Senior Backend Engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

ABOUT US

Challengermode was founded in 2014 with the mission to make esports truly accessible for regular gamers. Today we're building a platform that provides the fundamental online esports infrastructure for all relevant stakeholders within the ecosystem.

With 2.8 billion people worldwide playing computer games and over 220 million people per month watching professional esports tournaments, Challengermode's platform is a place for regular gamers to congregate, practice or compete in esports. Our best-in-class tech automates tournament creation and allows gamers to easily play competitions across any device or console, while enabling community building and monetization at scale for organizers of all kinds.

We are a tight crew with a high average tenure and we're excited to have new people join our quickly growing team.


ROLE DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer that will become a central contributor to the design, development, maintenance, and operation of the web platform’s backend and APIs. You will be working with a talented team of motivated developers, designers, and product managers.

The role involves the development of new and existing features, working on performance and scalability improvements, technical design and architecture, and ongoing training and mentorship of other team members. To meet current and future challenges, we’re always looking for better ways of working, new frameworks to adopt, and value staying on the cutting edge so long as it serves our goals and leads to better user experiences.

The platform has a microservice architecture and is primarily built with web technologies like .NET and React. However, nothing is static, and as tools and frameworks evolve, so do we. Although it’s qualifying to be familiar with these technologies, it's more important that you're not only able to learn but motivated to figure out new and better ways of doing things.


WHO YOU ARE

You have designed systems for large websites and APIs, managed large databases with uptime requirements, and know-how to trade-off immediate impact with long-term consequences.

And most importantly: You would rather use these skills to balance players in tournament brackets, write map-picking algorithms and connect gamers across the world than reformat financial data or sell more products online.

At Challengermode you will receive lots of freedom and you are comfortable turning this freedom and less defined goals into actionable tasks for yourself and others around you.  


RESPONSIBILITIES

The role involves the development of new and existing features, working on performance and scalability improvements, technical design, architecture, and ongoing training and mentorship of your team members. We’re always looking for better ways of working, tactical investments to our tech stack and game-changing initiatives, so part of your job is to help leadership find these opportunities and balance immediate impact with investments for long-term productivity and developer happiness.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Preferably 5+ years of experience working with or around code

  • Strong product sense and a habit to use this to inform technical decisions

  • Experience building web-scale systems and doing live migrations

  • Proven ability to lead without authority and both the ability to convince others and to change your own mind

  • A Computer Science (or equivalent) degree - or the experience to make up for that.


WE OFFER

  • High performance, skilled and goal-oriented colleagues

  • A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Hands-on, freedom-with-responsibility environment

  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied responsibilities and tasks

  • Competitive Salary

  • Ownership in the company (after 6 months employment)

  • Newly refurbished office located in central Stockholm

  • Did we mention that playing computer games is part of the job?


Location: Stockholm

Employment: Full-time

Start: ASAP

For more information or questions please contact us at philip@challengermode.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at
Challengermode AB

Challengermode was founded in 2014 with the mission to make esports truly accessible for regular gamers. Today we're building a platform that provides the fundamental online esports infrastructure for all relevant stakeholders within the ecosystem. With 2.5 billion people world-wide playing computer games and hundreds of millions of people watching professional esports tournaments monthly, Challengermode's platform is becoming the place for regular gamers to congregate, practice or compete in esports. Our best-in-class tech automates complex tournament infrastructure through game integrations and allows gamers to easily play competitions across any device or console, while enabling community building and monetization at scale for organizers of all kinds.

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