Player First Games is building best-in-class online game experiences for a passionate playerbase. Each member joining our team will have a significant impact on the direction of the game and the growth of the company. As a Backend Engineer, you will:


  • Own technical planning, implementation, and delivery of features from conception to completion

  • Empower world-class creatives to jointly create unforgettable moments

  • Drive a high-quality bar for all code, content, and systems

  • Build engaging progression and metagame systems to engage players for decades


  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Communication and collaboration skills


  • Understanding of common data structures and algorithms

  • C++ experience

  • Experience owning significant features from start to finish

  • REST API design skills

  • Experience with complex data models for tracking player account, inventory, progression, and social system data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Unreal Engine 4 experience

  • Shipped titles in the game industry

  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience

  • JavaScript experience

We offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits

  • Shared success in the company

  • World-class talent with experience on some of the industry’s biggest games, including God of War(™), League of Legends(™), Overwatch(™), and Call of Duty(™)

  • A culture focused on player trust and player experience

Please note: During the current COVID-19 outbreak and until circumstances allow for a safe return, our teams are working remotely. Must be authorized to work in the United States and available to work from our home office when circumstances allow.

At Player First Games we design experiences from the player’s perspective first. We hold our players in the highest regard and hope to leave them satisfied and delighted with every interaction.

Player First Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law, where applicable, and those with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws.