Game Developer Backend (m/f)

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Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development, Web Development
Mainland Europe
Bigpoint GmbH
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Bigpoint Lyon is looking for a Backend Developer to work on our upcoming AAA mobile F2P game.

You will be part of an International team of developers, artists and game designers working on an ambitious casual game currently in production.


- Translate requirements into clean, efficient and maintainable code

- Contribute to gameplay features with technical knowledge

- Identify technical solutions to gameplay questions in cooperation with other departments

- Full responsibility for all backend related topics through the whole product lifecycle

- Explain the technical trade-offs of different approaches, including estimating how long each will take to develop

- Advanced understanding of relevant and emerging technologies

- Proper documentation of code and technical approaches

Game Server Development

- Develop, improve, test and adapt core backend features that are used across different games (e.g. authentication, persistence, networking)

- Integrate and maintain client-side elements developed by frontend developers with server-side logic (e.g. ranking, quests, social features)

- Build reusable code and libraries for future use

- Ensure stability, scalability and performance of the backend by monitoring the servers, services and environments

- Develop, improve, test and maintain administrative functionality for game projects (e.g. Community management, Customer Relationship management, Support)

- Establish, improve and maintain coding standards and collaboration tools (e.g. Git, code reviews, branching and merging strategies)

Server Environment amp; Release Engineering

- Write, improve, test and maintain configuration management solutions for core features and game projects with established tools and languages (e.g. Chef, Docker, Ruby, Shell Scripting)

- Build code with established tools (e.g. Jenkins, Gradle, Makefiles)

- Develop and maintain deployment scripts, using established tools and languages (e.g. Python, Shell Scripting)

- Configure, improve, maintain and document workflows and operational procedures to automate deployment to (cloud based) server nodes with established tools like Rundeck


- 4+ years of experience in backend development

- Worked on at least 2 games that are or have been live

- Excellent knowledge of PHP, Java, C#

- Perfect understanding of network layers: IP, TCP/UDP, RPC

- Great experience with various database systems: SQL, NoSQL

- Professional experience working with Linux

- Experience working with Unity is a plus

Contact Details:
Bigpoint GmbH
Tel: +49(0)40-88 14 13 0
Contact: Recruitment Team

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