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Site Reliability Engineer - Backend



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

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Our Story

At Wooga, we are very proud of the diverse, creative and friendly environment we have established and we believe you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry. Each of our Woogas plays an important role in our success as a company and in shaping our culture. We really value our razor-sharp focus on story-driven casual games, excellent craftsmanship, truly collaborative way of working, and the values we strive to live up to every day. We create joyful experiences that awaken our players’ desire to see what happens next. Based in the heart of Berlin, with over 300 employees from around the world, we work together to create high-quality casual games with engaging stories at the core of the experience.

About the role

We are looking for someone with a strong engineering background who enjoys building high-quality products used by millions. As a backend engineer at Wooga, you'll enjoy autonomy in decision-making and ensure smooth system operations. Our team values diverse engineering backgrounds and supports individual learning styles. We prioritize fast learning, mutual support, and adaptability to changing requirements. With expertise in high traffic APIs, distributed systems, and cloud infrastructure: we serve tens of thousands of requests per second and make sure our game teams can count on us to build and run the services they need.

  • Manage, extend and improve our infrastructure together with our infrastructure experts
  • Work mainly with AWS, Kubernetes, and Terraform
  • Support other backend engineers in working with our infrastructure
  • Extend and maintain our CI/CD pipelines and dev tooling
  • Ensure stability and resilience of our infrastructure services
  • Take part in our team on-call rotation every few weeks (after an extensive onboarding period)

About you

  • You have several years of experience as a backend engineer with a focus on infrastructure
  • You are a team player and value collaboration
  • You know your way around complex infrastructure and know how to work with distributed systems
  • You are not afraid to touch code. Our services are written mostly in Elixir but we don’t expect prior knowledge

Great if you know:

  • AWS Services
  • Kubernetes, Containers, Helm
  • Networking
  • Terraform
  • GitOps, CI/CD, FluxCD, Flagger
  • Observability tools (Datadog, OpenTelemetry)
  • Security principles and tools
  • Scripting languages, eg. bash
  • Postgres, Redis, DynamoDB, Aerospike, Apache Kafka
  • Elixir, Erlang, Ruby

Please note: Research has shown that some under-represented groups in the gaming industry (eg: women) tend to apply only if they meet every single requirement. Here at Wooga, the desire to learn and the willingness to solve problems are more important to us than your experience on paper. We encourage you to apply even if you do not think that you tick all the boxes - thinking outside of such boxes and embracing the diversity of mindsets and backgrounds is what we believe makes our teams thrive.

Our Promise

  • Shape the future! Challenge the status quo and team up with a diverse group of experts (over 57 nationalities!) working on crafting the world’s best games.
  • We offer a generous relocation package and home search support if you are not already located in Berlin. Did we mention that we also cooperate with Kindergartens?
  • Make use of a significant education budget and extra days off for self-development. Join our meet-ups, talks, brown bag lunches, internal trainings, workshops and many others.
  • Enjoy the yoga, mindfulness app, sports and transport subsidies. And a Purpose Day to donate your time to a worthy cause!
  • Via our Company KPI bonus all Wooga employees benefit from our games being commercially successful!
  • Did you know that German is the third most commonly taught language worldwide? Learn it too! We offer German language classes for you and your significant other.
  • Our hybrid work model allows you to choose a blend of in-office days and work from home. Choose your own equipment and be set up for success! We also provide you with a work-from-home budget, which you can invest in a well-functioning home office setup. We got your back!

At Wooga we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone who works here or with us, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof) and game preferences. Be yourself, we like you that way!

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