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Backend Services Programmer

Austin, Texas
Permanent | Job ID #72390 | $120,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted a month ago

Onward Play's fantasy game indie studio client is in the process of developing an exciting new PC/console game with an original IP, and are seeking a skilled backend services developer to join their team. If you have the necessary experience and enjoy collaborating with a dedicated group of talented and passionate game developers, this is the perfect place for you!


  • Gather requirements based on input from stakeholders.
  • Provide accurate time estimates and communicate any necessary adjustments.
  • Develop and maintain Python backend code that coordinates between various backend services, game servers, and game clients.
  • Evaluate and interface with third-party APIs.
  • Deploy, configure, test, and debug various AWS cloud services.
  • Deliver clean, testable, and well-documented code.
  • Fearlessly and persistently debug challenging problems.


  • Extensive experience with Python.
  • Proficiency in working with HTTP, JSON, HTML, JavaScript, and WebSockets.
  • Ability to deploy, monitor, and debug remote services.
  • Design and implementation of REST-style APIs.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, preferably MongoDB.
  • Familiarity with developing in Linux environments.
  • Experience with AWS or other cloud platforms.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience in designing and scaling systems for high simultaneous user loads.
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Understanding of C++.
  • Experience working on live-service games.
  • Knowledge of console platform and service development.
  • Experience using TeamCity.


Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $120,000 - $140,000 yearly



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