Sr. Back End Engineer-Sunnyvale, CA- Long-Term Contract (Ed-Tech)

Senior Back-End Software Engineer will include developing the server-side software for our cloud platform – working with proprietary as well as industry-standard APIs to interface with web pages, mobile apps, and other systems.   Additional duties will include developing internal tools, conducting technical research projects, and supporting partners and internal stakeholders as required.    

Responsibilities

  • Write a lot of code, adding innovative features to our cloud services
  • Participate in designing overall architecture and individual features
  • Extend and improve our existing software
  • Debug issues and fix bugs
  • Improve and extend product documentation
  • Ability to participate in video conference based meetings with teams in other locations, including the US, China, and India
  • Work collaboratively with other arms of the engineering team that are sometimes co-located in other countries
  • Work with technical and non-technical stakeholders to develop product requirements and innovative solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field and relevant experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong software development skills such as:
  • knowledge of debugging and problem solving methodology, particularly as reported against Production software
  • experience with the design and development life-cycle
  • writing and maintaining your own unit tests
  • experience with a source control system, such as git/bitbucket
  • experience with an issue tracking system, such as JIRA
  • Strong experience in many of the following areas:
  • The server part of client-server programming
  • Programming languages and frameworks: Javascript and NodeJS
  • Scripting languages: Python, Shell
  • Modern, object-oriented programming languages: Java, Scala, Ruby
  • UNIX systems and development
  • Relational databases such as Postgres, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra
  • REST-compliant APIs
  • Cloud platform expertise: AWS, AliCloud
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Likes to work collaboratively
  • Self-starter
  • Positive, can-do attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on a Production (24×7) environment
  • Experience with distributed programs or micro-services
  • Experience with highly-available and scalable systems
  • Previous start-up experience.  Educational experience would be a plus.
  • Have worked on shipping product
  • Additional skills that add value to our company (technical or domain)
  • A passion for our product space and a desire to improve the lives of others

Pay Rate-$90/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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Technical Program Coordinator-Contract-Los Gatos, Ca

We need a skilled Technical Program Coordinator who is passionate about DevEd and interested in both engaging across the company, and bringing in ideas from outside.

We’re leaning into the “T” (Technical) for this role. By technical, we mean that the ideal candidate has strong CS fundamentals, is intensely curious about the technology, and grows technical expertise over time. Our expectation is that a person in this role will contribute to setting and executing our DevEd program, collaborating alongside other engineers, and integration systems critical to our programs success.

Responsibilities

  • Programmatic efficiencies through scripting and automation
  • Scheduling logistics and coordination of event sessions
  • Vendor communication
  • Contract management
  • Inventory management
  • Database management
  • User analysis and requirements writing
  • User Guides and Documentation
Skills:

Technical Skills

  • Basic Python
  • Apps script
  • HTML/CSS
  • Database management
  • Sketch

Recommended Experience

  • 5+ years experience coordinating cross-functional technical programs
  • Python programming experience

Pay-Up to $95/hr.

Please send resumes to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Marketing Manager-Contract-Redwood City, Ca-Gaming Giant!

Responsibilities:

  • Outline all the creative asset needs for the PBM campaigns; including messaging and specs
  • Project Manage Agency and internal Games Creative Teams to deliver assets for paid media campaigns on time
  • Lead weekly Mobile Check-Ins.
  • Setup easy media trafficking system for PBM team to pull assets for Media Campaigns
  • Document the process & show the organization systems created on game for future PBM campaigns

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to diplomatically manage teams and need to be great at managing up!
  • Ability to recommend a clear path forward & rally teams behind a single goal (reduce the churn on this project)
  • Needs a good understanding of Production in order to oversee asset creation in partnership with games teams
  • Eye for detail, so the high volume of assets that are created are all up to quality
  • Highly organized and good with volume
  • Prefer someone with PBM experience on a mobile game

 

Duration: 6-12 months

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

 

 

Back-end Engineer (Lead)- SF Bay Area-Mobile Gaming!

Job Description:
We’re looking for a Lead Server/Backend engineer who will help us to build out and run a sophisticated, heavily automated game backend service running in the cloud. This person will also experiment and innovate with new technologies to constantly improve our efficiency, scalability, and reliability while also being exposed to DevOps in the process.
You will:
·       Be a key member of the cloud engineering team that implements and runs high performance and highly available services that support our portfolio of games
·       Further optimize the efficiency and availability of our cloud services
·       Implement/integrate automation and monitoring components in our cloud services
·       Own the full engineering life-cycle of projects including; requirements design, technical design, task estimation, implementation, testing, debugging, and deployment
·       Effectively and frequently communicates with team members to ensure rapid iteration and highly efficient development
Minimum Requirements:
·       6+ years of software development experience
·       3+ years professional experience with API design and development
·       Experience with production deployments using AWS or Google Cloud Platform (We use GCP)
·       Expertise with server side development in one of the major languages
·       Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services
·       Strong Familiarity with Linux environments and comfortable administering servers
·  Experience building robust backend infrastructure on mobile video games
Nice to haves:
·       Experience with containers and its related technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
·       Experience with Jenkins or other build tools
·       Experience with schema design in high load environments
·       Working experience in a live service mobile game or other web service
·       Java and Spring Framework experience
Salary: DOE
Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net
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