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Senior Backend Services Engineer

Division: Bethesda Softworks | Department: Platform | Location: Rockville, MD or Austin, TX, US

The Senior Backend Services Engineer will work with a team of talented engineers to develop scalable and high performance core platform services in a predominantly Python based infrastructure. The role focuses on hands on programming and architecture contributions while interfacing with multiple engineering and design teams, and quality for our products with an emphasis on iteratively learning actions.


  • Write clean, maintainable code in Python, that is suitable for continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), following best practices and software guidelines

  • Design, architect and develop software for large-scale services and systems

  • Liaise and manage with third-party development teams to ensure a quality product

  • Coach and mentor junior engineers

  • Drive the engineering rhythm and process of the team from planning, resource allocation, design, coding, deployment, and support

  • Actively provide code review feedback to other developers

  • Debug code, troubleshoot problems and develop solutions for production issues

  • Collaborate with other developers, quality engineers (QE), ops engineers and support engineers to ensure smooth deployment, continual operation and fanatical support of quality software

  • Understand diverse languages and technologies -  Python, Nginx, Redis, MySQL, AWS technologies, etc.

  • Commitment to creating an environment where the team can deliver high-quality work at a sustainable pace

  • Perform under minimal supervision on significantly complex assignments

  • Other duties as assigned


  • 4 years of experience as a software engineer

  • You should possess a strong technical background and a good grasp of software engineering principles, exceptional problem solving, design, programming, and testing skills

  • Ability to research and gain good working knowledge of technologies relevant to the strategic direction of the company

  • Solid knowledge of design patterns and object oriented software design practices

  • Good working knowledge of highly scalable web servers (e.g. Nginx, Tornado)

  • Good working knowledge of Message Brokers (RMQ/SQS), RDBMS (MySQL) and Caching technologies (Memcached/Redis)

  • Solid knowledge on distributed, highly available and massively scalable system design.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills


  • Experience working with Game Studios, integrating online services

  • Solid experience working within the AWS Platform

  • Experience working in a microservice based infrastructure

  • Ruby rails experience is a plus

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