Lead Software Engineer

Rani

LBC Studios
Published
August 27, 2019
Category
Art  
Job Type

Description

We are seeking an experienced technical team leader to grow, maintain, and oversee all technical aspects of LBC’s projects. The successful candidate understands freemium mobile games running high-frequency live operations, will set and maintain standards across all programming practices, will manage a world-class team of engineers at different levels of experience, and will proactively identify and address technical risks. The most desirable hard skills the successful candidate will bring to the table are expertise in AWS, C# Unity, JAVA, and PHP, but they will also be approachable, ensuring that their team members are comfortable coming to them with concerns and that their voices are heard across the team as a whole.

As our Lead Software Engineer, you will have your eyes on the big picture—you are the technical vision holder at the studio, proactively identifying business and multi-project needs—but you’ll also ensure that the details required of happy, challenged, and high-performing technical teams are covered. You will leverage your expertise in the latest technologies and tools to add value across all technical implementations. Finally, when the chips are down and your team is tired, you will jump in and get your hands dirty in the trenches alongside them.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintain and update a secure and scalable server environment based on:
AWS managed by CloudFormation
Apache, PHP, PostgreSQL, and Redis
Ubuntu Server
Maintain and update the LBC development infrastructure based on:
Git, Gitolite, and Subversion
Python 3 and Flask
NGINX and uWSGI
Ubuntu Server
Create and maintain new build pipeline for the game client and assets that is based on Jenkins and interfaces with the existing development infrastructure
Provide additional development for the Unity3D/C#-based game client, targeting the Android and iOS mobile platforms
Provide technical assistance in publishing the game to the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores
Program games and applications in C# / Unity or other languages as needed
Assess, develop, debug, maintain, and set code standards
Effectively scope and define project requirements
Work with existing frameworks, developing new frameworks and functional specifications
Aid in developing game concepts
Optimize game performance, code stability, code refactoring
Propose creative solutions to meet product goals and develop programming best practices
Develop admin tools and frameworks to aid in future release updates
Work effectively in cross-functional teams; participate and contribute at team meetings
Mentor and lead other software engineers
Be a champion of our studio values and work to build consensus and buy-in from your team
Collaborate with remote team members to identify, produce, and deliver tasks on time
Update all areas of the game client and the server application for any current and future projects
Provide additional Unity3D and server application development as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

5+ years of experience leading technical teams in the games industry, with 8+ years of experience developing front- and back-end code and architecture
Experience in mobile and freemium (versus large-organization triple-A premium games)
Strong expertise in C# Unity, PHP, and JAVA
Demonstrated expertise in effective Agile workflows
Demonstrated experience in managing and scaling high-performing technical teams
Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated experience working directly with creative teams, product teams, and product owners.
Ability to communicate complex technical issues with ease, even to less technical team members
Ability to adapt existing technical processes and demonstrate success
Top-tier communications skills

PERKS & BENEFITS:

Downtown office, steps from the skytrain, with unlimited snacks, coffee, and beer
Flexible scheduling
Work from home one day a week
Competitive compensation
Growth and team-focused company culture
Access to a health-spending account in lieu of benefits

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