Senior Backend Engineer

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CCP Games - Iceland
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Senior Backend Engineer
CCP Games is seeking a talented and ambitious Senior Backend Engineer for CCP’s Project Nova – a new high quality PC FPS set in the universe of New Eden. We are looking for someone capable of acting as a key contributor to the development of the backend architecture and implementation.
We are looking for a highly talented and driven individual who wants to be part of an exceptional team, in an inspiring and collaborative environment, working on ground-breaking technology with potentially extraordinary impact.


  • Design, develop, and maintain modular and scalable back-end technology for persistent multiplayer games
  • Build and maintain IaC for cloud deployment
  • Develop strategy and infrastructure for cloud-based continuous deployment
  • Design, develop, and maintain scaling strategies and matchmaking
  • Integrate with 3rd party services like PSN, Facebook, Steam
  • Develop strategies for security and stability


  • 5+ years industry experience as an Engineer, of which at least 2+ as a Senior Engineer. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher
  • Must feel comfortable creating innovation and leveraging the strengths of emerging and pre-existing technologies. 
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Experience with container-based services
  • Experience with cloud based development and deployment
  • Experience with automated deployment and maintenance of high volume services
  • Experience with managing and deploying from git repositories
  • Able to operate in Windows and POSIX environments
  • Experience creating and using Docker in development and deployment
  • Experience instrumenting for monitoring and alerting (i.e.: DataDog or NewRelic)
  • Experience instrumenting for debugging (i.e.: Sentry, ELK, or Splunk)
  • Knowledge of messaging patterns
  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful interfaces
  • Experience with IaC frameworks (i.e.: OpenStack or CloudFormation)
  • Experience with scaling and caching strategies
  • Comprehensive understanding of UDP, TCP, and HTTP standards
  • Must feel comfortable creating innovation and leveraging the strengths of emerging and pre-existing technologies. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline with little oversight
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Passion for video games
  • Fluent in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills for working with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams


  • Experience setting up and maintaining analytics services
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with GoLang
  • Knowledge of RDBS
  • Knowledge of UE4
  • Good sense of humor

 All candidates should include a portfolio or supporting samples of previous work, together with a cover letter.

About CCP

CCP was founded in 1997 in Reykjavik, Iceland. With the launch of EVE Online in May 2003, CCP established itself as one of the most innovative companies in interactive entertainment, winning numerous awards and receiving critical acclaim worldwide. Since then, CCP has dedicated itself to the development of cutting edge games. CCP is founded on the principle of pushing the envelope and breaking new ground on all levels. Nowhere is this more evident than in our pioneering work in virtual reality, which we think will play an increasingly important role in gaming, and beyond, in the years to come. At CCP we see games as virtual realities. They are about creating experiences unattainable in any other form of media. A virtual reality is about true human interaction and true human emotions in a living and evolving world.
CCP encourages respect, dialog, interaction and cooperation between its employees and players on a deeper level than is common at other game companies. Through this, CCP improves the quality of its products and creates an inspiring and challenging environment for talent to thrive.

Home of the EVE Online development team, Reykjavik is called the “coolest” destination on earth, but the chilliest thing about Iceland is really its name
In January the temperature is usually warmer than in New York and apart from a few blizzards, the rest of the year is temperate and relatively mild. Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital and the center of Iceland's thriving cultural and economic life. Although not a large city, it offers everything that a cosmopolitan capital prides itself in. There are a wide variety of restaurants in Reykjavik, and no doubt everyone can find something to suit his/her taste. The assortment of cafés and pubs is tremendous, and Reykjavik has become famous for its extreme nightlife. CCP is dedicated to create and maintain a culture of equality.

Contact Details:
CCP Games - Iceland
Tel: (+354) 540 9100
Fax: (+354) 540 9198
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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