Manager - Backend Games & Services

São Paulo
Engineering – Backend Engineering
Who we are 

TFG is the largest mobile game company in Latin America, and one of the largest in the world. In 8 years, we have released over 70 games, including hits such as Sniper 3D, the leading FPS game on App Store and Google Play Store, and Colorfy, the world's most popular coloring app. Our games have been downloaded 1 billion times in 125 countries. The team started with two brothers, and now there are around 320 of us – and counting. To build the very best mobile games, we gather exceptional talent in software engineering, art and animation, product design and management, marketing, and data science.

About the Team

Backend Engineers are responsible for defining the architecture and implementing systems with high availability and scalability which interact with millions of players across the world and are essential to our games. Besides directly impacting our players, our team is also responsible for developing internal systems and tools, used by a wide variety of teams of the company, from other engineers to recruiters. To achieve both goals, we work with a broad technology stack and have a mindset of being fully responsible for our systems, from their conception to incident resolution and troubleshooting in production. We are always collaborating with other engineering teams, to provide the best experience to our players.

We own several services that, combined, serve more than 1 million requests per minute. We know this number will only grow and we're looking for engineers that can help with the challenges of developing backend systems that perform well at large scale.

About the Role 

TFG Co is searching for engineering managers to join our backend team. On the technical side, you'll need to find bottlenecks and solve with ease of performance problems in distributed systems. You'll also make decisions about bigger systems design themes, such as when to build sustainable, high-impact projects and when to ship things quickly and with quality. You'll be responsible for guiding and developing highly-skilled engineers and will work closely with other managers and leaders to improve our processes and ensure we have a world-class engineering organization.

More about you

    • Team focused. You believe in influencing through developing relationships over-exercising authority. You always look for improving your team's health, for example, by balancing operational responsibilities with development.
    • Technically skilled. You have in-depth knowledge about systems design and have built a career focused on studying how to design, maintain, and monitor highly scalable systems. You are happy when you contribute to planning and design discussions.
    • Having the best engineers is key to scaling. We look for leaders that thrive when hiring the best engineers and promoting their growth. You believe in providing continuous, thoughtful feedback and in recognizing the individual strengths and contributions of your team members.

What you’ll do

    • On a daily basis:
    • Participate in and guide the development of systems focusing on your customer, whether they are players or other TFG employees;
    • Guarantee the team engineers' happiness and productivity;
    • Attract and retain talent;

    • On a weekly basis:
    • Conduct 1:1s with the backend team engineers;
    • Plan team activities and engineers' allocation;
    • Report status to the director (what was delivered in the previous week and what will be delivered next);

    • On a quarterly basis:
    • Set the team's goals aligned with the company's OKRs.

What you'll need

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience;
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills;
    • 5+ years of software development professional experience;
    • Experience managing teams of at least 5 people.


    • Experience developing and maintaining systems with a high volume of requests;
    • 8+ years of software development professional experience;
    • Experience managing teams with 10+ engineers and being responsible for creating a team from scratch;
    • Project management;
    • Experience developing systems in the games industry.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build the best gaming company, where everyone thrives.