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Senior Platform Engineer

- ENGINEERING – IDLEKIT - Remote, Canada , Canada

Job Title Senior Platform Engineer
Job Description

WHAT IMPACT CAN A SENIOR PLATFORM ENGINEER HAVE AT ESG?

At East Side Games, we all band together to deliver a world-class gameplay experience for our players around the globe. Whether that’s working with Ricky and the Gang on Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money, or any of our other current or upcoming titles, you’re committed to making memorable player experiences. Everyone has an impact here. As a Senior Platform Engineer, you’ll be hands-on with our internal framework, enabling our internal and external teams to launch world-class mobile titles seamlessly. You’ll solve complex problems across the entire stack, maintaining and developing the technology that produces core features by all of our partner games. We’re a remote-first studio and encourage all applications.

WHAT IS IDLEKIT?

IdleKit is East Side Games’ core technology platform that enables our internal games and external partnership games. The IdleKit team operates as an independent business unit that productizes our platform and actively publishes new games under the East Side Games brand.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Implement core features that will be used throughout our titles in Live Operations. These will be the building blocks that our Game Engineers will make games from.
  • From implementing UI system and components to understanding how data is managed within the game, there is a plethora of technical challenges to solve.
  • Design and implement systems and architecture for our live games and any future projects!
  • Be hands-on, tackling our engineering goals head-on through the implementation of high quality, well-structured and documented code.
  • Collaborate closely with Game Engineers and Designers to maintain and innovate our existing tools for content creation, adding new functionalities and improving the engineering workflows.
  • Break down requirements with other internal and external clients and communicate your solutions in an easy to understand and personable manner.
  • *** Duties & responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • A minimum of 5 years building high quality production software systems.
  • Production level knowledge of C# and Unity is essential.
  • Excellent ability to communicate complex technical implementations, both orally and written.
  • Previous experience building the core technology of a game or software product.
  • Backend experience is a plus, particularly experience integrating and/or creating REST API’s.
  • Experience working with agile development methodologies.
  • A shipped mobile title or personal gaming projects you’re proud of building.
  • Experience providing code reviews, source control management, build processes and testing.
  • Mobile, F2P, or idle game experience is a HUGE plus!

YOU ARE:

  • Someone who enjoys games, particularly mobile games. You are on top of the latest games, trends and what’s happening in live events.
  • Comfortable in an environment where priorities and plans change rapidly, but with intention.
  • Solution-oriented, self-motivated, and diligent.
  • Community-minded, whereby a collective mission of the project is a shared priority.
  • Driven by long-term projects that tackle the toughest engineering problems.
  • Empathic, compassionate, and curious.
  • Your values are governed by justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORK AT ESG?

Established in 2011, East Side Games started as an indie game studio in east Vancouver. Today, we’re part of East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR), and we’re a game developer, publisher, and technology provider. We enable creators to successfully deliver memorable mobile gaming experiences that players engage with every day. Through our proven tech kits and beloved brand partnerships, our games empower passionate fan bases to explore their favourite content in a fun, convenient medium, available in the palm of their hands.

The best part is, we’re fans first, which makes this adventure extra special. Our games and our team have the same goal; to be inclusive and for everyone. We get sh*t done and our team is on hand to step in, listen, and support, regardless of rank. Tackle your challenges, share your learnings, then share refreshments with the whole studio in our weekly Lunch & Learns and monthly Friday Cheers calls. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then check out our amazing Culture and Benefits! We note that our culture is not a monolith, and is ever-changing based on the folks that make up our team here at ESG.

WE’RE BUILT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

East Side Games are an equitable employer that values justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage people of marginalized backgrounds, particularly QTBIPOC folks, to apply, and will acknowledge and value the strengths you bring to foster yours and the studio's growth.

If this sounds like something you hoped for and more, and you’re enthused to build genre-defining narrative idle games, click the “Apply For This Job” button below. If now is not the right time for you but you know someone who would be a great match for us at East Side Games, check out our Referral Bonus here! Let’s build great games together!
We can’t wait to hear from you!

Due to a small, but completely awesome recruitment team, only those candidates that qualify will be contacted. Thanks for your interest in ESG and we wish you super success in your job search!

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Sector ENGINEERING – IDLEKIT
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary DOE
Date Posted 4 July 2022
Recruiter East Side Games
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