Backend Server Engineer (Node.js)

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

17 years ago, our founder decided to start a mobile game company called 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 gaming 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.


COVID-19 Protocol:

Our employees are currently given the option to either work remotely from home, OR from the studio (provided they complete our 30 minute Covid-19 Safety Training). Our entire interview and onboarding process can be completed from the comfort of your own home. All applications will be considered, however we want candidates to remain aware that IUGO will return to the studio once it is safe to do so.


RESPONSIBILITIES


  • 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


REQUIREMENTS


  • 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


BONUS


  • 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


PERKS

  • 3 weeks paid vacation & 4 personal days per year (will earn up to an extra week)
  • Lifestyle subsidy for your favourite activities
  • Company parties, traditions & team building events
  • Transit subsidy 
  • Extended benefits package 
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns from internal and external speakers 


IUGO is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and equitable workplace, and inclusive environment for all existing and potential employees. Employment decisions are based on candidate qualifications and business need, not race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, political belief, religion, creed, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, prior criminal conviction or any other protected class in accordance with federal, state or provincial and local laws and ordinances. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


What Happens Next?

Our team reviews all applications, however, because we receive such high volumes of talent, we are only able to reach out to those who closely match our needs. If you are not contacted right away, don’t be discouraged as we will contact you should a suitable role open up. All candidate information collected will remain confidential, and will not be disclosed to anyone who is not involved in your hiring process. IUGO will keep all candidates information on file for up to 1 year.


Thank you for your interest in IUGO! 


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