ILMxLAB Backend Engineer

Production Technology (R&D, PE, Pipeline) San Francisco, CA


Position at ILMxLAB

Position Summary

ILMxLAB is looking for a Backend Engineer to create efficient and scalable services for the next generation of Virtual & Augmented Reality experiences. You will work in a small, fast-paced team delivering synchronous/asynchronous services, persistent connection services, social systems and more!

What You’ll Do

  • Develop distributed, resilient and high-performing back-end services
  • Deploy applications in microservice architecture using container orchestration tools
  • Work closely with front-end developers as part of a feature team
  • Help code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews.
  • Oversee performance testing at the server level and load testing at the service level
  • Be proactive about service errors, interruptions and performance issues

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience (equivalent to 15+ years)
  • Strong skills in data structures, algorithms, software design and OOP
  • Experience with API design and implementation at scale
  • Experience developing scalable backend web services (NodeJS, Python, Java, Ruby, Rust...)
  • Experience with non-relational databases (Mongo, Dynamo, Redis...)
  • Knowledgeable on Docker and/or Kubernetes in a cloud environment
  • Knowledgeable operating AWS or other similar backend related technologies
  • Experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages like Python, Perl, shell scripting, etc
  • Knowledge of full service stack principles, from UI in the front-end to databases in the back-end
  • Passion to investigate and adopt new technologies and practices
  • Great communication skills that facilitate a collaborative working environment
  • Bonus Points for:
    • Hands on experience working on video streaming applications and familiar with video formats/technologies (h264/h265/VP9/others)
    • Experience designing and developing synchronous, real time/high performance/low latency back end apps
    • AR development experience (iOS/Android)
    • Game or mobile application development experience
    • Passion for the VR/AR entertainment industry

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.