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Backend Lead (Unannounced Project)

Job Overview

Does the challenge of working on a new AAA unannounced project excite you? Here at DPS Games you can do exactly that. We are based in Guildford, self-publishing our own title, and are fully funded by Wargaming, one of the biggest publishers of FTP games in the world.

Our studio leadership are industry veterans, and we believe we’re building a great studio culture in the best studio space in Guildford. If you think you have the talent to join a world class team, we’d love you to join us!

The role will be focused on maintaining a high quality backend of a free-to-play Unreal Engine based game. This will involve working closely with all disciplines and leading the Backend team to identify, design, implement and maintain the scalable backend services capable of supporting millions of players

Reports to

You will report to the Technical Director

What will you do?

  • Manage the backend Team including Mentoring, training and Recruitment
  • Perform duties as the Hiring Manager
  • Have input into code tests for engineering roles
  • Career Development of the team including, 1-2-1s, Performance assessment, ensuring the team follows tech procedures and ensuring Backend documentation is well written and maintained
  • Input on Technical design
  • Work closely with other Team Leads

What are we looking for?

  • A background building complex service architectures in a senior or principle capacity
  • Extensive programming experience in the game industry.
  • Very experienced in fast paced, changing environments 
  • Commercial backend experience
  • Gives technical input to producer on prioritisation of product backlog
  • Working with outsourcing partners in the gaming industry
  • Strong knowledge of scalable systems 
  • SQL, document and key-value databases
  • Great verbal and written communication skills in English

What additional skills will help you stand out?

  • Experience of Unreal Engine
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience integrating third-party providers for authentication, voice chat, etc
  • Practical understanding of game-domain specific concepts such as matchmaking
  • Experience working with highly distributed teams
  • Experience operating a live free-to-play game service


Benefits and perks are tailored to the local market and culture. Our benefits in Guildford include:

  • 5 weeks of Annual Leave per calendar year
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Onsite canteen (with an endless supply of snacks and beverages)
  • Video game areas, Warhammer painting station, a bespoke D&D table, Adjustable height desks
  • Wellbeing perks (Mental Health Days, Dedicated Well-being room, Team of Mental Heath First Aiders, Professional counseling)
  • Health Insurance (including family coverage), Life Insurance, Pension contribution
  • Career development and education opportunities within the company
  • Employee discounts
  • Personal Gaming Account 
  • Company events 
  • Seniority Awards 
  • Referral program - you can recommend the best talents to the Company and receive a reward 
  • Working in one of the main European hubs for game development
  • Startup within a company with 25 years of experience on the market
  • To learn more about our studio in Guildford, follow this link: https://dpsgames.com/studio

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