Senior Game Server Side Engineer

Flexible / Remote

About Boddle Learning

Boddle Learning is a pioneering educational technology company dedicated to transforming the way children learn through engaging, interactive game-based learning experiences. Our platform leverages cutting-edge technology to deliver personalized education in a fun, immersive environment. We are committed to making high-quality education accessible to children everywhere.

Position Overview:

We're in search of a Senior Game Server-Side Engineer to lead the development and maintenance of our game's server-side infrastructure. This role involves designing scalable systems, developing robust backend features, and ensuring high performance and security standards. The ideal candidate is someone with a strong background in server-side development, a passion for solving complex problems, and a desire to impact the educational technology landscape.

  • Design and implement server-side logic for our gaming applications.
  • Optimize server performance to handle high volumes of traffic.
  • Ensure the security, integrity, and robustness of the game’s back-end infrastructure.
  • Work closely with game designers and front-end developers to implement complex game features.
  • Develop APIs and services that provide functionality to front-end game features.
  • Manage database operations related to game functionality, including player data, game states, and more.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to server-side game functionality.
  • Continuously research and implement best practices for server-side game development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Architecture: Design and implement scalable server-side architecture for our gaming platform to support a rapidly growing user base.
  • Feature Development: Develop and deploy backend features and functionalities that enhance gameplay and user experience, ensuring they are efficient, secure, and scalable.
  • Performance Optimization: Monitor, optimize, and ensure the high performance and responsiveness of server-side applications. Address and resolve any server-side issues or bottlenecks.
  • Security: Implement and maintain security best practices to protect user data and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with frontend developers, designers, and product managers to ensure server-side functionalities align with user needs and frontend requirements.
  • Mentorship: Guide and mentor junior engineers, fostering a culture of learning and growth within the team.
  • Innovation: Research and implement new technologies and approaches to enhance the development process and product offerings.
  • Quality Assurance: Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation and automated tests to ensure the quality and reliability of server-side features.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with server-side programming languages such as Node.js, Java, C++, or similar.
  • Proven track record of developing and scaling high-traffic, high-availability server-side applications.
  • Strong understanding of database management and design, with experience in SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Knowledge of cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure) and experience with serverless architectures.
  • Experience with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and automated testing frameworks.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and address complex challenges.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with a proven ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.
  • A passion for education technology and a commitment to creating engaging learning experiences for children.

Why Join Boddle Learning?

  • Impact: Play a crucial role in shaping the future of education, making learning accessible and enjoyable for children worldwide.
  • Innovation: Work at the forefront of educational technology, where your work directly contributes to product innovation and excellence.
  • Flexibility: Benefit from the flexibility of remote work and a supportive culture.

How to Apply

If you're excited about the opportunity to shape the future of educational gaming at Boddle Learning, please submit your resume and a cover letter to contact@boddlelearning.com explaining why you're the perfect fit for this role. Include links to any relevant work samples or projects.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Boddle Learning is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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