Director of Engineering


AccelByte Inc
November 21, 2017
Job Type


Come join us! We are a profitable U.S. based startup in Seattle, Washington with  teams in Vancouver, Canada, Singapore and a growing office in Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Founded by industry veterans from EA, LucasArts, and EpicGames, who built the online backends for well known titles and platforms such as EA Origin, FIFA,, UnrealEngine, Fortnite, Paragon and UnrealTournament. Our company develops technology for major well known online game studios and publishers across the USA, Europe, and the world.

Job Description
We are looking for somebody to fill the role as Director of Engineering and report directly to the CTO and play a critical role in all aspects of the developing our platform we license to studios, including architectural and design oversight, code quality, development practices, training and deep dives into challenging problems, and writing code. Some travel is required.

About You
You're an experienced engineer with a solid foundation in computer science, likely have a BS or Master in CS or EE, have held Sr roles at medium to large companies in the past, managed a team, perhaps a large one. You love diving deeply into challenging problems, and have a solid en and aren't afraid to explore new ways to solve problems, leaning towards innovation with an understanding of the risks. You are now looking for an opportunity to play a significant role in building a technology from the ground up to put your experience into practice with significant development resources at your disposal.

Please visit our career page for a complete listing of our open positions:

Our Mission
We are building the next generation of a scalable online backend platform for AAA  games that includes the fully licensable source code as well as offering specialized engineers to customize the code for a studio's game so they can focus on making their game fun.

While many games can use off the shelf solutions and inject simple logic into a closed source backend platforms, we believe this leads to overly complex logic that pushes logic on to the game client which is harder to update quickly. For this reason we believe that having the full source code and development resources to tailor it to a specific game leads to a better player experience and is one of the core benefits of our platform.

AccelByte is a profitable startup and fund our own white label platform development through consulting services and licensing our technology to game studios, we offer generous stock options, quarterly profit sharing, and competitive salaries.

Our Culture
We believe that the best companies are ones where employees are empowered to make decisions, obsess about what’s best for users, and are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. Our engineering culture is based on humility, openness to feedback and collaboration which we feel results in the best performing engineering teams and the most beneficial to everyone's growth.


Must have

  • 3-5+ years at the Sr. engineering level or higher
  • Expert in at least one major compiled programming language e.g. C++, Java, Go, C# etc.
  • Experience turning feature requirements into functioning products
  • Experience working with complex algorithms, and fundamental computer science problems
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading, managing and mentoring teams
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate meetings in different time zones (reasonable times)
  • AAA game experience working on at least one shipped title
  • Sense of humor

Nice to have

  • Experience building highly scalable microservices in the cloud, AWS, GCP, Azure
  • General game engine architectures, including networking
  • UnrealEngine or Unity development experience
  • Familiarity with multiple languages: C++, Java, Go and C#/.Net
  • Familiarity with databases: DynamoDB,  MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, AWS RedShift, Snowflake

AccelByte Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, all qualified candidates applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability. Our culture is of innovation, inclusive, and we value our people highest.

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