Lead Server Engineer

Engineering San Francisco, California


The ideal Lead Server Engineer has a strong engineering background, has shipped robust, scalable back-end applications that run in production, and takes complete ownership of their area of expertise.

The services we build support hundreds of millions of transactions per day across millions of active gaming users. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your engineering skills to make a material impact on a highly valued revenue platform.


  • Develop critical central services in support of Glu's worldwide studios.
  • Be responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, from design and architecture, through development, deployment and maintenance.
  • Improve Glu’s ability to leverage data in making key real-time decision about everything from ad strategy to game experience.
  • Work with global studios to define requirements and features, and deliver on those features.
  • Maintain high standards for engineering practices across the group.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/mathematics/engineering, or other fields with proven engineering experience.
  • 7+ years software engineering experience, especially working on high-volume back-end services.
  • Expertise with a modern object-oriented programming language, especially Java
  • Experience building web applications, especially with Spring.
  • Experience with databases, especially NoSQL stores such as DynamoDB or Cassandra.
  • Experience with AWS is highly preferred.

Bonus Points

  • Experience Building data-rich web applications, especially with technologies like Angular.js and Node.js.
  • Knowledge of distributed data processing technologies such as Spark, Storm or Elasticsearch
  • Experience with a containerized framework, such as Docker.