Lead Backend Engineer

Do you want to be part of a worldwide mobile games leader? We are an international team of more than 330 talented SocialPointers, based in sunny & cosmopolitan Barcelona. We create amazing games, positioned in the top rankings of both iOS & Android, that are played & loved by over 50 million fans all over the world.

In 2017 we were acquired by Take Two Interactive (GTA, Bioshock, Red Dead Redemption, NBA, XCom...) & we have been expanding our activities ever since, as well as creating exciting new opportunities for super talented people to join our teams!

Join the challenge  & help us make this year the breakout year in mobile social gaming.

Socialpoint is currently looking forward to welcoming a super talented Lead Backend Engineer to work for one of our top games, Monster Legends!

 We are aiming for a humble natural leader that also enjoys to work in a team while mentoring others &  is really passionate about video games (a true gamer!), has an eye for details but also a great problem solving capacity as well as organizational skills. 

And last but not least, it would be someone that can adapt to a fast-paced environment, driven by excellence with a strong, objective, opinion regarding high-quality work.

 

 

What will you do at Social Point?

As a Lead Backend Developer, you will lead & guide a group of backend developers towards successful project deliveries. To achieve sustainable results, you will work in collaboration & report directly to the game’s Technical Director on the following areas:

  • Define individual & team growth goals with your developers, follow up on them in frequent 1:1 sessions  & group meetings.
  • Support your team with their queries & empower them to make productive decisions.
  • Prioritize, multi-task & perform in a deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Define technical guidelines, best practices, workflows & automation procedures.
  • Define, design & develop high available software systems. 
  • Facilitate the information on project goals/tasks to the team. 
  • Collaborate closely with the studio tech leadership to balance shared code development ensuring success across several projects. 
  • Determine the feasibility of the sprint features, regarding time & cost. 
  • Team up with HR to participate in recruitment activities from time to time. 

 

 

What are we looking for? 

  • Solid professional experience within software development as a Lead Engineer, Technical Lead or a similar position.
  • Good understanding of collaboration with a team of senior developers.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Ability to explain technical issues to both technical & non-technical audiente. 
  • Profound & disciplined programming skills & experience in system design, architectures & best practices & techniques used in games.
  • Strong background in languages like Golang, PHP, Java, C#, etc
  • Experience designing & implementing complex systems with multiple parts & technologies.
  • Experience with application scalability, performance, & reliability.
  • Experience with application & system orchestration: understand where you code fits within the big picture. 
  • Performance analysis & optimization skills.

 

 

What's in it for you as a Socialpointer?

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are working remotely until further notice. However, this hasn’t stopped us from offering these great benefits!

  • You’ll get the newest & most powerful devices & equipment to work with, along with a Spotify Premium account.
  • An impressive 25 days annual leave, not including public holidays!
  • Private medical insurance, just in case!
  • Free Language Lessons.
  • People development is key for us:  an amazing training budget just for you & our internal mobility program offers real growth opportunities!
  • Drop by our hairdresser’s for a trim (& forget your wallet).

 

 

And whenever we go back to the office....

  • Monday breakfast + delicious daily lunch menus!
  • Want to stay in shape? We have a brand new gym, football & basketball teams along with a fantastic physiotherapist.
  • “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” so we get fresh fruit at the office every day!
  • Monthly events are there to get you to know your colleagues.
  • If you are new to sunny Barcelona you can also join our Newbies Club: we offer weekend activities once a month, Spanish lessons & help with all your boring paperwork!

 The list just goes on & on... so get your game on & apply now!

Life at Socialpoint

One thing’s for sure – talent at Socialpoint is everywhere. From the game teams to the corporate and horizontal departments, each and every Socialpointer is undoubtedly a game maker.

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We build unforgettable games that delight millions of fans all around the globe.

And we do so by thoroughly enjoying every day at work. Having fun is the best way we know to create fun.

We're part of

a big family

As a startup, Socialpoint has been tight-knit from the very beginning.

Our roots still remain; only now the family has grown! And not just because there are over 330 of us…

In February 2017, we were acquired by Take Two Interactive, one of the top gaming companies in the world. Today, together with Rockstar, 2K and Private Division, we belong to the T2 family too, and we couldn’t be prouder!

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Carrer de Llacuna 166 - 10th floor

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