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Sr. Backend Software Engineer

Programming (MLG)
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Sr. Backend Software Engineer - NYC

Major League Gaming growing FAST and we need a Sr. Backend Software Engineer who has an affinity for gaming products to help us reach our aggressive goals!  After an exciting recent acquisition by Activision Blizzard, the world’s largest interactive gaming company, we are seeking a driven, passionate team member to play a critical role in developing the long-term strategic vision for the company. Our new Sr. Backend Engineer will help take our platforms to the next level by ensuring product stability and seamless end-to-end delivery. As a critical member of the MLG team, you will help shape the future of eSports!.


  • Architect and build-out the next generation of the MLG experience

  • Design, document, build and write code to ensure product performance and rock-solid reliability

  • Adapt to new challenges on a daily basis, learn new languages, and interface with extremely talented (and demanding) engineers

  • Ensure that all systems are adequately tested and work properly in production environments

  • Respond to bug reports by assessing the urgency and proposing timely resolutions

  • Ensure the safe-keeping of sensitive data and intellectual property

  • Monitor server loads to assess the need for code optimization and/or additional resources.

  • Must be experienced with designing software for distributed server architectures

  • Work flexible hours with a bleeding edge development team in an exciting fast-growing industry in super chill environment

Skills and Experience Required:

  • BS in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent

  • Expert knowledge and proficiency (6+ years experience) in one or two languages - preferably (but not restricted to) PHP, Go, Python, Java, or Scala (5-7+ years)

  • Experience architecting, designing and developing testable, fault tolerant, and performant software

  • Thorough understanding of code fundamentals (data structures, algorithms)

  • Sports, media and/or gaming industry knowledge

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