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Lead Backend Engineer

Epic Games

London, United Kingdom 04-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Lead Backend Engineer

What makes us Epic?

At the core of Epic's success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it's building award-winning games , crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, or running cloud infrastructure for hundreds of millions of Fornite players, we're always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We're constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development, and now on the cloud too.

Engineering at Epic

What we do

The mission of the Unreal Cloud Services team is to help create the ultimate suite of content creation tools with native support for collaboration and cloud. We believe that the future of content creation is made of small, connected virtual teams coming together for projects that utilise tools to considerably simplify the process of creating high quality content.

Lead Engineers will ideally have 3+ years of experience as an engineering figurehead within a fast paced organisation. They'll be confident taking part in the recruiting and mentoring great engineers to expand the UCS team.

Required Qualifications:
- 10 years+ of work experience minimum
- Very strong at programming in at least one compiled language
- Full backend experience and knowledge from queues to databases to networking to distributed system challenges to performance optimization
- Very familiar with working on micro-services architectures
- Solid knowledge of AWS and Kubernetes
- Sufficient knowledge of modern web technologies (e.g. Web Sockets)
- Experienced being on-call and handling incidents
- Willing / able to be on-call (as part of a larger rotation)
- Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Bonus skills:
- Computer Science degree
- Has worked in a fast paced and autonomous environment like a start up
- Prior experience with Prometheus / Alert Manager / Grafana stack
- Prior experience with NodeJS

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.