Finland, Helsinki
fulltime

Senior Software Engineer

The Services Team develops shared systems, tools, platforms and services for Supercell games and player experience teams. Such systems include player support, live-ops, fair-play, and moderation, as well as data processing pipelines that ingest billions of game events every day.

Members of the Services Team work in a cross-team environment, where many of the projects are developed by in-house contractors or outsourced partners. One of the main responsibilities of the Services Team is leading these projects and holding technical ownership of the architecture behind the systems.

To be successful in the role, you should be not only technically superb, but also fluent in communication with non-technical people. You often discuss the features, the design, and the roadmap with product owners, game developers, and data engineers. You must be able to design an architecture of large cloud-based systems from scratch, execute the implementation, and carry out the operation of the system throughout its entire lifespan. In many cases, you would be delegating parts of the work to externals, or even form a team to start working on a new project.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of scalable, highly available and secure systems, written in various programming languages
  • Lead and manage external developers who work both in-house and remotely
  • Cloud platform dev-ops and troubleshooting
  • Cross-team project-management
  • Being part of a rotating on-call duty to offer 24/7 support for business-critical systems

Requirements

  • Background in designing, developing, operating, and maintaining production systems
  • Excellent programming skills minimum of 5 years of experience with server-side backends, preferably in NodeJS, Java, Kotlin, or Go
  • Experience with leading software development projects
  • Linux shell and scripting languages experience
  • Strong cloud computing knowledge, preferably with AWS
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure. We aim for minimal downtime in our core systems. 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
  • Ability to manage priorities and tight deadlines with incomplete data
  • An open and respectful attitude towards others and their work
  • Enthusiasm towards games in general

Nice-to-have experience

  • Web UI frameworks, such as React and AngularJS
  • Docker, Terraform and Kubernetes
  • Other cloud platforms and serverless systems
  • Project management tools, preferably Jira and Trello

About Supercell
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

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 Helsinki, but you're not?
Luckily, moving to Helsinki 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

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