Senior Server Programmer

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

As a Senior Server Programmer you will help us break new ground on a title that will take social connection to the next level. You will help lead the building the backend for a title that will need to support millions of daily players. Our games are services and are continually being improved upon. We are looking for a skilled, passionate senior developer that wants to own large pieces of the project and disseminate their expert knowledge within the rest of the team.


  • Design, code, document, debug and enhance server side PHP code
  • Work with a multitude of cloud services and know the trade-offs of each
  • Evaluate and adopt new cloud services to meet the requirements of the title
  • Ensure that our systems are built to scale and are secure
  • Collaborate with designers, other client and server programmers, DevOps and QA on features
  • Complete tasks under tight deadlines
  • Identify and drive improvements in the technology base and development processes
  • Mentor other developers and participate in code reviews


  • Experience shipping a mobile application with a significant server back-end
  • Expertise with scripting languages such as PHP or Python
  • Expertise with writing server end points for a mobile application
  • Expertise with cloud-based services
  • You take pride in your work and have tremendous attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and enjoy working with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in Computer Science, or related field; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of both

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. DynamoDB, Cassandra)
  • Experience designing or operating applications in a microservices architecture
  • Professional experience developing for social networks
  • Relevant personal projects and open source work

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.