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Sr. Backend Engineer

Location: Boulder
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Backend Engineer

VGW is a fast-growing technology company and creator of market-leading online social games. With offices across Australia, USA, Canada, Malta and the Philippines we are on a mission to be the biggest gaming company in the world!

Due to major growth we are expanding our Engineering team in the US and currently looking for a Sr. Backend Engineerto join the team.

In this role you will provide technical leadership while delivering quality solutions using solid engineering practices that yield high product value. Plan, deliver and maintain products that delight our customers and stakeholders

What you should know about our Engineering team:

  • We make room to do things the right way, rather than hacking stuff in.
  • You own your projects: you build it, you ship it, you run it.
  • We were born in the cloud: practices and principles like CI/CD, IaC, O11y and CyberSec are part of what we do. Key responsibilities of the Software Engineer will include:

    Sneak peek at our stack :
    • 20+ microservices written in Typescript
    • Mostly PostgreSQL as far as DB goes
    • 100% in the Cloud (AWS)
    • IaC with Terraform (Docker images in Kubernetes pods)
    • CI/CD done with CircleCI and Jenkins
    • SUMO Logic, Honeycomb and Grafana for Observability Build and maintain microservices to support our successful range of over 100 games.
      Build internal tools for our Customer Service and Quality Control teams.
      Work with stakeholders and product teams to design, build, test and release end-to-end solutions while giving consideration to development risks and ensuring delivery of viable and maintainable solutions.
      Run design sessions with the team to discuss all the possible solutions to a define the problem or opportunity.

      When it comes to Learning and Development:
      • Learning is part of our fabric. We have a world class Engineering Learning and Development program and we are passionate about career development.
      • We have both a technical and management track for career progression and promotions.
      • We have a library of books and videos with good content and encourage staying on top of new practices. What you will bring to the role:
        • Robust coding practices include writing clean well structured code, automated tests, and managing source control.
        • Strive to improve the code base. Deep understanding of why design and architectural decisions are made.
        • Ensuring product features are being delivered effectively as measured by lead time, deployment frequency, change failure percentage, mean time to resolution and number of bugs in production.
        • Experience implementing and using event-driven architectures.
        • Cloud development, preferably AWS
        • Containerisation (Docker and/or Kubernetes would be great)
        • Strong fundamental knowledge of OO and Functional programming paradigms.
        • Lead meetings, clearly communicate technical approach, status, assess and mitigate risk.
        • A collaborative approach to software engineering.
        • Empathy and the willingness to coach and mentor team members.
          About VGW

          VGW has been disrupting the online gaming world since 2010 and we're only getting started. We've assembled an incredibly talented global team who bring their passion, energy and expertise to build games that people love.

          At VGW, we have a modern approach to getting work done and a focus on creating an environment where amazing people can do amazing work. That means giving you the flexibility you need, providing spaces that will keep you comfortable and finding opportunities for you to keep learning and growing.

          Find out more at

          If you want to join a team that does things differently apply today and we look forward to seeing what you can bring to our team.

          Why VGW?

          We are on a huge mission to become the biggest gaming company in the world. As we grow to meet this goal, we need talented people rich in diversity to propel us forward. We truly believe the right mix of diversity and authenticity will be our winning hand.

          We are committed to creating a diverse, engaging and inclusive culture for our people to shine, with a workplace that honours your experiences, perspectives, unique identity and passions. For those reasons, we encourage you to browse our employment opportunities and apply today. Please let us know of any accommodations you may need during the application process.

          Base compensation for this role is $177,000 and benefits include accrued PTO, 9 paid company holidays, 401(k) company matching, health, dental, vision coverages, and the ability to work remotely!

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