HitPoint is an award-winning game development company located in beautiful Western Massachusetts. Specializing in a wide range of cutting-edge development genres and platforms including social, mobile, and downloadable games, HitPoint has ongoing partnerships with many major publishers including Microsoft, BigFish Games, Glu Mobile and WildTangent and has developed major brand game campaigns for mass market brands including Coke, McDonald’s, Axe Body Spray, and many others.
Our work culture emphasizes open communication and creativity from all members of our team — if you’ve got a great idea, we want to hear about it. We have an on-site team of over 40 people, all of us gamers, all of us excited to come into work every day. If you’ve got the drive and talent to excel in your games-related career, get in touch. We can help bring you to the next level.
Respond via email (hit @ hitpointstudios.com or other if specified) with a resume and/or portfolio, as well as links to your work. Take some time to tell us a bit about yourself. We’d love to see some examples of relevant work you’ve done for products, games, software, and the like, as well as some examples of code you’ve written.
HitPoint Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We offer full-time employees competitive compensation, health and dental coverage, employee stock options, and a 401(k) plan with employer matching.
Game Server Engineer
HitPoint Inc. is looking for an experienced engineer to help architect, implement, and maintain backend services for several of our social casual games on Facebook and mobile platforms.
-BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent degree
-2 or more years of professional experience with server programming and maintenance
-Significant experience with OS/Server administration in Linux/Ubuntu, Mac OSX, and Windows
-Experience with source control systems, especially Git and SVN
-Excellent communication skills and experience working on small to moderately sized engineering teams
-A self-motivated and conscientious work ethic, and a high bar for quality of work
-Significant experience with database technologies, especially MongoDB, SQL Server, and Hibernate
-Significant experience with web services, especially Tomcat, PHP, Java EE, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails
–Experience with cloud hosted server solutions, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS)
-Experience with live service monitoring, especially via AWS CloudWatch
-Experience with existing tools for load testing and AWS auto-scaling
-Experience with build automation software, especially Hudson/Jenkins and AWS OpsWorks
–Experience with build scripting, especially using Ant, Maven, and Rake
-Experience with game programming, especially in Unity and Flash/ActionScript
This position is full-time, but has a 3 month trial period. Benefits include 401k, health and dental, paid time off, flex holidays and more. Salary will be determined based on experience and references.
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org