Manager, Backend Sevices Engineering

    • New York, NY

Kforce is working with one of the fastest growing Gaming startups in the world. We are an independent rapidly growing mobile game studio, based in NYC. We are searching for a Manager Backend Services Engineering. The language is not super critical. But strong architecture and leadership experience of building high performance microservices along with engineering expertise is important. Overview: We are looking for a talented manager to lead and grow the Backend Services engineering team, as well as help articulate and deliver a strong vision for globally scalable data/ML driven gaming backend. The team is responsible for all aspects of backend engineering - Game and Data Services designs and implementation, CI/CD pipelines, DevOps and operations for a globally deployed platform handling 100 of million messages for day. The role requires a mix of technical leadership, hands-on services development and operational strategy. In addition, the candidate ought to have a leadership track record - communicating with, inspiring, mentoring, aligning engineers with varying levels of experience as well as ability to effectively grow the team. Finally, you should be an expert on modern server side software development methodologies, tools and operational processes. Responsibilities:

  • Be the voice for the Backend Services engineering at this company and serve as a bridge between the team and other departments
  • Identify business opportunities and define technical vision for the Backend Engineering team and the company
  • Help foster winning engineering culture and practices to create scalable, well architected
  • Drive vision for Backend services designs, CI/CD and DevOps process and Cloud strategy

  • 8+ years of experience as a hands-on software engineer with focus on Backend services and systems
  • 5+ years of experience managing and growing a Backend engineering team responsible for high performance highly available microservices platform
  • 5+ years of building and operating SQL and No-SQL data stores
  • 3+ years of experience building Backend services with Python or Java. Or other languages
  • 3+ years of experience managing Cloud infrastructures, preferably AWS
  • Experience with Gaming or Real-time Financial systems is strong plus
  • Experience with building services for direct-to-consumer global mobile Front End is a strong plus
  • Experience with Go is strong plus
  • Experience with Data Warehouse/Data Lake engineering is a plus
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a strong plus
  • Strong command of Backend services architecture, performance optimization, high availability deployment and operations
  • Experience managing large scale systems with large and varied code bases (SDKs/APIs/Libraries)
  • Strong understanding of Backend services SDLC, Quality, CI/CD pipelines, tools and best practices
  • Experience supporting highly instrumented analytics-driven products
  • Excellent understanding of modern leadership and management principles
  • Experience managing off-shore resources is a plus
We are offering a strong compensation package: Equity, 100% Medical paid (family), a Bonus, and lots of other perks. Remote flexibility (not 100% remote) is available. Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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