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Server-side Engineer - Bay Area

at The Playforge in San Mateo, CA   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
The Playforge is looking for a Server-side Engineer. The ideal candidate must have expert knowledge of and experience in the design, implementation and continuing support of large scale client/server applications. Extensive experience with multi-tier client/server architecture and scalable distributed systems is required. They will be working closely with the game engineers to build large, scalable services for delivering dynamic social games for the iPhone.

We are a small company and the right person in this position will have a lot of freedom to shape and define the backend services platform used in all of our future products. If you would like to be on the ground floor of a rapidly growing company which already has a proven track record, then this is the job for you!

Learn more about this opportunity at The Playforge here:
Work closely with game teams to design, develop, implement and release the server application infrastructure to support large scale social games
Manage performance, reliability, scalability, and security aspects for our servers
Optimize for scalability, efficiency and maintainability in cost effective and practical way
Collaborate with colleagues to define core requirements
Influence design and architectural decisions for our next game, while generating common infrastructure capabilities for use across all of our games (current and future)
Responsible for development of internal analytics tracking, queries, and tools for viewing and analyzing captured data
Strong knowledge of web service technologies (e.g. Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python)
Familiarity with Amazon webservices (particularly EC2, S3, RDS)
Expert knowledge of relational databases (ideally MySQL)
Familiar and confident with server frameworks, distributed systems, fault tolerance, and scalability
Experience scaling data-intensive applications with high concurrent-user load
Productive with minimal supervision. Strong prioritization instincts
Enjoy working in an environment that ships frequent, small iterations
Passionate about mobile gaming
BS/MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or similar
Minimum 3 years of server-side software development
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