Senior Software Engineer

Information Technology n/a, California


Description

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.

The Senior Software Engineer works in the GluPlay studio organization to develop advanced backend services and tools for high quality, social/mobile connected games. This individual will work closely with producers, designers, and other engineers to deliver rapid game development and robust live operations.  The successful candidate will have strong technical fundamentals, understand how to develop and run complex backend services, and have a passion for delivering delightful experiences to our players.

Team Overview

At GluPlay, we believe you can have fun anywhere, any time and at any age. That’s why we’re committed to creating mobile games for everyone to enjoy, including the fan-favorite DASH® games like Diner Dash®, Cooking Dash 2016® and Gordon Ramsay Dash™. Whether you’re in line at the store, on your lunch break or lounging at home, you only need a minute to dive into game—yet you’ll find a lifetime of entertainment. Our games are played by tens of millions of fans worldwide, and we’re just getting started.

Responsibilities

  • Code design, task estimation, implementation, and debugging of backend services.
  • Develop technology that enables and advances social/online features in our award-winning portfolio of games.
  • Optimizes the performance and reliability of our game services.
  • Contribute to advanced tech development and prototyping.
  • Effectively and frequently communicates with team members to ensure rapid iteration and highly efficient development.

Qualifications

  • Four plus years professional programming experience working on mobile games with a backend component.
  • Four plus years of experience developing REST web services.
  • Four plus years of professional programming experience using web technologies such as Ruby on rails, Jruby, and Python.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with Postgres or MySQL databases.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of how to write optimized, maintainable, high quality code that supports a wide variety of hardware and platforms.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with iOS development, Objective-C experience is a plus.
  • Experience working on a team that delivered a product(s) from inception to market.
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science.
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with social platforms and other backend services.

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be. Glu is always on the look out 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 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.

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