Senior Software Engineer - Backend

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We are Mythical Games. A Venture-backed next-generation game technology company at the intersection of video games and economics led by industry veterans. Our goal is to lead the industry with the launch of exceptional video game experiences that leverage distributed ledger technology while also providing a platform of robust tools that will allow any other game developers to do the same. 
 
At Mythical Games, we are ‘People First’. We believe that it takes great people and culture to make great products and services. We show empathy and respect, empowering our people to live their lives and do the best work of their careers. We give our employees the freedom and support they need to own and deliver truly exceptional work.
 
We are actively looking for a talented and driven Backend Engineer to join our growing engineering team. This role reports into our Platform Engineering Manager, and will play an integral role in designing, building, scaling, and maintaining our multi-cloud platform architecture.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Design, code, test, and enhance components, services, and microservices - and extend the backend architecture as the Mythical platform evolves. 
  • Write clean, testable code. Participate in code & design reviews.
  • Analyze and optimize current applications towards a microservices architecture
  • Be a problem solver and self-driven; owning your tasks to get the results needed
  • Help strengthen your team by mentoring, supporting, and encouraging as opportunities present themselves
  • Participate in the full development lifecycle, including design, coding, automated testing, and production releases of backend services
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of engineers, products owners, and designers to deliver empowering user experiences
 
Requirements:
  • SaaS production experience with backend development using languages such as Java, C#, or Kotlin
  • Experience designing and developing for large, horizontally scalable, high-transaction volume systems
  • Experience with backend services or distributed systems
  • A BS or greater in Computer Science, or a related technical field, or equivalent work experience
 
Highly Preferred, if:
  • Experienced writing network protocol using gRPC for high availability data systems
  • Experienced with developing or working with cloud-based microservice architectures
  • Recent experience developing in Kotlin.
  • 5+ years of experience developing server applications in Java (Java 8 or higher)
  • Experience with Kafka (architecture, development, deployment)
  • Experienced with Spring Boot, Gradle, and Docker
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • You have a passion for gaming, marketplaces, and/or blockchain technology
  • You're passionate about helping build a great product, culture and company!

Our team values diversity and believe that it strengthens our games, products, and communities. We strongly encourage POC, folks with disabilities, those belonging to the LGBTQIA+ communities, and folks across all gender identities to apply.

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

If you need assistance around accommodations due to a disability, please reach out to [email protected] We’ll be with you as soon as possible; our goal is to ensure an accessible and equitable interview process for everyone.

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Location

15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

An Insider's view of Mythical Games

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

One we have now is we are building a whole bidding engine from scratch for the marketplace and addressing non-instant blockchain finalization timelines and support for different payment methods and currencies. The possibilities are endless and we iterate daily on the architecture to ensure we deliver a great solution fast. So much to learn!

Sebastiano

Sr. Technical Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an intern, I was fresh out of a web development Bootcamp without experience in large codebases. Everyone was super helpful with getting me up to speed, and within a couple of weeks, I was taking on tasks and contributing to our workflow. I was pleasantly shocked when they offered me a full-time job, launching my career as a software engineer!

Gretchen

Associate Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I strive to ask my teams to reevaluate the boundaries they encounter in their work, whether externally or self-imposed. Boundaries are important for creative focused work, but where you place them and what they define, is critical to exceeding what you imagine is possible.

Jamie

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Pub trivia night is always a blast and a great way for team members working across several states to better know each other. There’s always an accompanying costume theme and some folks get really into it. It’s always fun to see how creative people get! Mythical also threw a pretty great Zoom holiday party with magic, games, and cocktail lessons!

Elle

UX/UI Designer

What are Mythical Games Perks + Benefits

Mythical Games Benefits Overview

We offer our team benefits such as (but not limited to) high-quality Vision, Dental, and Health Care, generous Parental Leave, and Unlimited PTO to ensure that they actually take time off without the stress of needing to accrue time.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
On July 15 2021 Mythical Games' Blankos Block Party created Pride Dragon, our first Charity Blanko, in partnership with LGBTQIA+ Artist Martin Hsu. 100% of primary sales go to nonprofit Lambert House
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Mythical offers a 401(k) program with a diverse set of stocks, bond, and index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
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