Finland, Helsinki

Server Engineer, Supercell ID

We’re looking for an experienced Server Engineer to join our in-house development team for Supercell ID. The Supercell ID team is an independent product team developing a social platform for players to connect to games and to other players. More than that, the service is also the best way for our players to keep their accounts safe. Supercell ID is live in all Supercell games, and we are actively adding new layers to offer account holders even more benefits.

We're building a service for hundreds of millions of users and therefore need to think about scalability and security from the get-go. We're currently doing this with two backend engineers and you would be the third. Your responsibility would be to both maintain and operate existing systems as well as design, implement and maintain new ones. We will give you a small team’s worth of responsibility, so there's no one else to thank or blame for any successes or failures. Most things you would work on, you would also own. You get to choose what tools to use, i.e. we trust that you know what you're doing and expect you to build systems that are scalable and easy to maintain and troubleshoot.

For anyone with a background in a large tech company with huge engineering teams, we want to emphasize that this position doesn't come with ready-made building blocks that are just waiting to be put into place. On the other hand, you get to handle a much larger spectrum of technical details. It's a job that suits someone with a strong preference for being hands-on and with a solid understanding of how to do things well and wisely, from the ground up.


  • Design, implement, deploy and maintain a scalable, highly available and secure social platform for millions of users
  • Collaborate with team members and game developers to clarify and define concepts, use cases and requirements
  • Offer 24/7 first-line support of the production environments, as part of a rotating on-call duty


  • Experience in designing, developing, operating and maintaining a production system
  • Excellent programming skills and experience with server-side backends written in e.g. Java, Go or Node.js, and the ability to pick up new languages and tools quickly
  • Good experience with Linux shell and scripting languages
  • Experience with cloud computing, preferably 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

  • Experience of working with payment providers is a plus

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.

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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