We are now looking for experienced Senior Server Engineers to join us in Shanghai office. As a Server Engineer at Supercell, you'll be embedded in China Growth team, working closely with game developers and focusing on making sure that our millions of monthly players get the best, most uninterrupted experience possible. You will focus on general game server infrastructure as prioritized work scope, or new game feature development if your interests lead.
Communication between server engineers in different game teams across offices 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 in developing live systems and using virtualized computing, and you understand what it means to support a system with large user volumes, you might just be the person we're looking for!
Implement, deploy and maintain highly scalable and available backends for live games
Contribute to best practices on reliability and availability
Troubleshoot and tune high-volume sharded database systems
Periodically offer round-the-clock, first-line support to the production environments, as part of a rotating on-call duty
Game teams are typically small, and server engineers will also have the chance to contribute to game design discussions
Excellent Java programming skills, including 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
Experience with cloud computing (e.g. AWS) and Terraform
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
Fluent in both English and Chinese
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
Prior experience in game development is a plus but not required as long as you are passionate about games
Experience in server development without application servers
We are a game company 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. Read More
About Shanghai studio
As Supercell’s first ever international game development studio, the Shanghai studio is one of the most exciting things happening in Supercell and a unique opportunity to join at a relatively early stage to help shape our path. Our vision is to be a world-class international studio, making new global hit games; whilst leveraging the unique advantages of the game development scene in China and broader Asia.
You might love it here...
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
This position is in Shanghai, but you're not?
Luckily, moving to Shanghai is easier than you might think. No matter where you would be moving from, our dedicated people will help you from beginning to end. We're here to make sure the process is as smooth as possible for you, your family and whoever and whatever you're bringing along. Read more
Interested? Then just apply here
We’re looking forward to hearing from you. It’s always exciting to receive thoughtful applications with more than just a blurry image of a cat. Although we do love cats.