Principal Production Engineer
Principal Production Engineer
Toronto, Ontario - Permanent
We are a party app, and developer platform for multiplayer games. It lets people party up with friends over video chat; and play their favourite games. Our mission is to bring people together through games they love - when they are physically apart.
We raised over $28M from top investors like General Catalyst, London Venture Partners and some of the top makers of video games in the world including Electronic Arts, Krafton (PUBG), Take Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Supercell, Riot Games, Miniclip and Tencent.
About the Role
We're looking for an outstanding Production Engineer to join our team. The role is a hybrid between software and systems engineering; you keep us running smoothly and scaling efficiently. You will be working on infrastructure components like our caching infrastructure, load balancing, and deployment systems, the Production Engineering team keeps us running.
This is a unique opportunity for someone looking to join a small team working on a fast growing consumer product; and make an impact. We are a talented team that likes to move fast, we are on a mission to build a lasting internet company and we like to have fun along the way.
We work with React-native, Node.js, Redis, GCP, Firebase, Redux.
What you will do
Implement backend services to support our rapidly growing network
Own services from design to launch and beyond
Evaluate trade-offs to iterate quickly while not compromising on stability and quality
Continually improve app performance while also maintaining excellent code quality
Define and implement software that we use to build and manage its infrastructure and data centers
Architect efficient and reusable back-end as well as front-end systems depending on the problem you are solving for
Stay hands-on and keep your thirst for writing code quenched every day
You are a builder and you keep software running, and respond to service incidents
: We love new ideas, so bring them!
Competitive salary and stock options 💰
Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans 💪
Flexible vacation days 🏝
Outfit your home office with the gear you need to work effectively 🎧
Regular team retreats (...to be continued post-covid) 🚤
Regular game nights and other fun activities (... in the mean time) 🎮
In normal times, we have an office in downtown Toronto. In these slightly less-than-normal times, we're an entirely remote company. We can help you to outfit your home office with all the gear and tools you need. We expect to return to the office when it's safe.
We believe excellence is impossible without diversity, and would love to hear from women, men, non-binary, trans, parents, non-parents, and people of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations especially you.
Must Have Skills:
Have successfully scaled and migrated large projects (over 1M active user base at least)
5+ years of experience building high-quality backend services
Have a passion for well designed products
Can collaborate with technical and non-technical staff, including designers
Have a passion for usability, user experience and an empathetic approach to building software
Solid empathy & interpersonal skills for building a shared vision around your work
Nice to Have Skills:
Bonus points if you:
Have SRE experience
Have experience leading a small team and taking a product from idea to a shippable state and monitoring the success of the product once in the wild
Love to play Jackbox, Werewolf, Avalon, Heads Up or any other fun board/social game
Are familiar with popular video chat or community applications
You have experience with agile software development practices, and have participated in product roadmaps and development sprints before.