Senior Backend Server Engineer

Are your brilliant programming talents too big for a narrow box in corporate game development? Are you inspired by solving hard problems using any means necessary? Want to work in an open environment with smart people who respect what you do and are eager to work together?

Bluepoint Games is a completely independent and financially stable video game development company comprised of industry veterans who believe that hiring nothing but top talent means better products and a better environment, with less overhead and politics. We are looking for a SENIOR BACKEND SERVER ENGINEER to join our team on a full time basis developing AAA titles for cutting-edge home video game consoles.

Remember why you joined the industry in the first place? That job is waiting for you.

Responsibilities

  • Write clean and performant code for our game’s backend data server using a combination of MySQL, node.js, and REST APIs
  • Deal with server and database scaling issues to ensure features scale to a large user base
  • Take ownership of the backend server and see it to completion
  • Tune real-time server systems for reliability and performance

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of development experience working with backend game server technology
  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of Java
  • Experience working with node.js, MySQL, Docker, and AWS or GCP
  • Thorough understanding of server architecture and networking protocols used for online games
  • Experience building features that scale to a large user base
  • Able to ensure the success of new features, make tradeoff decisions, and drive projects to completion
  • Strong knowledge of network and server security

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience writing clean and performant code using REST APIs
  • Experience building backend server monitoring systems
  • Experience with C#
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional multiplayer games

About Bluepoint

Bluepoint Games is located in Austin, TX, and we specialize in technologically innovative console games and game engine development. We are committed to the highest quality gaming experiences.

With roots in original development, our team has remastered award-winning PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 classics in high(er) definition for leading consoles (God of War Collection, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Flower, Gravity Rush Remastered, Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection). We also provided our expertise to co-development efforts on Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars (developed on the Bluepoint Engine) and Respawn’s Titanfall.

We are passionately at work remaking a classic for current-gen game systems, growing our capabilities as a team and raising the bar for what fans anticipate from us.

To Apply

If you feel you qualify and you’re interested in joining us, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “Senior Backend Server Engineer” and your name in the subject line.

If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.