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Backend Services Programmer

Austin, Texas
Permanent | Job ID #72390 | $120,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted a month ago

Onward Play's fantasy game indie studio client is in the process of developing an exciting new PC/console game with an original IP, and are seeking a skilled backend services developer to join their team. If you have the necessary experience and enjoy collaborating with a dedicated group of talented and passionate game developers, this is the perfect place for you!


  • Gather requirements based on input from stakeholders.
  • Provide accurate time estimates and communicate any necessary adjustments.
  • Develop and maintain Python backend code that coordinates between various backend services, game servers, and game clients.
  • Evaluate and interface with third-party APIs.
  • Deploy, configure, test, and debug various AWS cloud services.
  • Deliver clean, testable, and well-documented code.
  • Fearlessly and persistently debug challenging problems.


  • Extensive experience with Python.
  • Proficiency in working with HTTP, JSON, HTML, JavaScript, and WebSockets.
  • Ability to deploy, monitor, and debug remote services.
  • Design and implementation of REST-style APIs.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, preferably MongoDB.
  • Familiarity with developing in Linux environments.
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud platforms.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience in designing and scaling systems for high simultaneous user loads.
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Understanding of C++.
  • Experience working on live-service games.
  • Knowledge of console platform and service development.
  • Experience using TeamCity.


Pay: $120,000 - $140,000 yearly



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