Sr. Backend Engineer

Technology · Toronto , Ontario
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Established in 2017 by President & CEO, Daniel Kajouie, WGames is a well-funded, social gaming company that operates in the heart of Downtown Toronto.  WGAMES is equipped with unsurpassed facilities and world-class talent in art, design and software development paired with a seasoned leadership team in the mobile and social gaming industry.  We are seeking an experienced and talented Sr. Backend Engineer.



  • Be part of the core team tasked to build a new platform for event driven backend services using a distributed stateful streams approach based on Kafka.
  • Assist in migrating our infrastructure to Kubernetes.
  • Help build a high load, low latency production system.
  • The system must support a data-intensive mobile application that supports a unique personalized experience for each user in real-time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar experience in the industry

  • 7+ years of back-end development with server-side languages such as Elixir/Erlang, Go, Ruby, Scala or Java

  • 3+ year of Cloud platform experience (AWS or GCP)

  • Strong Linux/Unix skills

  • Fundamental knowledge of networking, operating systems, language design and distributed systems

  • Experience with troubleshooting and performance optimization (performance metrics, flame graphs, distributed tracing)

  • Working knowledge about CI / CD and infrastructure as a code approach

  • Willingness to learn Elixir a must

  • Strong English oral and written communication skills 

  • A fast learner with the ability to self motivate and self manage. 

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience with Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch or any similar distributed data storage / messaging systems.
  • Experience using Elixir in a production environment.
  • Experience using Kubernetes in a production environment.

Company Perks:

  • Personalized meals: Enjoy your breakfast and lunch own personalized meals from our in-house Nutritionist & Chefs.  We also have an endless supply of snacks and drinks;

  • Health benefits: Health fully covers our employees, dental and vision care.  We have an excellent benefits package and have you covered from day one;

  • Video games: Whether having lunch or on a break, we have a designated gaming lounge to keep you entertained;

  • Social events: We celebrate almost everything here. Whether it’s your birthday or a holiday, we like to take every opportunity to have some fun and socialize amongst our team;

  • Fitness membership and many more perks.

  • The company provides financial and legal support in relocating, work permit.


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