Engineering

Lead Backend Engineer

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

ENGINEERING AT EPIC

WHAT WE DO

Driving the plug-in power behind Unreal Engine 4. We bridge connections for licensees and our own internal game teams to online services. This allows games like Fortnite to utilize a combination of platform online services as well as Epic’s own online services to build cross-platform online features. Login, parties, voice chat, matchmaking, purchasing, cloud storage, and analytics are just a few examples of online features that our Online Game Services team helps games utilize.

LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR? YOU CAN BE EPIC.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Epic Games is growing and is seeking a Lead Backend Engineer to join our team. This role will drive the technical vision for our digital distribution features, including platform-level offerings and online services for content installation and management. These content distribution features power our products, such as Fortnite, Unreal Engine, the Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services.  We’ll also be expanding our platform to support third-party integrations, and this opportunity is to help us build, extend, and operate these services at a global scale.  

The Lead Backend Engineer will support a team of experienced software engineers to create and maintain features that will delight our players and customers. A successful candidate will be able to work across multi-disciplinary teams to achieve their goals. Epic Games’ Online Services organization is a collaborative environment and a successful candidate will help to foster an open, supportive culture in which everyone can be successful and their authentic self.  

 

In this role you will:

  • Team Management - understanding strengths and opportunities for growth, surfacing opportunities for development
  • Lead team in creating and operating online systems and solutions spanning backend services, web apps, SDKs, and redistributable tools
  • Oversee technical designs and implementation of robust, highly scalable online solutions
  • Definition, delivery and ongoing improvement of SLAs for online services environment - system health and monitoring, reporting and response, on-call resolution
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish clear priorities and define expectations which translate to a scope of work that the team can effectively deliver on
  • Ongoing, transparent communication with a focus on fostering trust with internal stakeholders and external partners

What we're looking for:

  • 7+ years software engineering industry experience developing online systems
  • 2+ years of experience in an engineering management role
  • Proven track record of guiding and developing teams to deliver online solutions at scale, leveraging industry best practices and standards
  • Proven track record of guiding a team on operational excellence for online services, including system health,  monitoring and troubleshooting, and incident response
  • Understanding of networking, and best practices for architecture of distributed online systems
  • Ability to manage a team roadmap and update stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a project
  • Familiarity with design and operation of JVM-based services (Java, Kotlin, Scala)
  • Experience with AWS, content delivery networks (Akamai, AWS CloudFront) a plus

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents.  We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k, and profit-sharing.

All Epic employees can enjoy drinks, snacks, and lunches every day, free of charge in studios - and we offer plenty of annual celebrations for employees and family members to show the love for our people.  Additionally, each year, we celebrate the Epic family with company-wide paid breaks, generous paid time off, and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical - we think our people are pretty awesome!



ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 3,000+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.