Senior Software Engineer, Hydra
Warner Bros. Games Inc. seeks a Senior Software Engineer for the WB Games NY Studio. As a Senior Software Engineer at WB Games NY (a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), you will be working primarily on our online game services platform called “Hydra Studio”, in addition to some other internal technologies. You will be responsible for creating complex data processing and presentation tools that integrate tightly with some of the largest franchises in the games industry. You will work as part of a highly talented team of producers, engineers, and business specialists to expand our systems and add value to WB Games’ catalogue of products.
We are looking for candidates with 5+ years of experience as a software engineer and the ability to quickly learn new platforms. We use many different technologies within Hydra, and while we don’t expect you to know them all coming in, we need a candidate who can quickly learn and be proficient with them!
WB Games New York works with some of the top talent in the game industry to build online competitive and social features for video games. Our highly experienced team of engineers utilize cutting-edge technology to build game services that are robust and scalable enough to support world-class developers such as NetherRealm Studios, Rocksteady, Monolith Productions, WB Montréal, and more!
- Design, implement, and support services that powers in-game online services
- Collaborate with others engineers to improve supportability, stability, and robustness of custom server software and infrastructure
- Lead design initiatives for new features from clients and internal technical debt
- Write and review code, develop documentation, and debug problems, live, on very complex systems
- Together with the rest of the engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for service incidents
- Iterate and develop tests suites to maintain the high quality standards of our code
- 5-7 years of experiencing professionally delivering online technology and backend services
- Must be comfortable working in a Linux/Unix environment
- Able to read and write software in Python or some other general purpose programming language
- Strong experience with databases (NoSQL experience is a plus, since we primarily use MongoDB, RedisDB, and ElasticSearch)
- Experience using and creating APIs
- Experience with automation/configuration management (we use SaltStack and AWS Cloud Formation)
- Must have excellent communication skills
- Ability to excel in a fast paced, startup-like environment
- Interest in working on-site at our office in Troy, NY
Perks and Advantages
Company-matching 401(k) program
Medical, dental, and vision programs for you and your dependents
Free games, discounts, and other employee benefits provided by Warner Bros.
An open and collaborative work space
We value a good work-life balance
Work on some of the most popular IP in the video game industry
Technologies we use
Operating systems: Linux, Windows, OS X
Databases: MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch
Frameworks: Rails, Node.js
Miscellaneous: SaltStack, Git, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, Munin, Sensu, Sentry