Finland, Helsinki
fulltime

Senior Server Engineer, Brawl Stars

We are looking for an experienced Server Engineer to join the Brawl Stars team. As a Server Engineer at Supercell, you'll be embedded in a game team, actively contributing to game design and direction. Whether working on a live game or a new project, you'll be responsible for making sure that our tens of millions of daily players get the best, most uninterrupted experience possible. In the Brawl Stars team you will be working closely with client programmers and other team members to develop new game features.

Communication between server engineers in different game teams is absolutely vital to our success. Our server engineers frequently share learnings – both successes and failures – across game teams to make each team better. You must be humble, pragmatic and willing to admit and explain your mistakes. That way, the next time something goes wrong, we'll all be better prepared.

If you have experience of developing live systems and using virtualized computing, and you understand what it means to support a system with large user volumes, in addition to being interested and excited about game feature development, you might just be the person we're looking for!

Responsibilities

  • Design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of highly-scalable and available backends for live games
  • Work closely with client programmers and other team members to develop new game features and actively contribute to game design discussions
  • Contribute to best-practices on reliability and availability
  • Troubleshoot and tune high-volume sharded database systems
  • Periodically offer round-the-clock first-line support of the production environments, as part of a rotating on-call duty

Requirements

  • Prior experience in game development, enthusiasm towards games and game feature development in general
  • Excellent Java programming skills – minimum of 5 years experience with server-side Java, concurrency handling, and distributed systems
  • Good experience with Linux shell and scripting languages
  • Database design and implementation skills, and good SQL knowledge
  • Familiarity with Cloud computing
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure. We aim for minimal downtime in our games, and you are expected to be able to respond to and troubleshoot a wide range of issues in a production environment.
  • Being passionate and committed to tasks, and in general an autonomous person with high levels of initiative and energy
  • An open and respectful attitude towards others and their work

Nice-to-haves

  • Knowledge of network protocols and non-blocking IO
  • Previous working experience on high-throughput live systems is a big plus. If absent, then at least a solid appreciation of the challenges involved is expected.
  • Experience in server development without application servers


About Supercell
We are a mobile game developer based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Seoul and Shanghai. Since our launch in 2010, we've released five games globally – Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.
To make five games, we've killed dozens along the way. That's because we're obsessed with quality. Our goal is to make the best games – games that are played by millions, enjoyed for years and remembered forever. To achieve this goal, we create the best possible teams and give them the freedom and independence that are core to our success.

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If you love to think, talk, play and make games, Supercell is the place for you. We're made up of proactive, independent teams with the freedom to do what they think is best for their players, our games and the company at large. We know that it takes more than just independence to make great games, so we also take very good care of our people – providing them with the compensation, work environment and resources they need to succeed. Read More

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