Backend Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

About the Job

IllFonic is looking for a Backend/DevOps engineer to develop game database systems, load-balanced micro-services servicing a myriad of platforms. Responsibilities include provisioning hardware on cloud services, developing micro-service software to interface with databases, monitoring provisioned hardware, and developing tools for you and the rest of the team to monitor and maintain them. The job requires a good understanding of SQL/NoSQL databases, AWS or similar, Linux, source control, and some experience with automating cloud deployments and source control. Also, it helps to have experience with Amazon Aurora/DynamoDB or JWT, but that’s all bonus points. Please include anything else that you think helps us better understand how you can make IllFonic a better place to work!

Qualified applicants will need to send a resume of their work and interview both over the phone and in person in order to be considered. We are looking for team players that are interested in growing with the company for many years to come.


Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and maintain backend microservices and toolsProvision SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Perform system and network application load testing, to identify bottlenecks
  • Take the initiative to identify, prioritize, call-out, and suggest solutions to problems both big and small.
  • Regularly playtest builds and provide professional feedback to the team on how to improve our games.
  • Share your thoughts about how to make the company a better place to work, improve the creative process, and help deliver better games.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree OR 4 years software development experience
  • Experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases (PostgreSQL, Redis)
  • Experience with Bash, Go and Python
  • Experience with AWS, Load balancing
  • Experience with Linux (CentOS/RHEL/Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Experience with CI and source control
  • Experience automating public cloud deployments (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with container orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos, OpenShift)
  • Strict use of code names and complete confidentiality of project information for as long as its required


Bonus

  • Experience with Amazon Aurora or DynamoDB
  • Experience with service registry and discovery (Consule, etcd)
  • Experience with JWT
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GoLanguages
    • Unreal Engine 4Libraries
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Amazon Aurora DBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • 3D Studio MaxDesign
    • MayaDesign
    • Z BrushDesign
    • Substance PainterDesign
    • Substance Designer Design
    • Marvelous DesignerDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MeltwaterEmail

Location

We are located in Golden, Colorado. Close to public transportation and food options.

An Insider's view of IllFonic

What's something quirky about your company?

At IllFonic, we use a program called Slack to message each other. People generally use a picture of themselves as their profile picture on Slack so that they are easily identifiable. Dan, however, uses a picture of a cartoon man throwing up rainbows. I guess that's what it's like to work at IllFonic. It would be hard not to have fun here.

Aron

Community Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Making games is hard. Everyday brings a new challenge to invest in and overcome together. IllFonic gives me the opportunity to work on what I'm passionate about. To focus on the areas I care about. To make sure my voice is heard.
When we ship a title, it truly feels like MY game. It's a blast to be part of this team. Everyday."

Lucas

Lead Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I have learned about all it takes to create a video game from an idea to a finished product, and the amount of passion that goes into that process. IllFonic is full of talented individuals who make coming to work fun.

Dee Dee

HR Director

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Accessibility is reliant upon communication. It is essential to really listen to ideas and imagine how those ideas would affect other departments, and ultimately the overall project. Animation is the act of bringing a character to life; so naturally, I enjoy learning about the lives of the characters that I work with as well.

Dojun

Lead Animator

What are some social events your company does?

Every now and then IllFonic likes to kick back and take everyone out to see a movie, that has been a nice way to relax and get inspired for projects we have on deck. During the holiday seasons our HR director does an amazing job putting together various parties and events that really helps us cut loose and bond as a team.

Cole

Art Director

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