Playdom/Disney: Server Engineer – Ruby on Rails

Posted by | January 11, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Bellevue, WA

URL: http://www.playdom.com

Playdom is seeking
a talented server engineer to help build the next generation of social
gaming platforms using common web service frameworks such as Ruby on
Rails and PHP to scale a game experiences to millions in a matter of
days. Our server engineers tackle some of the hardest challenges
associated with game development in terms of providing a stable platform
for client teams and providing the entire environment for games to run
in. It requires great design skills to ensure clean design patterns and
approaches can be used to produce a solid game server that can meet
team demands.
Design and implement flexible XML web services to support game client team features
Integrate server and platform projects with external and internal web services
Work closely with content developers to facilitate tools design and production
Assist in reaching scalability and performance goals
3+ years of professional software experience in web frameworks like Ruby on Rails or PHP and MySQL.
Strong debugging skills
Strong understanding and competence with web service design and data modeling
Comfortable developing in both Windows and Linux environments BS in Computer Science (or equivalent)
BUSINESS UNIT OVERVIEW
— Playdom produces a diverse portfolio of casual games for the rapidly
growing platform of social networks, including Facebook and MySpace.
With over 47 million monthly users and #1 rated games, Playdom is one of
the fastest-growing social game developers, offering high quality
community entertainment experiences.
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG), the interactive entertainment
affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected,
interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social
network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe.
DIMG’s mission is to deliver Disney content to fans, whenever and
wherever they want it, through numerous interactive media platforms.
Disney
Interactive Media Group operates five global product groups: Disney
Interactive Studios produces console and handheld video games for the
Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®Portable, Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment systems, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system,
and the personal computer; Disney Online produces Disney.com and a
portfolio of leading lifestyle websites for families, including
Family.com; Disney Online Studios develops online virtual worlds,
providing connected game-play experiences for children around the globe;
Disney Mobile brings the best of Disney content to the mobile web,
smart phone applications, and mobile games; in addition, DIMG manages a
Disney-branded mobile phone service in Japan in association with
Softbank; and Playdom produces best-in-class content for the rapidly
growing platform of casual games on emerging platforms and social
networks such as Facebook and MySpace.
All five product groups work together to create a variety of connected, multi-platform entertainment experiences.

To apply: Send resume to jhoffman@playdom.com

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