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Game Server Engineer

at Freeverse (Brooklyn, NY, USA) Full Time Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Job Description:


Freeverse, developers and publishers of awesome titles such as Marathon: Durandal for Xbox Live Arcade, Wingnuts 2 and Burning Monkey Solitaire for Mac, and Flick Fishing, Skee-Ball and We Bowl for iPhone, are looking for an awesome server engineer!

Our offices are located in the beautiful, picturesque and uber-hip Dumbo area of Brooklyn, steps from the A/C, 2/3 and F trains.


* Develop and deploy server backends for upcoming game titles.

* Create plans to deploy game servers – from staging, to initial launch, though scaling up post-launch.

* Create web-based management tools for game servers.


* A desire to create world class games in the social space.

* Strong Ruby & Rails background with at least 2 years of production experience.

* Strong JavaScript experience (2+ years) a big plus.

* Ability to create web front-ends for server management.

* Extremely proficient with the LAMP stack, including production instantiation and administration, especially MySQL.

* Very proficient with MySQL replication, and implications of different architectures (InnoDB/MyISAM/NDB).

* Very proficient with package management systems including APT, Ports, Yum and RPM, and be able to compile from source.

* Deep understanding of how to scale realtime data access to millions of users – load balancing, reverse proxies, failover, and so forth.

* Experience with the following:

* Config management systems, such as Chef.

* Alternate web servers, such as NGINX, Lighttpd and Cherokee.

* Monitoring packages, such as Monit and Nagios

* Key value stores, such as Redis and MongoDB.

* Scala, Erlang, Node.js or similar functional programming.

Other Key Attributes

* A passion for social games and social networks, and gaming in general!

* Comfort working under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

* An interest in working with a small team to create software used by millions of people every day.

* Strong communication and time management skills—the ability to balance high quality work standards against time constraints.

* A relentless passion for creating industry leading products and the highest quality user experiences.

If this is you, we’re waiting to hear from you!

Job Perks

– Fully stocked kitchen area with drinks and snacks!

– Close to transportation!

– Hip neighborhood!

– Plenty more perks for the right candidate (see below…)

How to apply:

This position will start out as an on-site, full-time (M-F office hours) contract basis. For the right candidate we’ll be extending a permanent position and our great perks package.

Please email [email protected] with your résumé, samples (if providable; either code or links), and any background stories you can share.