Lead Backend Engineer

Engineering London, United Kingdom


Description

ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

Benefits

We look after our people with an extensive package of benefits, including:

  • Work your way with access to progressive working patterns including hybrid and fully remote
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process
  • 25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave

The Role

As a Lead Backend Engineer on our new unannounced title you will provide technical leadership, architectural guidance and mentoring for the backend team. You will collaborate closely with game feature teams, but also with other disciplines such as design, gameplay and UI, to create backend services to drive game features such as progression, inventories, purchasing, customer support and much more. With a strong focus on scalability and performance, you will be responsible for flexibility, reliability, performance and efficiency of our backend technologies. 

You have: 

  • Strong leadership skills, an enthusiastic attitude and team-first mentality; you give effective direction and feedback, and can nurture professional growth in your team 
  • Strong practical knowledge of distributed systems and scalable architecture fundamentals (including performance, consistency, communication models, etc)
  • In-depth knowledge of Golang, preferably also knowledgeable in other commonly used backend languages 
  • Experience building, deploying and operating services at scale 
  • Strong experience with cloud-hosted infrastructure automation 
  • Strong knowledge of Linux fundamentals 
  • Experience building online services using modern best practises 
  • Experience with the security aspects of online services 
  • Proficiency with relational and non-relational databases. 

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.