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Lead Engineer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Sales & Business Development
helsinki-uusimaa, finland
Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2023


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Social Ecosystem is the Epic organization that owns the answers to three questions: Who are our players? How are they organized? and What can they do together? These areas of concern cover responsibilities including account management, parties, voice chat, child safety, in-game social overlay, stewardship of personal data, and more. Our platform is designed to be used by developers within and beyond the walls of the Epic ecosystem, and supports exciting titles like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys.

What You'll Do

The Lead Engineer for Identity will be responsible for driving the performance, culture, and practices of a squad of seasoned, passionate engineers.

In this role, you will

  • Lead a squad in creating and operating online systems and solutions spanning backend services and web apps.
  • Own technical design and drive implementation of robust, highly scalable online solutions.
  • Define, deliver, and drive ongoing improvement of SLAs for a variety of Social Ecosystem initiatives.
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish clear priorities and define expectations which translate into a scope of work the team can effectively deliver on.
  • Manage the needs of the team, understanding strengths, areas of potential growth, and surfacing opportunities for development.
  • Communicate expectations and results clearly and frequently with a diverse array of external stakeholders and partners.
  • Provide deep knowledge of Social Ecosystem systems, and drive best practices around industry standards including scalability, resiliency, and security.

What we're looking for

  • Experience with account and personal identity management systems or experience building large scale service oriented architectures in the entertainment industry.
  • Strong experience as an engineering leader.
  • Proven track record of guiding and developing squads to deliver online solutions at scale, leveraging industry best practices and standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of system health, monitoring, and troubleshooting for distributed online solutions.
  • Experience architecting, designing, and developing complex back-end systems.


We pay 100% for benefits for both employees and dependents. Our current benefits package includes accident insurance (at work and leisure), occupational health care, supplemental medical, life insurance, business travel insurance, public transportation, annual celebrations and game nights for employees and family members. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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