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Facebook Senior Backend Services Engineer - Ready at Dawn in Des Moines, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


We are looking for a Senior Backend Services Engineer to join Ready at Dawn in creating high profile original titles across multiple platforms.Senior Backend Services Engineer build our networking infrastructure to keep our players connected. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining in-house matchmaking, server management, server scaling, among other utilities. You will collaborate with the game teams to develop new services and extend existing ones. An ideal candidate is someone who can find creative solutions to challenging problems, and who also has experience with building services needed by multiplayer games.

Required Skills:

  1. Maintain and extend Ready at Dawn’s backend services for live games

  2. Assist with migrating Ready at Dawn’s game services into Facebook’s infrastructure

  3. Build new backend systems for upcoming gameplay features

  4. Support gameplay and design teams in adding analytics dashboards for new features

  5. Build internal tools for live support and backend content management

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience in developing backend services for games

  2. Experienced with C/C++

  3. Experienced with backend security, scalability, and database design paradigms

  4. Experienced balancing technical, aesthetic, problem solving, and communication

  5. Experienced filtering diverse feedback from artists, designers, and programmers and propose effective solutions

  6. With broad knowledge of games and game development

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Shipped AAA titles

  2. Experience with Rust

  3. Experience with Python

  4. Experience with Go

  5. Knowledge of DevOps deployment tools (Terraform, etc.)

  6. Frontend web/JS framework knowledge (Angular, React, etc.)

  7. Experience with cloud providers (AWS, Azure, etc.)

  8. Experience working with distributed computing platforms

  9. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at