Software Engineer - Backend

Lionheart Games
Atlanta, GA
Job Type
Mid level

Job Description

Software Engineer – Backend

Lionheart Games

Run Game Liveops

Take part in building the systems that make games run online, working from server to client to write services that are run on the cloud back to your APIs.

Architect and Implement

Contribute to technology design and selection for our backend services, building web interfaces to administer those services and configure games.

Solve Complex Problems

Although your focus is on the backend, there will be opportunities to develop across all game areas — allowing you to broaden your skills as an engineer.

Lionheart Games is looking for an experienced Backend Software Engineer with a strong desire to contribute to every aspect of development, and who knows what it means to take responsibility and deliver excellent results. You have the skills and knowledge to build and support systems with large user volume, and you can translate that into functioning code that our players can enjoy.

Joining us means being part of a team with the passion and inherent drive to create innovative, high-performing games. We are intellectually curious and excited to apply the latest game development innovations to our projects. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial environment that embraces new and different ideas. Everyone at Lionheart Games is excited about creating the best mobile games possible, and we empower one another to learn and grow from our collective experiences. All of this means more chances for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.


Involvement in all areas of server development, including cloud services and frameworks, architecture planning, implementation, deployment, and maintenance, database design and implementation, open source frameworks, and Linux

Create and support lightweight systems documentation and tools

Write clear, maintainable, and portable code that can scale to millions of active users

Independently design and develop complete solutions from scratch

Proactively identify technical risks and issues for the team

Understand and articulate the trade-offs between technical and design; solve for the best player experience


3-5 years of professional game development experience or experience developing server-side applications with mobile tech stacks

Cloud solutions experience, hosting services such as AWS, Azure, or Google

Experience with noSQL, memcache systems, Jenkins, docker

Experience and knowledge of REST API development and interaction, microservices

Mastery of C++ and experience with C#, Java, Python, and other languages

Capacity to teach, learn from, and build connections with experienced developers from diverse backgrounds (even if not in games or from a non-technical background)

Thrive in an environment of independence and responsibility without assigned tasks

Great interpersonal skills; an open and respectful attitude towards others and their work

Passion for mobile games and live systems development

IMPORTANT: All applicants, regardless of experience, must be willing to take and pass a test evaluating your relevant skills.


7+ years of applicable games industry experience

Graduate (or higher) education in the field of Computer Science

Experience with PlayFab, GameSpark, or other game back end systems

Experience with ASP.NET Core


Our team at Lionheart Games enjoys best-in-class benefits and amenities, which include competitive compensation, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) with matching contributions, medical, dental, vision, and more. At the studio, we make sure your favorite snacks and beverages are stocked. We also offer free gym memberships, as well as a great creative environment located at Atlantic Station with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.
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