Server Lead - Manager

Engineering Toronto, ON

Kim Kardashian Hollywood


Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Covet Fashion, Design Home, Racing Rivals, TAP Sports Baseball, and branded IP games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling SOMA district of San Francisco.

Role Overview

We are looking for a hands-on server lead that is an expert in server architecture and development and passionate about guiding the efforts of a stellar engineering group. You will manage a small tight-knit team of server, Dev Ops and web developers while helping to coordinate scheduling efforts, orchestrating system design and assisting with implementation. Our games are services and are continually being improved upon and support millions of players. Do not worry if you don't have games experience. If you have experience with mobile or web apps that are driven by a cloud infrastructure then we want to speak with you too.


  • Define, architect, & develop scalable back-end components that coordinate well with client-side technologies
  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools (including Web Admin Tool front-end functionality)
  • Architect & develop new (and extend existing) back-end architectures with PHP
  • Evaluate new cloud services to meet the requirements of the titles
  • Work with client team to harden back-end and client functionality
  • Scope large tasks, and systems, and assist with execution of non-critical path tasks
  • Ensure that our systems are built to scale and are secure
  • Oversight of monitoring and operation of our server systems to maximize uptime and resolve issues quickly
  • Mentor and develop the team and participate in code reviews
  • Identify and drive improvements in the technology base and development processes


  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent education/work experience
  • 8+ Years industry experience developing software systems
  • 5+ Years experience with cloud solutions, and in particular, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • 3+ Years industry experience as a Lead Software Engineer / Engineering Manager
  • Significant experience developing online services (REST APIs) for consumer facing applications
  • Expertise with scripting languages such as PHP or Python
  • Strong understanding of Dev Ops
  • Experience with front-end development technologies, such as Angular, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Strong team building skills and enjoy managing a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills collaborating with both technical and non-technical people

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. DynamoDB, Cassandra)
  • Experience designing or operating applications in microservices architecture
  • Professional experience developing for social networks

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be.  Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  Glu is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.