Senior Blockchain Engineer (platform)

Programming Austin, Texas


Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? What about working on our new original IP? Certain Affinity is the largest independent developer in Texas, based out of Austin, and we have a growing presence in Toronto, Canada. Our culture reflects the values and the vibrant nature of the cities we call home. This includes a commitment to evolution, diversity, excellence, and work-life balance. We are also excited to be the latest recipient of the Canadian Studio of the Year award. We're best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though now we are creating compelling new games of our own. We're always on the lookout for amazing talent to join our team.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Platform team at Certain Affinity, you will be responsible for developing and owning services and infrastructure that support crypto-powered games. You will build inter-protocol blockchain systems to serve the infrastructural needs of application-level developers. You will work with members of the Platform team to create state-of-the-art software to handle millions of players in a fun and seamless game experience. This position is a unique opportunity to make a big impact working with a small team on cutting-edge blockchain networks around games.

Responsibilities

  • Create, optimize, and maintain online services consumed by both internal and external customers
  • Build infrastructure and eliminate work through automation
  • Identify tools and approaches that will reduce complexity
  • Be an advocate for code quality and best practices
  • Interact with game teams and stakeholders to best understand their needs
Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in the fields of Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Understanding of distributed systems, data structures, and algorithms
  • Programming experience in one or more general-purpose programming languages (e.g., Go, C/C++, Rust, Python, Java)
  • Experience building, operating, and solving problems with microservices
  • Familiar with CI/CD practices
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Comfortable synthesizing technical and non-technical objectives
  • A systematic and detail-oriented problem-solving approach
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Excitement about the unknown–you are excited about learning new technologies and solving hard problems
  • A desire to work and support a diverse and inclusive environment
Extra Credit
  • Prior experience with blockchain technologies
  • Understanding of Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Contributor to open-source projects
  • Familiarity with container and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with cloud computing systems (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud)





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