Senior Backend Engineer

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Senior Backend Engineer

SYBO is growing. We’re releasing new games, building on the massive success of Subway Surfers as the most downloaded game of all time (4 billion downloads and counting!) and continuing to excite and surprise the most important people in the world: Our players!

We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer with a proven track record of designing and implementing scalable backend systems, preferably in Go or similar languages to join our Central Technology team. The team builds tools and core services that are used across all of our games.

We've got new games in the pipeline, and we’re looking for an experienced and passionate engineer to join our team as we embark on these adventures. As a Senior Backend Engineer at SYBO, you will be an integral part of solving the many interesting challenges and responsibilities we face when building very ambitious, top-notch F2P games.

You will be part of a small, agile team focusing on our central technology, collaborating on developing our backend services utilized by all of our games, including working with existing/off-the-shelf solutions.


  • Design and implement scalable, robust, and efficient backend systems and services.
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to develop new game features and services.
  • Conduct thorough code reviews to maintain high code quality and ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Design, deploy, and maintain cloud infrastructure, ensuring high availability and reliability.
  • Take an active part in ensuring our roadmap and architecture aligns with the broader company objectives and vision.

Your start at SYBO

In your first month, you will be taking a deep dive into our tech stack and get an idea of how things are put together. You will also start working on some smaller tasks.

In your first three months, you will start to become more comfortable with our tech stack and work on some of our larger systems like our AB Testing system.

In your first twelve months, you will have mastered our tech stack, become really comfortable and started developing brand new systems and features.


  • Excellent programming skills and a desire to work with Go
  • Experience working Google Cloud or any other cloud provider like AWS or Azure
  • Experience working with databases (preferably both SQL and NoSQL ones)
  • Familiar with using containers and Kubernetes
  • Comfortable in a Linux based environment and its command line tools
  • Keep cool under pressure, when issues pop up in live production environments

Bonus points

  • Experience using Terraform
  • Experience using Google Cloud

About SYBO

We're SYBO, the mobile games studio behind the legendary Subway Surfers, with over 4 billion downloads worldwide! Join our team in the heart of Copenhagen, where creativity flourishes in our new, state-of-the-art studio.

If you join us, you'll have the opportunity to dive into exciting and creative projects alongside a diverse group of like-minded colleagues from over 40 countries across the globe.

We truly believe you perform your best, when you have the equipment you need - and our IT team is always on hand to ensure you have access to the latest tools and gear, enabling you to be at your best - even remotely with a home-office budget!
We also pride ourselves in taking care of your well-being, offering a delicious lunch buffet, a variety of healthy snacks, and regular social events to keep the energy flowing.

Not in Copenhagen? Not a problem! We have in-house relocation specialists who will help you relocate, and feel right at home in Copenhagen and at SYBO!


SYBO is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Skill development
Skill development

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Near public transit
Near public transit

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

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Working at
Sybo Games

Sybo Games is a brand and innovation house that turns ideas into captivating and clear-cut games and spin-offs for mobile devices. They are most famous for their global game hit Subway Surfers. Working with a flat structure, every individual at Sybo Games is an expert within their domain. Every production method is kept agile: fail fast and then make things function. Because of regular team meetings, working hours are mandatory between 10-16, but you can come earlier or stay later within the controlled flexibility of the schedule. Sybo Games have monthly Friday bars and movie nights where they feature both awarded and more unorthodox B-films. The social scene is extensive and besides the obvious interest in gaming it also offers Artistic Nights with a creative focus as well as a running club.

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