Senior Backend Engineer
WHAT MAKES US EPIC?
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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.
ENGINEERING - EPIC GAMES SERVICES
What We Do
Driving the plug-in power behind Unreal Engine 5. We bridge connections for licensees and our own internal game teams to online services. This allows games like Fortnite to utilize a combination of platform online services as well as Epic’s own online services to build cross-platform online features. Login, parties, voice chat, matchmaking, purchasing, cloud storage, and analytics are just a few examples of online features that our Online Game Services team helps games utilize.
What You'll Do
We are currently looking for a Backend Engineer to join our Online Game Services team. In this role at Epic, you'll be at the center of services that power Fortnite and related experiences for products around the globe. You will craft highly available, high throughput, low latency services at scale, synchronous and asynchronous services, persistent connection services, and a variety of other systems. From design, implementation, and deployment you'll be able to shape the services and features that drive the future of our products. We're looking for a skilled, dependable innovator who works well with others and enjoys finding creative solutions.
In this role, you will
- Get things done: Epic empowers engineers to assess a challenge, craft a solution, and implement it.
- Write distributed systems to handle large scale challenges (we use Java).
- Work with public cloud infrastructure to facilitate a fast moving ecosystem (we use AWS).
- Own the entire lifecycle of services, including live operations and deployment.
- Craft solutions using modern SQL and nonrelational databases (we use Mongodb, Dynamo and Redis).
- Work together with both upstream and downstream service owners, producers and other cloud, infrastructure and embedded DevOps engineers to ship solutions.
- Own the outcome - Be accountable for the solutions you build and flexible around the ambiguity of the problem space.
What we're looking for
- 5+ years of software engineering experience, with experience in developing online systems.
- Experience as a technical leader, designing and architecting the technical vision and serving as a mentor to other engineers.
- Proven track record of operating live services Experience working with a team of engineers to solve large and ambiguous problems.
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide, solicit and accept feedback constructively.
This role is open to multiple locations (including CA and WA).
Pay Transparency Information
The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).
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.
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