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Engineering Lead

Epic Games

Epic Games

Sales & Business Development
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024


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

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

Matchmaking is at the heart of Epic’s first party successes, bringing players together across the many experiences such as Battle Royale, Lego, Festival, and Rocket Racing. We own and maintain relationships with both our external partners and our own internal game teams. The Engineering Lead will support a team of Software Engineers in providing developers the infrastructure and tools currently powering the matchmaking platform to create game experiences like never before. Many stakeholders within Fortnite and across the company need our services for their project’s success. The right candidate will be able to work across all the various functions to achieve these goals. The Matchmaking team is a collaborative environment and a successful candidate will help to foster an open, supportive culture in which everyone can be successful and their authentic self. Learn more at

In this role, you will

  • Lead a team in creating and operating online systems and solutions ​for backend services
  • Grow your team of software engineers through mentorship and development. This includes hiring, performance management, and career development
  • Drives outcomes and sets strategy that affect multiple teams and organizations
  • Be responsible for definition and delivery, as well as ​continuous improv​ement of SLAs for the ​online services environment​, including system health and monitoring, reporting and response, ​and ​on call resolution
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish clear priorities and defin​e expectations which translate to a scope of work ​the ​team can effectively deliver
  • Deliver ongoing, transparent communication with a focus on expectations​, fostering trust with internal stakeholders and external partners

What we're looking for

  • 7+ years software engineering industry experience developing online systems
  • Experience work​ing​ with distributed systems to handle large scale challenges (Redis, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Spring)
  • 2+ years of experience in a management role
  • Proven track record of growing, guiding, and developing teams​, as well as delivering online solutions at scale leveraging industry best practices and standards
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team to deliver operational excellence for distributed online solutions including system health, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Ability to manage a team strategy, its roadmap, and update stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a project


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


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.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.