Backend Developer - Python


Company Highlights

  • 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.


Why Ready?

  • 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]”

  • 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!


Ready Backgrounder

Since 2016, Ready has been revolutionizing the mobile gaming industry for Players (The Ready Games, ) and Makers (Ready Maker, ); users growing daily, currently over 1.6 million combined users!

The Ready Games is venture backed, with over $8m in financing. You can read about The Ready Games in Venture Beat and Product Hunt.

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


David Bennahum