Senior Platform Engineer
Tonic Games Group brings together a family of world-class developers and publishers who believe that games are for everyone. More than 300 people strong; we bring together Mediatonic, Fortitude Games and The Irregular Corporation to create original IP and to invest in independent game developers globally.
We continue to build on our ambitions and projects, as such we are looking to hire a Senior Game Services Engineer to be based in Australia to work remotely with our European based server team.
Mediatonic is one of the UK’s largest independent games developers which delights in connecting people through original, mass-multiplayer game experiences and breaking the mould with weird and wonderful games across every platform.
We’re looking for a Software Engineer to join us as a Platform Engineer. Games industry experience is optional!
This is a remote role as we look to expand our coverage across time zones with a preference for someone whose working hours would be offset by about 6-9 hours from our UK office hours.
At Mediatonic a Platform Engineer is an operationally-minded programmer who takes ownership of our core technology and infrastructure. We’ve built a platform which supports hundreds of thousands of players at any moment in time, shipping tens of thousands of messages each second.
A Platform Engineer should be excited to take on a broad, supporting role - you’ll be one of the first remote members of our Platform team, helping us better serve our global audience.
Often you’ll be directly involved in building and architecting features. You’ll always be expected to define best practises, mentor others, and improve our core systems. You’re a curious, fast learner, obsessed with automation, who enjoys the detective work of figuring out what’s happening when things go wrong!
- An excellent team player
- A positive and happy voice in a team
- Proficient using English, orally and in writing day to day
You have demonstrable experience in...
- Building and delivering features for business-critical applications
- Cloud Services
- Unit/Integration testing
- CI/CD (Jenkins, Azure Devops, TeamCity, or similar)
- Deploying production infrastructure (Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM, etc)
- Monitoring production services (Grafana, Datadog, ElasticSearch, etc)
- Designing scalable services which scale out in response to load
Bonus points for experience with...
- C# and Dotnet Core
- Kubernetes, Docker and Linux
- Actor Systems
- Event Sourcing
- Pub/Sub Messaging (we use NATS)
- Service Mesh (envoy)
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Are you interested in creating moments that matter, for millions of players, in games that run for years?
Does the idea of working together with a friendly team of Tonics towards the common goal of making great games appeal to you?
Did we mention our out of control but totally cool sticker obsession?
How to apply & really impress us.
As a people first studio, our biggest priority is to hire the right person. A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about really helps to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd. Successful applications will usually have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic. If you are applying for a creative role, remember a portfolio is essential. For all applications we suggest you read the job description carefully and let us know why you believe you’re the right person to take on this job.
We receive heaploads of applications, and while we do our best to respond, we can't always guarantee this.