Backend Server Engineer (Node.js)

Engineering · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

16 years ago, our founder decided to start a mobile game company and called it IUGO, which in Latin means “to connect”. His vision was boldly to do just that; connect people through mobile games. Today we are the longest standing mobile games company in Canada with a wide variety of games under our belts including The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, PvPets, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and many more.  Our team is full of intelligent and passionate foodies, beer connoisseurs, thrill seekers, musicians, fitness fanatics, leaders, dreamers and of course - GAMERS! For pictures and more information about our space and culture, check out our Instagram and the career page on our website.


Are you able to translate complex game design requirements into highly functional server solutions? Do you want to work on a brand original new mobile game? As a Backend Server Engineer at IUGO, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of our high volume game servers. We offer an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fosters personal and professional growth. 

The ideal candidate should be an expert in Linux server development and related network development technologies. They should also be highly self-motivated and display exceptional problem solving skills. Details are listed below.


  • Design and develop Linux game server technologies
  • Create and implement features for massive multiplayer mobile games
  • Develop server tools for game features and live operations
  • Work with our dynamic and highly-driven game development teams


  • 5+ years server side development - Node.js
  • 3+ years of relevant professional development experience on Linux environments
  • Experience in Linux server administration/setup
  • Proficient with relational and non-relational database usage and configuration
  • Experience with large scale distributed server infrastructure design and development
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or qualifications in a related technical discipline


  • Experience with Amazon Web Service technologies
  • Experience with Docker/Kubernetes
  • Experience with Typescript
  • Experience with Angular Framework
  • Experience with PHP Frameworks
  • Knowledgeable in Unix/Linux and core network services (DNS, http servers)
  • Experience with network load balancers and network security (firewalls/ACLs)
  • Networked games or Social games server development experience




  • 3 weeks paid vacation & 4 personal days per year (earn up to an extra week)

  • Epic Fridays with catered lunch & afternoon social hour with drinks (every week)

  • Game consoles, tables & a tonne of board games

  • Lifestyle bonus for your favorite activity

  • Company parties, traditions & team building events

  • Transit subsidy 

  • Extended benefits package 

  • Lunch & learns, massage chair, fully stocked kitchen, vitamix blender, company swag, team lunches and flexible work from home policy.

Follow Us!


Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience