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Backend Software Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

Employment Type: Contract Position: Information Technology Branch:

THIS IS A W2 OPPORTUNITY ONLY WITH NO CORP TO CORP OR VISA SPONSORSHIP    

DURATION: 12 Months with possible extension 

 

  

                                     We are Games and love to Create Games!

    

   Our mission is to create world class entertainment and we work in a manner that is different from the rest of the industry. We believe that our games reflect the means by which they are produced. The ones that are crafted in an inspiring climate have qualities that resonate to gamers. At our client you will be empowered to have a creative stake in everything you do. We have a flat creative hierarchy where everyone is a game maker, no matter what they do. We also firmly believe that in order to achieve peak performance one must have a balance between work and personal life.

    

    We want this to be the studio where you do the best work of your career!!

    

    Role of a Backend Software Engineer:

    

    Develop distributed, resilient and high-performing back-end services using Scala

    Leverage modern open-source stacks including Scala and Finagle

    Deploy services on AWS using Apache Mesos and monitor them together with our SRE team

    Work closely with front-end developers as part of a feature team

    Be responsible for performance testing at the server level and load testing at the service level (using tools such as Locust)

    Be proactive about service errors, interruptions and performance issues

    

    Skills: Requirements:

    

    Excellent skills in developing distributed back-end services

    Understand full service stack, from UI in the front-end to databases in the back-end

    Passion to investigate and adopt new technologies and practices

    Great communication skills that supports a collaborative working environment

    

    

    Desired and Bonus Skills:

    

    Experience with JVM and Scala

    Experience with Apache Mesos and/or Cassandra

    Experience with AWS

    Experience with continuous integration and delivery

    Comfortable working with Unix type systems

    Experience in the games industry

 

  

    Next Steps

        As part of the application process we might ask you to perform a practical work test.

    Education:

     BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

    

 

Aaron Couch
Sr Recruiter

Aaron Couch has over twenty years in the staffing arena with a specialized skillset in executive recruiting, contract recruiting as well as contract to hire opportunities and project management. His career within staffing/HR includes executive/professional recruiting, business development, team leadership and strategical startups. Aaron has extensive recruiting and business development expertise in specialized verticals including Healthcare, IT, Engineering as well as Accounting & Finance. Aaron is a graduate of San Francisco State University where he completed his undergrad studies, following up with a Master’s in Organizational Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Ashford University I Forbes School of Business & Technology. 

Aaron thrives in finding individuals their dream job careers that they are passionate about as well consulting with clients to find them the ideal candidate and fit for their company. He is active within the community volunteering for local nonprofit organizations, as well being active in the local chamber and other human resource “thinktank” groups. The motto that has passed down from generation to generation in his family is “Carpe Diem” and this seize the day attitude determines his altitude daily. 

Aaron was raised on the North Coast in the Redwoods and enjoys spending time camping/traveling in the great outdoors with family and friends. The outdoor activities he enjoys include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, boating and is also known to explore golf courses to play as well. He also loves authors of business and motivation and one of his favorite’s is from Tony Robbins which Aaron holds true to his heart, “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” 

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