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Principal Backend Server Engineer
San Francisco, California
LucasArts has an opportunity for a Principal Backend Engineer to help revolutionize the online gaming industry. We seek engineers who enjoy the challenge of building large scale online services and infrastructures to support a new way of connected online gaming. As innovators in the entertainment industry, we are looking for individuals who thrive on problem solving and enjoy the challenge of dealing with huge amount of data. We seek overachievers that enjoy designing, developing, iterating, and troubleshooting for services and API. We value hard work, dedication and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. If you have an interest in partnering with our dynamic and growing team to gain insight into this exciting venture, we want to hear from you.
Reviews, designs and oversees the implementation and iteration of scalable, highly available, and critical backend services. Reviews and helps implementing the overall system architecture for LucasArts online. Participates in setting up technical roadmap. Provides input to the products roadmap, including milestones schedules and deliverables. Maintains and communicates technical risks across the group. Collects and analyzes metrics from online services. Mentors and coaches engineers. Follows the industry trends in the online world. Must be able to understand and perform any technical tasks within the team.
BS or BA degree in Computer Science or related field. Masters Degree a plus. 5 to 8 years developing online services that is secure, scalable and highly available. Fluent in Java or other object oriented language. Knowledge in functional programming is a big asset. Extensive experience with web services protocols. Strong knowledge and extensive experience in online technologies, including distributed systems, security, networking protocols, and cloud technologies. Extensive experience with secure scalable system architectures and deployments.
Deep understanding of J2EE, relational and NoSQL database. Experience with distributed systems such as Hadoop, etc Experience with caching solutions such as Oracle Coherence, Memcached Experience with AWS or other cloud service provider. Experience with first party (Microsoft and Sony) certification.