As part of the Server Team at Icegoo, you won’t just be “yet another server engineer,” you’ll be embedded in a game team, actively contributing to game design and direction. Whether working on a live game or a new project, you’ll be responsible for making sure that our daily players get the best, most uninterrupted experience possible.
While we sit with different game teams, communication is absolutely vital to our success. We frequently share our learnings - both successes and failures - to make our team better. You must be humble, pragmatic and willing to admit and explain your mistakes. That way, the next time something goes wrong, we’ll all be better prepared.
Being part of the Server Team is definitely a challenge. While we always try to have each others backs, during an on-call shift you may find yourself facing a tricky problem alone at 4:00 AM. Being able to operate under pressure is essential!
Design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of highly-scalable and available backends for live games
Contribute to best-practices on reliability and availability
Troubleshoot and tune high-volume shared database systems
Periodically offer round-the-clock first-line support of the production environments, as part of a rotating on-call duty
Game teams are typically small, and server engineers will contribute to game design discussions
Enthusiasm towards games in general
Excellent Java programming skills – minimum of 5 years experience with server-side Java, including POJO’s, concurrency handling, and distributed systems
Good experience with Linux shell and scripting languages
Database design and implementation skills, and good SQL knowledge
Ability to think clearly under pressure. We aim for minimal downtime in our games, and you are expected to be able to respond to and troubleshoot a wide range of issues in a production environment
Being passionate and committed to tasks, and in general an autonomous person with high levels of initiative and energy
An open and respectful attitude towards others and their work
Knowledge of network protocols and non-blocking IO
Familiarity with Cloud computing
Previous working experience on high-throughput live systems is a big plus. If absent, then at least a solid appreciation of the challenges involved is expected
Experience in server development without application servers
A unique chance to work with a team of passionate gamers and top talent
Easy-going, enthusiastic, open and at the same time a very results-driven culture