Senior Online Engineer

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Company Description

Wonderstorm is a STORY and PLAY studio in Los Angeles founded by former creative leaders from Riot Games and Naughty Dog, Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond and Justin Santistevan. The studio aims to create deep worlds and stories that will form the basis for lasting franchises. Our first franchise, The Dragon Prince, is an Emmy award-winning animated series that premiered as a Netflix original series in September 2018, and the company is developing a AAA-quality video game based in the same world.

The Dragon Prince topped a variety of popularity lists, including Rotten Tomatoes, and was renewed for 7 Season. It has captivated millions across all ages and inspired a passionate fan community attracted to its action, adventure, humor and diversity of character. 

What you will do...
  • Implement and maintain backend services to support game features: e.g. chat, game servers, authentication, matchmaking, store, player progression, and more
  • Develop and maintain tools and techniques for deployment, maintenance, and monitoring of services
  • DevOps - implement and maintain solutions to support delivery, scaling, and reliability of network services and online game features
  • Develop and maintain correct, organized, efficient, and well-tested code
  • Actively contribute to the growth of a startup studio. Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment
Qualifications
  • 4+ years experience 
  • Proficiency implementing systems in higher level typed languages, e.g. Scala, F#, Racket, Clojure, Erlang etc.
  • Experience designing, developing, testing, & maintaining network backend services and APIs
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication of technical concepts
  • Experience architecting online systems
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Creative nature with strong problem solving skills

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Location

El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of Wonderstorm

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Hard working, passionate, and human.
We are seen making magic at our desks throughout the day. Challenges are a part of the work, and we don't back down from them. But we also know that family is important, and family time shouldn't be sacrificed. We make games because we love it, and we make sure our team wants to be here.

Cassandra

Environment Artist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Being a part of a studio that has set a strong foundation for success with an original IP, including clear visions of future success, its a huge plus to be a member of the team. Stability like that allows you to do more, be more and command excellence for the studio as your goals are clear to maintain being successful for years to come.

Edward

Lead Animator

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Teams at Wonderstorm of all disciplines are encouraged to be a part of the creative process. Show writers work on fleshing out the world of our video game. Engineers contribute to brainstorms about upcoming episodes and seasons. This wide range of viewpoints and experiences results in both empowering people, and a better, more cohesive end product

Justin

Executive Producer

What are Wonderstorm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health insurance policy covers 99% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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