Senior Cloud Services Engineer


Located in Chicago, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles. Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed with a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism. Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading surgeons; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and 3D artists with top surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors performing at the top of their game.

 

What You’ll Be Doing with Us

  • Owning and managing strategy and implementation for the ‘live’ elements of our products, including:  “game server” (leaderboards, achievements, groups/clans, etc.), persistent data storage, single-sign-on, analytics, notifications, attribution, etc.

  • Architecting backend systems

  • Coordinating with multiple departments on backend and analytics engineering needs

  • Managing and maintaining backend tools for mobile games

  • Integrating and configuring 3rd party backend solutions and SDKs

 

Who We Want To Interview

  • 2+ years of experience working with backend tools and cloud services for games (analytics, notifications, etc.)

  • 2+ years of experience with gaming as a service provider, such as Playfab or Gamesparks

  • Strong programming knowledge in C# and JavaScript

  • Experience with Unity or other game engine

  • Knowledge and comfort with analytics tools i.e: Leanplum, DeltaDNA, etc.

  • 3+ years of experience in iOS & Android development

  • Familiarity with AWS

  • Extensive database and remote API experience, including fluency in SQL

 

How We Make You Happy

  • Competitive Salary

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days, and Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, FSA, and 401K plan

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Unlimited Cold Brew Coffee, Beer, and Snacks  

  • Flexible work schedules/relaxed work environment

  • Creating cutting-edge products and hiring great people that make you excited to come to work every day

 

Interested?

Send us your resume and a cover letter telling us why we should pick you for the role. Email us at careers@level-ex.com.