Lead Software Engineer - Game Optimization Platform (M/F)

Paris /
Growth & Engineering – Gaming Engineering /
Voodoo is a Tech company that creates and publishes hyper-casual and casual mobile games for a wide audience. It is the worldwide leader in the mobile game market through snackable, innovative and creative content combining data and new technologies.

The company raised $200M in 2018 and we have been certified a Great Place to Work France 2020. More recently, Tencent has become a minority stakeholder in Voodoo, with a role in framing our strategy to dominate the Asia Pacific region.

#1 worldwide in mobile game downloads, and regularly at the top of the App Store rankings, our games have about 300 million monthly active users and more than 4.4 billion downloads since our creation. Voodoo is one of the most impressive examples of hypergrowth in the ecosystem, having multiplied its turnover by 5 over the past few years.

With more than 300 employees around the world, we are hereby inviting you to join an ambitious, innovative and international company!

What is Voodoo’s Culture all about?
We recruit passionate and creative profiles, who combine data and new technologies to disrupt the mobile market. Driven by a test-and-learn culture, we welcome wonderfully talented people wishing to undertake and manage unique, ambitious and challenging projects.

Before applying, you need to know that the company’s Culture is very important to us. Our employees evolve within an environment designed to be a centre for fulfillment. Daily life at Voodoo is characterised by numerous events throughout the year that allow you to feel fully integrated into the team and get involved in creative and innovative projects. Among them: onboarding programs, our annual global summit, other company-wide events, hackathons, game jams, wellness events and more.

What will be your main challenges?
We are looking for a talented Lead Software Engineer to lead the Gaming Engineering team and to be in charge of our game optimization platform. The platform is used internally by our live-ops team and internal studios and will be open to external use at a later stage. It is key to fast iterations and making data-driven decisions.

- Lead a team of software engineers while contributing technically to projects.
- Architect, design, and build projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Contribute to promoting a strong engineering culture, a passion for quality and for a job  well done.

With this role you will  have a strong impact on the company as the platform empowers product managers by allowing them to seamlessly and remotely:
- configure games (change gameplay elements and parameters, optimize meta features…),
- set up, launch and stop AB tests,
- target specific segments of our audience and offer them tailored gaming experiences.

At a later stage, it will also fully leverage Voodoo’s custom analytics capabilities and become the one-stop shop for efficient, data-driven, and long-term product management.

The platform is therefore crucial to the core business: all launched games will be managed via our internal platform to offer the best experience to millions of users worldwide.

What is your team about? 
This year, Voodoo is focusing on tech recruitment. When it comes to growth, several bottlenecks we’ve previously experienced involve the projects that our tech teams are working on every day, such as our brand new publishing platform designed to support studios and game launches, our marketing performance and optimization systems based on machine learning, and improving the attractiveness of our games and user retention, all of which we approach using internal data collecting solutions, analysis, and A/B testing. Based on our principles and values, you will have the opportunity to join our strong Growth & Engineering department, composed of around 40 people. Be a part of and manage a small, independent, helpful and high-performing team. Come and work with us to solve complex problems using best-in-class technology. 

How do you match with our Stack?
Vuejs ⧫ Nodejs ⧫ Kubernetes ⧫ DynamoDB ⧫ S3 ⧫ SQS

What do we expect?
- Experience with balancing a hands-on engineering role while managing teams of 5-10 engineers.
- Rock-solid foundation in Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, software design) and solid experience in Object Oriented Programming and architecture.
- Have worked in Agile environments, are passionate for shipping quality code and for automated testing.
- Great oral and written communication and presentation skills in English (French is a plus).

What do we offer for this role?
Competitive salary (of course) ⧫ Bonus ⧫ Free shares ⧫ Remote days⧫ Lunch card ⧫ Wellness activities ⧫ Hackathon ⧫ Seminars ⧫ Global Summit

The salary will depend on the experience and skills a candidate brings to the position. The Voodoo Career Path is available for all employees, with management and expert tracks outlining the transparent salary ranges available to all our employees.

What is our recruitment process?
Our recruitment process typically includes a call with our recruitment team, as well as interviews with your future manager and team members focusing on job fit.  We will focus on your soft skills through values fit interview that will determine if your values are compatible with ours. Our CEO is very much involved in the recruitment process, that is why on occasion he will also meet candidates as a last step. Lastly, our test and case studies culture is an integral part of the recruitment process and will feature at some point in your process.

Does this sound like it was written with you in mind? Excellent! Put in your application and let’s discuss the possibilities!