Game Services Technical Lead

  • Full-time
  • London - Server Side Engineering

Mediatonic is one of the UK's largest independent game developers with around 200 people across 6 locations worldwide.

With incredibly diverse games, from top-grossing mobile titles, to hardcore PC simulators, from major IPs to completely original titles.

Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us and we invest in technology that will keep us at the forefront of the industry. We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

In the coming years, we have plans to grow across all our studios/locations, in order to achieve this we are looking to hire a Game Server engineer to join our London studio.

  • Requirements

    We’re looking for a hands-on Technical Lead to join us as a Game Services Technical Lead.

    You’ll work closely with our Technical Director, Platform Team and Production Team to build reliable game back-ends which utilise Mediatonic’s core platform. You’ll be a first point-of-contact for your team of engineers and production, working closely with your Technical Producer to prioritise product concerns, engineering concerns and deliver features.

    As a hands-on engineer, you can get to the bottom of anything you set your mind to - whether it’s issues with production databases, determining why an application is down, or talking through game design considerations to reduce technical complexity.

    You understand that leading a team doesn’t mean being the strongest engineer or always having the answer; you balance decision-making with seeking advice, and balance guiding a team with empowering them to make decisions. When the way forward is unclear, you actively seek wider advice and perform your own research, bringing organisational ambitions in to your decision making.

    You are...

    • An excellent communicator
    • An excellent team player
    • A positive and happy voice in a team
    • Excited to get to grips with, and align with, existing technology

    You have demonstrable experience in...

    • Team leadership
    • Building and delivering features for business-critical applications
    • Cloud Services (Azure, AWS, etc)
    • Automated testing and TDD (NUnit, XUnit, etc)
    • CI/CD (Jenkins, Azure Devops, TeamCity, etc)
    • Monitoring production services (Datadog, Kibana, etc)
    • Designing scalable services which scale out in response to load

    Bonus points for experience with...

    • C# and Dotnet Core
    • Linux (we deploy Linux containers)
    • Kubernetes, Docker
    • Actor Systems
    • Event Sourcing
    • Pub/Sub Messaging (we use NATS)
    • Service Mesh (istio)

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