Game Server Engineer

at TapBlaze (View all jobs)
Los Angeles, CA

Here at TapBlaze, we work hard to make great, creative games that players will remember for decades. We are looking for an experienced backend engineer to help us scale our current game service backend. Our game "Good Pizza, Great Pizza" has reached over 300 million downloads and 2 million DAU, which has been taxing our game servers and backend operations. We are developing more online features and the backend needs to be further developed/optimized to handle player connections/requests.

You will work on all aspects of the game backend, from designing protocols to writing game logic to deploying and monitoring the servers. Building systems with security and scalability in mind is a must.


  • Maintain and extend game's current async backend.
  • Build new backend systems for upcoming gameplay features.
  • Design and develop backend API and software for platform services.
  • Build internal tools for live support and backend content management.
  • Able to scale MySQL and servers to handle 250,000+ users/min.


  • 3+ years of experience in developing backend services.
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL and Amazon AWS; experience with C/C++ or Rust is a plus.
  • Experience with backend security, scalability, and database design paradigms.
  • Attention to details, please mention "beauty is in the details" in your application.


  • Improve the experience for millions of players
  • Work with a passionate and driven team

About TapBlaze: Started in 2012, we are a self-funded, profitable mobile gaming company based in Los Angeles, CA. Our 10+ titles have been played by over 350 million players. We are aggressively creating new entertainment experiences and looking for liked-minded individuals to help turn ideas into reality.

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