Senior Backend Services Engineer - Bethesda Softworks

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Zenimax Media Inc.
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The Senior Backend Services Engineer will work with a team of talented engineers to develop scalable and high performance core platform services in a predominantly Python based infrastructure. The role focuses on hands on programming and architecture contributions while interfacing with multiple engineering and design teams, and quality for our products with an emphasis on iteratively learning actions.


Write clean, maintainable code in Python, that is suitable for continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), following best practices and software guidelines
Design, architect and develop software for large-scale services and systems
Liaise and manage with third-party development teams to ensure a quality product
Coach and mentor junior engineers
Drive the engineering rhythm and process of the team from planning, resource allocation, design, coding, deployment, and support
Actively provide code review feedback to other developers
Debug code, troubleshoot problems and develop solutions for production issues
Collaborate with other developers, quality engineers (QE), ops engineers and support engineers to ensure smooth deployment, continual operation and fanatical support of quality software
Understand diverse languages and technologies - Python, Nginx, Redis, MySQL, AWS technologies, etc.
Commitment to creating an environment where the team can deliver high-quality work at a sustainable pace
Perform under minimal supervision on significantly complex assignments
Other duties as assigned


4 years of experience as a software engineer
You should possess a strong technical background and a good grasp of software engineering principles, exceptional problem solving, design, programming, and testing skills
Ability to research and gain good working knowledge of technologies relevant to the strategic direction of the company
Solid knowledge of design patterns and object oriented software design practices
Good working knowledge of highly scalable web servers (e.g. Nginx, Tornado)
Good working knowledge of Message Brokers (RMQ/SQS), RDBMS (MySQL) and Caching technologies (Memcached/Redis)
Solid knowledge on distributed, highly available and massively scalable system design.
Excellent written and verbal skills


Experience working with Game Studios, integrating online services
Solid experience working within the AWS Platform
Experience working in a microservice based infrastructure
Ruby rails experience is a plus

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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