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Improbable • Spain

Principal Software Engineer – Backend Services

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

The Multiplayer Group (MPG) are 300 developers and data scientists, helping our clients and partners build 20+ AAA projects at any one time. We’re probably the most experienced multiplayer dev group in the world and we’re set up to help the games industry make games more easily, to deliver the highest quality, and become long-term partners.
We hire the best people, our talented team is spread across the globe. We’re remote-friendly and big on wellbeing, so if you love the sound of us, we’d love to hear from you!
Your mission:
Working in a team of backend engineers to deliver, deploy and help integrate backend services as part of industry leading game projects. Working alongside the Lead Software Engineer/Technical Director and stakeholders to extract requirements and help define solutions. Spearhead and oversee code implementation and delivery by the backend team on genre defining titles.
Please note this position is fully remote based in Spain 🇪🇸

What you'll be doing:

  • Individual contribution: construct systems, write code, deployments, etc.
  • Extract requirements and advise on solutions, working alongside the Lead to provide high profile support to the client
  • Work with the team and stakeholders to estimate and prioritise work
  • Work with the team to iterate on solutions that fit requirements
  • Lead development through individual contribution
  • Set and maintain high quality standards and process: tests, CI/CD, documentation
  • Help and mentor team members in day-to-day work

What we'll need from you:

  • Solid engineering and code architecture skills
  • Solid problem solving, debugging and optimisation skills
  • Previous experience in ONE or more of the following languages: Golang, Java, C#, Node.js, C++
  • Ability to create high level documentation, diagrams, designs, etc
  • Ability to advise team members on technical and production matters
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders and prioritise work
  • Experience building distributed applications
  • Knowledge of Microservices and service oriented architectures (SOA), especially Kubernetes and Docker
  • Attention to detail with a strong ability to analyse and comprehend direction
  • A good communicator with the ability to verbalise conceptual thoughts and the willingness to accept constructive critique
  • Previous experience in game development and shipping a game title
  • Experience developing server backends for AAA games, free-to-play (mobile) games, casino apps or similar

What would help:

  • Golang experience is highly desirable
  • Experience with cloud platforms: Amazon AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools, e.g. Terraform
  • Strong Database experience with both SQL and No SQL highly desirable

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme
Location
93%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
87%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
83%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
85%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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