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Senior Server Engineer

  • London

Welcome to Rovio!

We are looking for a Senior Server Engineer to join our newly-formed MMO Studio in London, UK.

Rovio’s London studio is the latest addition to the Rovio family and this is a great chance to be part of creating a culture and a game from a totally fresh start. Here in London, we have a fantastic creative and commercial brief and the enthusiastic backing of one of the undisputed global leaders of mobile F2P gaming. And true to Rovio’s Nordic heritage, we are committed to providing a real work/life balance and excellent opportunities for learning and personal development.

This is an extremely important role in the studio, working alongside the Technical Director to develop and deliver an MMO backend at huge scale. While we are more than happy to help diverse candidates make the step up, for this role we require a candidate with commercial experience of implementing, launching and running massively scalable, real-time, backend services. Game industry experience is definitely a plus, but it is not a requirement.

But more than anything, we want someone who wants to develop and grow as a big part of a great, diverse team and help create a fantastic culture that makes amazing mobile F2P games.

You'll fit in our flock if you want to:

  • Create a wonderful product with a great team
  • Achieve both creative and commercial success in mobile F2P
  • Devise a system that meets the technical, creative and commercial aims of the team
  • Make creating a fantastic culture a part of your job

Work with great people

Peter Urbanics
Game Designer
"It's great to work with a bunch of professional and extremely talented people"
Kalle Sylvänne
Controller, Consumer Products
"The company parties are a given, they're always a blast"
Simon Rozner
Senior Game Designer
"The best, when the team pulls in the same direction and we are one lean mean dev machine!"
Annica Strand
"It’s working in controlled chaos, it never gets boring, haha!"

Skills & Requirements

You’ll need these skills:

  • Proficient in C++ and/or C# and low-level networking
  • Deployed services to AWS or Google Cloud Platform
  • Strong experience with DevOps and microservices
  • Developed services at scale with an emphasis on security and reliability
  • Fluent English

We’d love you to have these feathers in your cap:

  • Experience working on massively-multiplayer online games or similar
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience of TDD
  • Experience working on games for mobile platforms
  • Equal parts ambitious and humble
  • Open to feedback and eager to learn and apply new skills
  • Collaborative and consensus-driven approach

We want the best team, not necessarily the best individuals, so we’re looking for team members who want to work on problems worth solving. If you’re wondering if you should apply or not, we hope you do.

Send your application over now - we look forward to hearing from you!

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Support for families

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

About the company

Rovio is on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, animation, licensing and other businesses. A Finnish company, Rovio employs more than 400 professionals at offices in Espoo, Finland as well as North America, China, Sweden, and the UK. We are constantly working on new stuff, both within the Angry Birds universe and many, many miles outside of it.

Mark Sorrell | Hiring Manager

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