Lead Backend Developer

Salary Competitive

Are you a passionate and self-driven person ready to break new ground for what will become the new norm of mobile gaming? We are looking for a seasoned Backend Developer to join our skilled and highly effective team in Helsinki, Finland. We may be open to remote for the right profile.

This is an exciting next step for an experienced backend engineer who is ready to tackle fun and intriguing challenges on the server-side of real-time multiplayer game development. You will play a leading role in developing and maintaining the foundation for a groundbreaking social MMO whilst solving complex problems. We have developed our own backend and you will be working with an interesting tech stack.

You will design solutions based around AWS infrastructure and write high-quality, scalable code mainly in Elixir. You're passionate about functional programming, solid code design, investigating emerging web technologies, and building highly scalable backend services.


  • Be the expert in Elixir

  • Utilize Elixir/OTP and Rust to create great performing distributed game servers

  • Evaluate, implement and maintain features for our MMO backend

  • Work closely with the team on the development roadmap

  • Create and maintain coding standards, code reviews and performance benchmarks

  • Create internal tools and templates for enabling the team to work more efficiently

  • Distribute and share knowledge with the team in an inclusive manner

Our ideal candidate

  • Extensive experience in Elixir

  • Scaling and experience in AWS

  • Experience in Cloud architecture

  • Experience in DevOps

  • Experience in testing and design patterns

  • Extensive architecture experience; understanding and ability to communicate and present it clearly

  • Able to do and communicate tech design

  • Understanding of tech dependencies in the roadmap

  • Able to lead and mentor a team

  • Up to date knowledge of technology

  • Deep interest and expertise in functional programming

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Stays on top of the latest developments in the field

Bonus Points

  • Passion for games

What we offer

  • An interesting and groundbreaking project

  • Passionate, fun & start-up minded colleagues

  • The freedom to take the lead, build the existing team and be integral in scaling a project with a worldwide audience

  • A collaborative, open-minded, and international team

  • Relocation assistance

  • Fair compensation & benefits

  • Creative studio space at the heart of Helsinki

  • Possibilities to develop in your role and skills, be the architect of your own path

  • Due to the exceptional situation in the world, we are in remote work mode. To make your home office as comfortable as possible, we provide all of the needed hardware and software for you to be at your best during these times. We’ve also come up with great ways to stay connected with the team, even when we’re apart.

We cannot wait what you have in store for us!

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

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Working at
Dazzle Rocks

Dazzle Rocks is a games startup based in Helsinki, Finland. We're building a groundbreaking multiplatform social MMO that has never before been seen on the market. The product is a mix between engaging and non-violent gameplay mixed with deeply integrated social experiences. Players explore a vast world with lots of things to do from harvesting to building and creating completely new experiences for others. We have formed a fun-loving, international team from various backgrounds of art and technology and we're looking for likeminded people to join our success story and growth. Our unique and ambitious project offers endless amounts of learning and development possibilities and a cutting edge tech stack to work with. Seamless collaboration and effective communication is at the heart of everything we do. If you're looking to join a fast-moving and growing start up, we just might be the perfect match!

Read more about Dazzle Rocks

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