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Backend Engineer

Epic Games

Epic Games

Software Engineering
Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 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

Our team builds the backend services powering our online experiences for both internal and third party game development teams all over the world: Epic Online Services. We currently focus on systems like matchmaking, player inventory, achievements, voice chat, parties, and more. We own and maintain relationships with both our external partners and our own internal game teams. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll join our mission in delivering free, cross-platform game services for all developers. This role will help develop and expand the reach of Epic Online Services, which powers our games, such as Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys as well as external partners. Epic believes in an open, integrated gaming community and this opportunity is to help us build just that on a global scale. As a member of our team, you will help us to craft highly available, high throughput, low latency services at scale, synchronous and asynchronous services, persistent connection services, and a variety of other systems. These will all help to power our internal products and enable external development teams all over the world. The team is a collaborative environment and you 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

  • Get things done - Epic empowers engineers to assess a challenge, craft a solution, and implement it
  • Architect and contribute to features related to the online gaming experience
  • Work with client and other backend teams to develop new systems
  • Integrate feedback from our various partners to evolve and improve existing features
  • Write and maintain distributed systems to handle large scale challenges
  • Own the outcome - Be accountable for the solutions you build and flexible around the ambiguity of the problem space

What we're looking for

  • 4+ years software engineering industry experience developing online systems
  • Experience work​ing​ with distributed systems to handle large scale challenges (Redis, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Spring)
  • Proven track record of growing, guiding, and mentoring team members​
  • Proven track record of operating live and online services at scale, leveraging industry best practices and standards
  • Experience leading a team of engineers in a ambiguous and sometimes chaotic environment
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide, solicit and accept feedback constructively


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.