Senior Backend Developer [Remote]
Houston / Engineering / Engineering
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About Pocket Worlds
Our mission is to make the metaverse a reality and our vision is a decentralized virtual world built and owned by its citizens.
We have been working towards this mission for a decade. We are the creators of Highrise, the first virtual world on mobile, which has seen extraordinary growth over the last few years and now boasts over 20 million users across iOS and Android. Every day, the citizens of Highrise come together to hangout, explore, create, collect, and trade digital assets in our metaverse, and this has all flourished despite the constraints of Web 2.0.
This was only the first chapter in our story, and we are on the precipice of making history once again with Web3 and Highrise World.
About This Role
Are you a server-side developer with a keen interest in reliable solutions? Is Python your language? Do you want a challenging role that goes beyond backend development and includes infrastructure and operations problems?
If you answered yes to all of the above, you should join our fast-growing team!
We are looking for an experienced Backend/DevOps Engineer who will focus on backend development in Python and will be working on the reliability, efficiency and scalability of our systems. As a member of our small team, you will have a lot of independence and responsibilities.
This role, along with our entire company, is fully remote.
As Senior Python Developer you will...:
Design and maintain systems that are robust, flexible and performant Be responsible for building complex and take high- scale systems Prototype new gameplay ideas and concepts Develop server tools for game features and live operations Be one of three backend engineers on our small and fast moving team Work alongside our C++, Android, and iOS developers Contribute to ideas and design for new features
To be successful in this role, we'd expect you to…:
Have 5+ years of experience in Python development Be familiar with common database access patterns Have experience with designing systems and monitoring metrics, looking at graphs Have knowledge of AWS, Kubernetes and Docker Be able to work well in a remote development environment Be able to communicate in english at a native speaking and writing level Be responsible to your fellow remote team members Be highly communicative and go out of your way to contribute to the team and help others
Within 3 months, you'll…:
Be able to contribute new features as well as maintain existing code Contribute to the development process with new improvement ideas Assist other team members to work with the backend
Within 6 months, you'll...:
Architect new features on your own Contribute to the direction of Highrise, both in terms of product and technical Come up with large scale refactoring ideas to improve backend cost and performance
Our goal is to define the future of the metaverse with the product we build, and to grow from tens of millions to billions of users in the process.
Join us on this journey and together we will build something incredible.
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