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Server Engineer

· Lisbon, Portugal


What will you be doing at Miniclip?

  • Be able to organise around weekly established priorities (in a Kanban-like process) with a capacity to shift them whenever required
  • Be able to design systems in close collaboration with teams from multiple backgrounds (site reliability, operations, data science, frontend, ...)
  • Be able to work with (and adapt into the company, where not already present) good practices from the software development field
  • Be able to properly test and document software (existing or new)
  • Be able to closely follow established processes in an opinionated manner, helping to improve them where they require it
  • Be able to troubleshoot live issues as well as give support to other teams regarding use of team-developed software stacks
  • Be willing to learn new practices, and embrace new challenges and processes

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have the following profile:

  • Mid-senior- level software developer
  • 5+ years of development experience, namely with Golang or similar languages in a Linux/macOS environment
  • Golang, and/or Python are desirable; JavaScript and shell scripting are also desirable
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Good knowledge of software architecture and design
  • Prior experience with large scale cloud-based AWS computing or other large-scale Cloud Providers
  • Drive for observability and improvement of existing alarms for maximum system robustness
  • Basic knowledge of source control versioning (Git knowledge is desirable)
  • Understanding of a full backend software lifecycle, including planning, analysis and design, implementation, testing, deployment, and operations
  • Prior experience with CI/CD systems (Atlassian Bamboo or Jenkins is desirable, but not essential)
  • Ability to cope with different opinions in different contexts that shift very rapidly

About Miniclip

Miniclip is a global leader in digital games with a mission of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. The Company develops, publishes, and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of over 400 million monthly active users across mobile, social and online platforms. They operate in 10 countries, with a global workforce of over 1000 people across 16 locations. 

Founded in 2001, the Company has successfully grown a huge global audience in over 195 countries and across six continents. Miniclip has a unique understanding of the digital games space and has developed a strong portfolio of over 60 high-quality mobile games, extensive worldwide distribution, and an internationally recognised brand name. To date, Miniclip's digital games, which also include the franchises 8 Ball Pool™, Subway Surfers™, Golf Battle™, Football Strike™, Carrom Pool™, and™ have generated more than 7 billion downloads. Miniclip has more than 70 million daily active players reaching people across the world in the pursuit of ‘unleashing the gamer in everyone’. 

In the past three years, as part of their ambitious growth plans, Miniclip have been delighted to welcome the teams from Playsport (famous for Motorsport Manager), Yakuto (creators of Darts of Fury), Masomo (home of Head Ball 2), Ilyon (designers of Bubble Shooter), Eight Pixels Square (Sniper Strike) operating as Miniclip Derby, Gamebasics (creators of OSM Online Soccer Manager) now operating as Miniclip Netherlands, Green Horse Games (home of Football Rivals), Supersonic Software Ltd., trading as (the team behind the highly successful Puzzle Page and Picture Cross), and most recently Sybo (famous for Subway Surfers). 
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