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Backend Engineer - Gaming (Full Time, Remote)

  • Hike
  • Full time
  • India
  • 21/07/2021

A NEW SOCIAL FUTURE ‍‍

How is it that in a world that's evolving so quickly that social products still feel the same? Strangely enough, we're still using products that were invented in the 2G era. There seems to be an emptiness with the current experience and today's products are built to force humanity to be superficial.

We'd like to change that.

With the advancements in technology, so much more is possible today that wasn't even possible, just a few years ago. We believe the timing couldn't be better.


5 PRINCIPLES

We’re thoughtful about why we do things and here are 5 principles guiding our thinking:

  • Advancements in Tech & AI: Allowing more bits to be pushed to users in real-time and thus allowing far richer, more personalised experiences.
  • User’s Comfortable Online: 50% of people’s waking lives are spent on smartphones in emerging countries.
  • Vertical Communities: We don't live our lives in one massive community. We're specific in the activities we engage in (art, gaming, fitness etc).
  • New Business Models: Putting customers at the centre. These won't be ad-driven in the traditional sense. Think micro-transactions, subscriptions and more.
  • Consumers as Owners: It's a bit strange that consumers aren't part of the value chain. Turning customers into owners is a fascinating thought.


BUILD MAGICAL THINGS

It’s so clear to us that technology evolves but people stay the same. We’re solving for a core human need - social connection and with all the evolution in technology, today we can solve for that in brand new ways.

At our core, we’re a creative company. Ideas and pixels is where we live and we love building magical products that make our users feel ‘wow’ inside. It’s not just about features, it’s also about how they make people feel. We build at the intersection of the scientific and the romantic.

And it all starts with people, the right team that cares deeply about our mission, values and our users. At hike, you'll have the chance to do the best work of your life.

Come join us and shape the future of social with Rush & Vibe!

Rush is a new bite-sized gaming service that aims to channel the competitive spirit of India where players can use their skills to Play, Compete & Win! ⚡️

Vibe is an approval-only community (one has to apply to join). With Vibe, we're building a magical & safe place online where people can be themselves & make new friends.


THE HIKE CODE

We’re on a journey to build something new, something different and making anything innovative & new requires the ability to surrender to the unknown. The Hike Code is our value system. It is our guide to navigate through the unknown to build incredible products. Here they are:

  • Top Talent in Every Role: We look for people with an incredible intellect. Both skills and values are important to us.
  • Pro-Sports Team: Strengths based, results driven with a "team-first" attitude
  • Customer at the Centre: Everything we do is inspired by how we can better solve for our customer.
  • Constant Innovation: It's our DNA to walk into the unknown in search of having meaningful impact.
  • Act Like Owners: We own the output of what we do, even if it's explicitly not our job.
  • Thoughtful Decision Making: Clear Mind + Obsession to Simplify + Data Driven. We strive to be thoughtful.
  • Bias for Action: We understand that success is not one big leap but tiny gains compounding over time #ABH.
  • Be Open Minded & Coachable: We have a quest to continuously #RiseUp to be the best version of ourselves.


Read more on Hike Code


ROLE & REQUIREMENTS

If you’ve made it till here, then you’re probably interested in the role :)

As a Gaming backend developer, your main goal will be developing and maintaining gaming apis/game server. Engineers work together with team members to jointly own the success of their features throughout the entire development pipeline. Stages include Design -> Architecture -> Development -> Testing -> Release.

You will be joining a high-quality team of talented individuals that are all committed to growth and success.

Key Day To Day Responsibilities

  • Define, architect, & develop core gaming server components
  • Optimize code & memory usage for high performance scalable systems
  • Work closely with product managers, other backend engineers and game/app developers.
  • Develop, innovate & integrate new technologies and tools
  • Work on systems that will impact the experience of millions of users
  • Simulate and test code and algorithms to ensure stability within a global game economy.
  • Scope out tasks and systems, looking for future improvements.
  • Mentor other engineers in core language and technology struggles.
  • You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base.


SOUND LIKE YOU?

We’re looking for someone dynamic and you’ll need to have the below in generous quantities to succeed in this role (Open to remote talent)

  • Strong experience in backend gaming technologies and networking protocols
  • Expert knowledge of Smartfox, Photon or equivalent gaming backends
  • Strong coding skills in Java and/or C#.
  • Should have a strong understanding of TCP/IP & UDP protocols.
  • Should have a basic understanding of distributed systems.
  • Proficiency in designing REST APIs with JSON & XML formats
  • Proficiency in designing relational databases and schemas for relational databases
  • Scale systems for hundreds of thousands of concurrent connections
  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong Object Oriented design and architecture skills
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
  • Proven ability to architect and design large and complicated Games.
  • Excellent communication skills – particularly the ability to discuss timelines, design concerns, and provide helpful feedback to team members
  • Experience with common workflow tools like source control (GIT), bug tracking (JIRA), etc


BENEFITS

  • Open to remote talent
  • A flat and transparent culture
  • Support for setting up Home Office
  • Tools of the trade - MacBook, Latest Softwares
  • Monthly Communication Reimbursement
  • Best learning and development opportunities
  • A chance to have a big impact in hypergrowth setup


At Hike, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity or disability status. See what we are up to here blog.hike.in

Explore the recruitment process and all the open positions at hike.in/workathike

About Hike

Hike is backed by leading VCs like Tiger Global, Tencent & Foxconn. After raising this round Hike reached the valuation of $1.4 Billion and became the youngest startup to reach unicorn status having achieved it in just 3.7 years after launchWe believe technology should wrap around huma...

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