Senior AWS Solutions Engineer

Berlin /
Engineering – Engineering /
Full Time
As a leading mobile games developer, our vision is to make premium entertainment games that are an enduring part of our players' lives. We combine the best creative talent in the world with our proprietary tech platform to create the deepest, richest, and most engaging mobile entertainment experiences.

We’re on the hunt for innovative talents who consider themselves collaborative, and thrive in a dynamic environment. Founded in 2016, the Berlin studio has launched two successful games: Mahjong City Tours and Solitaire Showtime. We are looking for individuals who take ownership, want to have an impact in our team and the lives or our players, and enjoy working in a talented team and growing studio as part of Jam City’s global organization.

We are looking for a talented Backend AWS Engineer to join our dynamic team to build large, scalable services that are the foundation of the games within our Berlin-based studio. We are passionate about empowering developers to make great games, and helping players easily enjoy them.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Takes ownership of features/bugs/issues from conception to run in production.
    • Develops code that is performant, easy to maintain by others and works as intended.
    • Collaborates with all of the game teams including client engineers, game designers, support, and analytics.
    • Your input is highly valued to improve game quality or offer alternatives to meet timelines.
    • Eager to learn new things especially if it solves hard problems or improves the quality of life for a team.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • 4+ years of relevant work experience.
    • Passionate and self-driven!
    • We love engineers who tackle difficult issues and provide innovative, performant solutions.
    • Experience solving impactful technical challenges; we look for people who can assess a challenge, craft a scalable architecture, and run with implementation.
    • Distributed systems programming experience (we use NodeJS, Java and Python).
    • Experience managing cloud services at scale (we use AWS).
    • Service ownership experience; the ability to run, troubleshoot, and deploy your own services (we use Lambda, DynamoDB, S3, CloudFormation).
    • Experience with SQL and non-relational databases (we use DynamoDB, Redis).
    • Operating systems experience (we use Linux/Unix).

NICE TO HAVE

    • AWS certificates.
    • Game development or Google Cloud Platform skills also their API.
    • Experience with Websockets or other server push models, Search Engines, Graph Databases.
    • Has experience in large-scale, high-performance distributed software environment.
    • Has experience in the mobile gaming/video game industry.
    • Has experience with real-time multiplayer features and their networking requirements.
    • Familiarity with Docker and CloudFront.
    • X-Ray and EC2 are nice to have.
CHECK OUT LIFE AS A JAM CITIZEN:
- Company news and events on our LinkedIn
- Company Blog
- Employee Feedback on our Comparably page
- Find videos on our teams and games on our Youtube

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION
We believe in creating games that unite people across the world and that showcase our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our players and employees. We strive to create a workforce that is reflective of our global player community as we know that we are stronger and better when we play together. To help promote an inclusive culture, we celebrate the visible and invisible diversity of our Jam Citizens through initiatives including Employee Resource Groups, cultural events, trainings, speaker series, and more. 

Jam City is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, marital, or domestic partnerships status, disability, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws. Our management is committed to following this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruiting, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.