Valve: Web Engineer – Back End
Location: Seattle, Wa
distribution platforms in the industry today. A rich web presence and
strong web backend are central to the architecture of Steam. The Steam
team is seeking senior level engineers who can help design, implement,
and ship new features on the web in addition to strengthening the
web-based architectural components of the platform.
people, you’ll work with Valve’s game and Steam development teams to add
exciting new web-based features to our best-of-breed computer games and
pioneering e-commerce platform.
- Regularly ship a variety of products from small internal
tools to large-scale web applications used by millions of visitors per
- Directly and meaningfully impact the experience of those players and customers.
- Develop an understanding of Valve’s player community and
contribute creative web-focused design solutions to improve the
experience of using Valve’s products.
- Improve internal visibility of various game- and Steam-related data.
- Follow through from project inception through design to detailed completion.
- Iterate on solutions based on internal feedback, plus feedback from publishing partners and customers.
- Drive the development of end-to-end data management solutions
including database schema, database back-up and management, and
- Participate in design process, gathering requirements with other engineers and designers
- Create measurable success.
- Create open and re-usable web application components.
- Be self-directed and be able to prioritize your own workload.
- Fluency with HTML and CSS
- Expert level programming skills with experience with PHP or
another common web programming language such as Java, Python, Ruby, or
- Experience with C++/C is also desirable, though not required
- Experience scaling out large websites and debugging performance issues in large scale production environments
- Database development experience with at least one of the following: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle
- Web API design experience with JSON and/or XML
- Experience with presentation technologies like AJAX, or similar
To apply: 65035-CJBfirstname.lastname@example.org
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