Senior Back-End Software Engineer

Madison, Wisconsin, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Fully remote


PerBlue is looking for our next great Senior Back-End Software Engineer to join our team of experienced developers and game designers. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games are being played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Our team brings together experience from major studios in the videogame and technology industries. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around the United States for an unmatched quality of life and work.

We’ll work together to create amazing experiences for our fans across the world. Developing primarily in C# and Java, you'll work on our back-end platforms to architect and enable our Games-as-a-Service infrastructure. Your quest will be to support our fans in a great gameplay experience while optimizing for the constraints of mobile games. 



You'll be responsible for designing and building backend systems and game features. This includes everything from databases to server logic to network communication to client backend logic and more. You’ll work closely with other developers and designers to meet the demands of the fast paced mobile games industry, leveraging and optimizing AWS services to architect and support highly reliable server systems capable of handling tens of thousands of concurrent users.

You’ll both plan and streamline key pieces of our server-side strategy along with coding elegant and efficient solutions. Our highly scalable systems, used by hundreds of thousands of game players every week, present unique engineering challenges that require creativity, persistence, and an eye for eliminating unnecessary code.  



  • 5+ years hands-on coding experience in Java or C# in working team environment required
  • Experience working with multi-threaded applications
  • Expertise in architecting and optimizing distributed systems
  • Basic network communication understanding


Your Attributes

  • A passion for all things programming with amazing technical skills
  • Self-motivation, self-direction, and strong remote communication skills as this will be a remote-first opportunity
  • Desire and willingness to learn new technology and tools
  • Strong attention to detail and a constant desire to learn new things
  • Be results-oriented and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in a highly collaborative, remote work environment
  • A focus on product and an eye for quality
  • Proactive and able to take ownership of tasks and projects
  • Active participation in PerBlue’s efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse workplace


Other Preferred Skills and Experience

  • AWS RDS/EC2/S3/DynamoDB experience
  • Jenkins/CI/CD experience
  • Docker/other container experience
  • Javascript/HTML experience
  • Prior experience at a game studio (mobile, console, or PC)


If you're thinking that your past experiences don't meet every single one of our requirements and preferences perfectly, please still consider applying for this role. We seek diversity in people, experiences, and perspectives, and we're committed to building a genuine, diverse, and inclusive workplace. If you clicked into this posting and you're excited about this role, you may just be the candidate we're looking for, so go on and apply!  


Compensation and Benefits

We are a Remote First company headquartered in downtown Madison, Wisconsin with team members based around the US. We offer a competitive base salary; incentive bonus structure; 6+ weeks of paid time off; comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; a well-matched 401k; flexible hours; and a variety of other perks including daily lunch delivery.

You'll be part of a passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team that has received several “Best Place to Work” awards by a variety of publications. We are headquartered in the vibrant neighborhood around beautiful downtown Madison.

No agencies, please. This is a pretty good description of this position’s roles and responsibilities but is not a comprehensive job description, so duties and supervisors may change. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.