Game Closure is hiring a

Senior Backend Engineer

Shinjuku-ku, Japan
Full-Time
Game Closure is on the hunt for Systems Engineers to help us build the social games that guide the development of our mobile game engine. We are a 80 strong and growing team with offices in Mountain View, California // Eugene, Oregon // and Tokyo, Japan. If you want to join us to make great games on our cutting­ edge technology and truly make an impact, then we want to talk to you!

As a Systems Engineer at Game Closure, you will play a pivotal role in creating a platform to revolutionize the mobile game development industry. Our engineers are generally amazing at something and great at everything else. We write cross-­compilers, custom browsers, ARM7 assembly, GPU shaders, Node.js & Python back­ends, JavaScript game APIs and tools, and whatever else it takes. No matter what you work on each day, you will work with the best engineers in the world; we have top talent in every part of our stack.


The Role:

  • Be a key member of a high performing software engineering team.
  • Play a critical role in day-­to-­day coding, performance profiling, optimization, and general troubleshooting.
  • Collaborate with design, engineering, and production teams to devise optimal engineering solutions to game requirements.
  • Architect and code sophisticated client/server systems for mobile gaming.
  • Learn from and mentor other engineers on your team.
  • Take ownership of your projects to make them the best they can possibly be.
  • Provide valuable input on the company's long-term engineering roadmap and help identify areas of opportunity for improvement.
  • Define the cutting edge of social gaming!


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience.
  • Experience writing clean, testable, high­-quality code with a special focus on mobile performance.
  • Solid familiarity with 3rd party SDKs, analytics, and A/B testing in mobile games.
  • Ability to interact with peers in a constructive and productive style.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object­-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Familiarity with git, svn, or other VCS.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively on shared projects with designers, artists, testers, product managers, and other developers.
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude.


Bonus:

  • Canvas animation work
  • 2+ years of game development experience with multiple shipped titles
  • Both Android and iOS game development experience
  • Specialized skills in a particular area of game development (for example: UI, Physics, graphics, multiplayer, game logic, etc.)

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