Platform Engineer - Backend

Terminal Velocity

Cardiff, Wales, UK

Full Time

Please note that this is a hybrid position with a mixture of in-office and home-based working. 

Every game is an ecosystem beyond mere gameplay. At Terminal Velocity, part of the Rocket Science Group, our platform and server teams are dedicated to constructing the infrastructure necessary for your game’s global rollout through a strong focus on back-end and publishing stacks. 

With a wealth of expertise in cutting-edge tools and industry best practices, as well as our longstanding ability to harness the vast array of resources available in any development landscape, we arrive armed with the capabilities to propel your project to success. 

About the Role: 

In this role, you’ll draw upon your past experience to create scalable, resilient solutions for games to exceed player quality expectations; you’ll be responsible for designing, implementing, and evolving robust technical solutions to help our partners’ games delight players around the world.

We do not require prior game development experience for this role, but our ideal candidates will have experience working within software development teams to deliver performant, highly scalable, and well-documented platform-based products, as well as an openness to taking on new challenges, the flexibility to adapt to them in the moment, and a lasting passion for games themselves. 

What We Value:

  • Experience as a back-end or full-stack developer in the games of software industries. 

  • Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and an understanding of Agile practices. 

  • Demonstrated history of leaving behind artifacts and leaving something in a better state than when you found it. 

  • Strong critical-thinking skills and the know-how to solve problems and debug programs.

  • Capacity for self-motivation, the ability to work independently, and a strong work ethic. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external teams.

  • Demonstrated history of team-based development. 

You May Also Have:

  • Knowledge of / experience with various other languages, such as C#, Golang (Go), Rust, Java, Python, or Kotlin. 

  • Experience with multiple data storage solutions, including RDBMS and NoSql. 

  • Experience driving development from ideation to deployment. 

  • Opinions on the availability, scaling, monitoring, and debugging of discovered problems.

What We Can Offer:

  • Hybrid Working Arrangement: Our office in Cardiff is located right in City Centre, just a couple minutes away from the Cardiff Central Train Station! As a member of our team, you’ll have the flexibility to work at home and collaborate with your fellow engineers in person.

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits Package: Your health and wellbeing is important to us, so we offer a variety of benefits including: 

    • Private Pension via Salary Sacrifice

    • Optional Private Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

    • Annual Leave, Plus Bank Holidays and Winter Break Office Closure

  • Annual Research Credit: We always encourage personal growth, so we provide all of our team members with an annual credit to further enhance your skills! 

  • Professional Development: We offer biannual reviews, as well as opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, internal tech talks, and the chance to learn from specialists with backgrounds from across the games and software development industries. 

  • Work-Life Balance: We really believe that home life comes first and we promote a flexible working environment. And as an added bonus: We don’t crunch! 

  • Office Perks: In addition to everything above, we also provide: 

    • Weekly Team Lunches

    • Snacks, Including the Good (Yorkshire) Tea

    • Fully Equipped Team Lounge, Including our Favourite Consoles and Games

    • And, most importantly, a supportive and creative working environment made up of talented and friendly people, as well as the opportunity to work on some pretty cool games and projects – if we do say so ourselves!

A Friendly Note from the Recruitment Team:

Let us do the work for you: Even if your profile isn’t an exact match for all of the qualifications listed above, we still want you to apply. Our team members come from a variety of different industries, not all of which are immediately relevant to game or software development, and we welcome all candidates of similarly varied backgrounds, communities, and identities. 

Rocket Science is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a worry-free workplace void of discrimination or harassment. Rocket Scientists are expected to foster and champion an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to feel included and is afforded the respect and dignity they deserve. 

Rocket Science does not accept unsolicited résumés from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms.  

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