Senior Game Engineer - Server

    • Oakland, CA

Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

We are looking for a Senior Game Server Engineer to work on our digital Casino infrastructure. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of profiling, optimizing, and supporting a high concurrency application. Our backend team is small, so each member has a large amount of ownership and impact on how the game is scaled.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and deploy infrastructure with emphasis on up-time and scalability
  • Profile and tune highly-scalable backends
  • Develop APIs for other development teams to consume
  • As part of a rotating on-call duty provide the first-line defense troubleshooting production issues


  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years professional experience in software development
  • Experience with the entire development life-cycle from gathering requirements to launching
  • Comfortable with linux / command line
  • Basic knowledge of networking, DNS, protocols
  • Database design and SQL knowledge
  • Experience scaling infrastructure
  • Experience maintaining a live ops application
  • Experience developing backend systems
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Experience estimating effort and establishing timelines for projects as well as communicating associated risk
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, motivated, self-starter who can work without supervision

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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