Uken Games: Back-End Web Engineer

Posted by | January 22, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Toronto, ON


is a leading social games studio in downtown Toronto.  We’re a
team of talented engineers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about
providing high quality game experiences across many platforms.  Our
games have been played by millions and we are growing fast.  We need a
back-end web engineer who believes the harder the challenge, the more
fun the task.
Job Description
• building reliable back-end infrastructure for our games
• measuring and optimizing performance across the entire technology stack
• working closely with game developers to support new features
• developing innovative solutions to allow for tens of thousands of concurrent connections
• managing application and database servers to gracefully handle fast-growing load
Job Requirements
• 5+ years programming background
• 3+ years working with high traffic web applications
• 3+ years MySQL
• 5+ years *nix
• passion for measuring and optimizing performance
• extremely self-motivated; able to constantly improve processes and learn new technologies
• have an appetite to learn, grow, and take on increasingly more responsibility
• ability to balance the agility of a start-up with the stability required for a professional service
We work out of a shared space with some of Canada’s top startups.  Here’s what we can offer you:
• an awesome experience scaling web based games;
• an environment where you’ll be consistently challenged;
• work with newer but proven technologies like Rails, MySQL, memcached, nginx, modrails
• the ability to influence nearly everything we build;
• competitive salary + equity and bonuses
• comprehensive benefits plan covering dental, vision, healthcare
on our team is equipped with huge monitors, free drinks and free meals
(breakfast everyday and lunch/dinner on a few days a week). We’ve also
got a foosball table, ping pong table, PS3, Xbox + Kinnect, Microsoft
Surface, and all the coolest and newest mobile devices.
Check us out:

To apply: Email us your stuff (cv, projects, git links, old codebases… we want it all):

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