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Senior Backend/Server Engineer

Division: Battlecry Studios | Department: Platform | Location: Austin , US-TX, US

BattleCry Studios is seeking a qualified Senior Backend/Server Engineer to help create and maintain game services for our online title, BATTLECRY. We are looking for experience in open source-based distributed system frameworks with database experience.  You would help build our in-game e-commerce system, incorporate our game with an existing accounts and customer service system, and help build our game web presence. All of this must be done in an Amazon cloud environment using the latest IAAS best practices.  

As we are a Python shop for our backend services, a successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with Python and web frameworks based upon them. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help design and build the in-game storefront and other backend systems

 Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience building reliable, highly available and scalable platforms
  • Experience building in a cloud environment (ideally AWS)
  • Expertise in OO programming in Python (C++ experience a bonus, but not required)
  • Knowledge of Linux environments, source code control systems, and release management
  • Strong coding, algorithm design, debugging skills
  • BS Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • Experience working with secure RESTful web services that are highly scalable

 Bonus Skills:

  • Django, Tornado, or Twisted experience
  • Node.js experience
  • Experience with messaging frameworks (AMQP)
  • Strong relational database fundamentals, hands-on experience with non-relational/NoSQL alternatives, and solid grasp of which to use when
  • Experience with MVC frameworks is plus
  • Experience with integrating with third party APIs (including social networks and payment/billing systems)

About Our Team:

BattleCry Studios, located in Austin, TX, brings together a group of seasoned developers with one goal: to create fun, AAA online global experiences for the connected world. BattleCry is currently working on the newly announced team action combat title, BATTLECRY.

We’re looking for thinkers, driven by creativity and self-discipline, to successfully launch games. We never want to tell you what to do. We trust our team to go with their instincts because that will foster the very best ideas for our games and the players.

To learn more about BATTLECRY (planned to be in Beta in 2015), please visit the game’s official website at http://www.battlecrythegame.com.

How to Apply

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