Full Time Job

Backend Engineer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-22-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

Driving the plug-in power behind Unreal Engine 5. We bridge connections for licensees and our own internal game teams to online services. This allows games like Fortnite to utilize a combination of platform online services as well as Epic's own online services to build cross-platform online features. Login, parties, voice chat, matchmaking, purchasing, cloud storage, and analytics are just a few examples of online features that our Online Game Services team helps games utilize.

What You'll Do
Our team builds the backend services powering our online experiences for both internal and third party game development teams all over the world: Epic Online Services. We currently focus on systems like matchmaking, player inventory, achievements, voice chat, parties, and more. We own and maintain relationships with both our external partners and our own internal game teams. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you'll join our mission in delivering free, cross-platform game services for all developers. This role will help develop and expand the reach of Epic Online Services, which powers our games, such as Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys as well as external partners. Epic believes in an open, integrated gaming community and this opportunity is to help us build just that on a global scale. As a member of our team, you will help us to craft highly available, high throughput, low latency services at scale, synchronous and asynchronous services, persistent connection services, and a variety of other systems. These will all help to power our internal products and enable external development teams all over the world. The team is a collaborative environment and you will help to foster an open, supportive culture in which everyone can be successful and their authentic self. Learn more at

In this role, you will
• Get things done - Epic empowers engineers to assess a challenge, craft a solution, and implement it
• Architect and contribute to features related to the online gaming experience
• Work with client and other backend teams to develop new systems
• Integrate feedback from our various partners to evolve and improve existing features
• Write and maintain distributed systems to handle large scale challenges
• Own the outcome - Be accountable for the solutions you build and flexible around the ambiguity of the problem space

What we're looking for
• 4+ years software engineering industry experience developing online systems
• Experience work​ing​ with distributed systems to handle large scale challenges (Redis, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Spring)
• Proven track record of growing, guiding, and mentoring team members​
• Proven track record of operating live and online services at scale, leveraging industry best practices and standards
• Experience leading a team of engineers in a ambiguous and sometimes chaotic environment
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide, solicit and accept feedback constructively

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re6wn8-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.