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Senior Backend Engineer


Aardvark Swift


London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Games and Level Design,Programming and Development




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


As the new Senior Backend Engineer for an award-winning studio responsible for one of the most loved MMO's of all time, you will be joining a small team in the early stages of its development, giving you a unique chance to get in on the ground floor and make a large impact on a pioneering and ambitious project.

You'll be working on distributed systems and infrastructure at MMO scale and apply the principles of Domain-Driven Design, Event-Driven Architecture, and DevSecOps throughout the studio's systems.

Your day to day tasks will include...

  • Proactive role in the design & development of backend systems & infrastructure.
  • Evaluating best practises, standards & technology choices.
  • Ensuring the stability & scalability of backend systems.
  • Collaboration with colleagues of various disciplines on shared tasks.

The Skills and XP you'll need for this role...

  • Experience developing & maintaining distributed systems at a large scale.
  • Highly Proficient at programming backend systems in a relevant language such as Go, Java, or Python.
  • Proficient at building secure, highly available, and scalable cloud infrastructure.

Bonus points if you can bring the following to the table...

  • A strong focus on continuous delivery and code quality.
  • Experience designing & building event-driven architectures (DDD, async communication, event sourcing, CQRS).
  • Have written production backend systems using Go.
  • Experience using the core AWS services (EC2, VPC, Route53, IAM) with IaC tools (Terraform, Cloud Formation).
  • Experience using container technologies (Docker, ECS, Kubernetes).

The perks you'll enjoy...
A family-friendly work environment with flexible work hours
Employer contributory pension plan
Bonus scheme based on company performance
Private medical & dental
Life insurance
Annual transportation grant
Annual sports grant
Free lunches, drinks & snacks
Frequent team events

Keep Calm and waka waka...