Sr. Backend Developer (m/ f)

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Mainland Europe
MegaZebra GmbH
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Sr. Backend Developer (m/f)

Sr. Backend Developer (m/f)

Backend Development – Munich, Germany

Who we are

At MegaZebra we craft category-leading games. Based in Munich, Germany, and Montréal, Canada, we develop our own original titles and games based on “Hollywood”-IP such as the Desperate Housewives Game. By combining technology, game-design, art, analytics, and bringing together passionate people from around the globe we have repeatedly been able to produce hit games.

We develop all our games in small and vibrant teams. Each team enjoys a high degree of autonomy, and is committed to creating something outstanding. We are now looking for an experienced Senior Backend Developer to join our talented crew.

What you’ll be doing

  • Development of backend on PHP for mobile- and web-games with social gameplay (iOS, Android and Facebook)
  • Development of data structures and models, optimized for fast-access and high concurrency
  •  Development of Backend interfaces, APIs and internal services interaction protocols
  • Implementation of server-side game logic across our portfolio of games
  • Create a reliable and secure server backend for new games
  • Optimize live applications to allow millions of users to play worldwide

Your profile

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a PHP developer
  • Advanced knowledge of databases, database engineering, especially in MySQL
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, e.g. Cassandra, is a plus
  • Excellent skills in PHP, familiar with the MVC pattern
  • 1+ years of experience with subversion tools (git/svn)
  • 1+ years of working in a SCRUM environment
  • Prior experience in PHPUnit
  • Previous experience with UNIX system and server setup
  • Prior experience in game development is considered a big advantage
  • Strong knowledge in JavaScript
  • Experience with Continuous integration Tools (jenkins) is a plus
  • We work on our games in small teams, so being a team player is essential
  • You’re used to discussing a variety of solutions to technical challenges with others
  • You work with great attention to detail and are very reliable
  • Very good English language skills 

What we offer 

  • Become part of the company which develops category-leading, cross-platform games on mobile and Facebook
  • Develop games that are among the fastest growing apps on mobile and Facebook
  • Work in a highly creative environment with a super-flat hierarchy
  • Receive a competitive salary and benefit from one of the best health care systems worldwide
  • Enjoy our centrally located rooftop studio right beside the river
  • Enjoy a free supply of the famous Club-Mate, Bavarian beer, sweets and fruit in our break room with panoramic view

If that sounds like you and you are interested to relocate to Munich to become a part of our team, please apply in English with a cover letter, CV and suitable work samples.

Contact Details:
MegaZebra GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 89 80 92 95
Contact: Stephanie Hannemann

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