned with the critical path of creating a successful product & business and are executed effectively and efficiently
  • Identify and advise towards product choices that create competitive advantages and adapt to changing market dynamics (eg: competitive, legal, etc.)
  • Help to connect product strategy with broader organizational and company strategy
  • Support the strategic planning and forecasting (SPF) process for the Business Unit; set targets for and monitor performance against development plans, goals, finances, & product KPIs
  • Oversee issues relating to data, research, analytics, and other Insights areas of expertise including playtesting, market research, financial & other forecasting, and telemetry & reporting
  • Help to ensure efficient and effective resource allocation (workforce planning, spend)
  • Formally manage, lead, mentor, elevate performance of, and support career growth for Insights Rioters within the BU (Revenue Strategy, Insights, and Finance)
  • Workforce planning, staffing, and hiring for Insights positions on the BU

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline plus 5+ years of relevant experience (an advanced degree can account for up to 2 years of experience)
  • Familiarity with both analytics and research and 5+ years experience in the gaming industry
  • 3+ years experience working directly in game development
  • 4+ years experience with MySQL-based databases
  • High proficiency of SQL, Laravel, Vue.js
  • Knowledge of the MVC design pattern, Code Versioning tools (Git & GitHub)
  • Excellent teamwork, team leadership, communication, collaboration and stakeholder management
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams

Pluses:

  • Good knowledge of the Amazon Web Services cloud platform
  • Knowledge of Docker
  • Experience with Continuous Deployment tools
  • Experience leading complex efforts with multiple collaborators from product\design teams
  • Familiarity with Roblox Studios

Highlights of Perks and Benefits:

  • Remote Flexibility
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Company wide shutdown between Christmas and New Years
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance
  • 401K
  • WFH Stipend
  • More surprises when you join!

The base pay for this position is $60,000-110,000. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.