Backend Developer - Python
The Ready Games app delivers three new original mini game eSports tournaments weekly to a passionate audience of casual mobile gamers, where people compete for cash prizes.
Our in-house studio is the world’s most prolific, having produced over 200 original mini mobile games in the last 12 months alone!
We leverage our proprietary technology to design, build, and deploy original games to mobile without any forced app updates- delivering the equivalent of a “Netflix for gaming” experience on mobile.
Ready takes a “Saturday Night Live” approach to gaming- grooving on pop culture with topical, timely, and irreverent game themes before anyone else can.
The company is venture-backed with an $8m war-chest to build the world’s leading platform for casual mobile eSports.
About the Position
The Ready Games is looking for a Backend Developer specialized in Python who is resourceful, creative, who has a passion for turning complex problems into simple, elegant solutions and lives for competitive gaming!
What you’ll do
Maintain and architect Ready’s backend code and infrastructure
Hands on proficiency and "expert knowledge" of backend development using Python
Contribute with ideas and solutions to create new features & experiences and improve existing ones
Write high-quality code that supports existing and future functionality of the product
Help shape and evolve the Ready production API and optimize deployment
Build mission critical processes to monitor, optimize and improve reaction time for unexpected emergencies, such as unplanned downtime
Deepen your engineering skills and experience on the front lines of Mobile Gaming
Work with an experienced team of technologists
Work with cross-functioning teams in different locations
What you’ll need
Extensive practical experience using Python for backend web development and experience with Tornado Framework ( or any other async framework for Python (asyncio, Twisted, etc)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; computer science or math background preferred
Extensive experience with the following stack components: MongoDB, Amazon Web Services (S3, EC2), Chef / Vagrant, OpsWorks, GitHub.
Experience engineering highly concurrent web applications that operate at scale.
Experience designing RESTful APIs.
Comfortable with agile methods (Jira, scrum) and remote management (Slack, Github).
Conservative engineering attitude creating long-term solutions: Prefer small incremental steps, assuming everything that could go wrong, will go wrong, to ensure the product can evolve in the right way.
Understanding of backend architecture (from infrastructure to API design to data models)
Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tasks
Strong QA organization and execution
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
Knowledge of the mobile gaming industry an asset
Experience working within a startup / remote culture an asset
What you’ll get
The opportunity to join the leading competitive mobile platform in one of the fastest growing industries - eSports
Great benefits/vacation/personal time plan
Work remotely and/or Montreal modern co-working space
Flexible live-work schedule
International environment offering daily contact with team members from other countries & cultures
Opportunity of leveraging your skills and future advancement opportunities.
Revolutionizing the Gaming space - Players & Makers
At the forefront of eSports for everyone
Work with talented enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about gaming and are industry pioneers
Have the ability to put your skills to the test in a fast growing start-up
The opportunity to have a flexible live-work schedule and work at home/ anywhere you are the most happiest and productive
How to apply
Send us your resume/LinkedIN profile and cover letter explaining your qualifications to “ christina [at] getready.io”
Share with us links to your Github / Bitbucket or equivalent so we can see some of your work.
Share with us any games you have in the wild!
Since 2016, Ready has been revolutionizing the mobile gaming industry for Players (The Ready Games, thereadygames.com ) and Makers (Ready Maker, getready.io ); users growing daily, currently over 1.6 million combined users!
The Ready Games
What - The world’s leading platform for competitive mobile gaming
When - A new game drops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm Eastern Time
How - Players have unlimited practice runs , but only one chance to compete for the prize
Win - The pot is split among the top 20% of players.
Download and learn more about The Ready Games HERE