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Staff Backend Services Engineer

The Believer Company

The Believer Company

Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Staff Game Services Engineer

We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

As a Staff Game Services Engineer, you will guide the development of services that empower millions of players and their adventures together within the vast open world of Believer's flagship game. During the initial six months, You will establish cross-team relationships and knowledge of our game’s needs while also delivering important foundational services such as Login, Authentication, Storage, and Player Data. You will report directly into the Director of Backend Engineering.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with the game team to identify and build important services that enable the team to build scalable, reliable, maintainable, persistent game systems.

  • Partner directly with fellow backend engineers to create CI/CD pipelines that empower us to test, iterate, and deploy our game service platform.

  • Define a comprehensive strategy for observability and monitoring throughout our services.

  • Initiate and champion efforts to open-source components of our services right from the outset.

You are a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of experience developing distributed systems using Golang, Rust, C#, or similar languages

  • Experience utilizing modern infrastructure on Kubernetes

  • Experience using Linux-based cloud infrastructure technologies like AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • Experience with Observability and Monitoring Platforms (i.e. - Grafana, Honeycomb, Datadog)

  • Excited to create and own modern game development services using Rust

  • Excited to build a services platform that integrates directly with Unreal

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $221,000-$291,000

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers


Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.