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Backend Engineer

Portland, OR, USA Req #137
Tuesday, June 11, 2024


We dream about exceptional design and experiences. Interactions that are so intuitive, motions so smooth, that you couldn’t imagine them any other way. When we don’t find these experiences in the world, we set out to build them. And that’s why we keep making more.


We are committed to exacting quality in everything we do, and we approach our work in a unique way by carefully and thoughtfully addressing the core of the challenge. We believe beautiful design is worth the cost and trust our team to find the best solutions to difficult problems. We are a product company that makes profits, not the other way around. Brainium exists because of our customers, and our customers choose us because we make great products.


We don’t crunch and we aren't "rock stars" or "ninjas". We work carefully as a team to make great bug-free software. If this sounds like something you are interested in, we’d love to pick your brain.

About You


You are an adept Backend Engineer who knows how to create secure and performant servers that can scale up seamlessly. You are experienced at working in a small team environment to identify and implement new infrastructure to support a large user base. Implementing, refactoring, and maintaining reliable systems that support a smooth and reliable play experience for millions of players worldwide truly excites you. You bring experience, perspective, and a collaborative attitude to how your role can help us continue our growth.


About the Job

The future of our games depends on our ability to deliver tailored experiences to our players, and that’s where you come in! We need a Backend Engineer to join our team and help us build and extend backend features. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with our front end app engineers to design and maintain efficient and reliable APIs for player data and online interaction

  • Building distributed, secure, failure tolerant systems to support player accounts, leaderboards, and external tool integrations

  • Implementing backend services in an iterative manner; learning from successes and setbacks 

  • Swiftly diagnosing and fixing high priority issues, like persisting user data between devices and platforms

  • Writing functional, maintainable, self-documenting code

  • Integrating with 3rd party and in-house tools to connect players to the best experience across our catalog

  • Working with various technologies: Azure cloud services (Application Insights, CosmosDB, Kubernetes Service, etc.), Load Balancing, Containerization, Linux/Bash




  • 3+ years of experience with C# and .NET for the development of web applications

  • Experience with micro services architecture and related design patterns

  • Experience working with scaled data systems and document databases (e.g. Azure CosmosDB, Redis DB, etc.)

  • Familiarity with one or more SQL dialects and the principles of relational databases

  • Strong understanding of containerization and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • Proficiency with Git and related version control and collaboration tools (e.g. GitHub)

  • Experience working in shared code repositories with multiple contributors

  • Experience working to support multiple teams and tracking/updating progress through project management tools (e.g. Asana, Jira, etc.)

  • Nice to have: experience with Google Cloud, AWS

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% health benefit premiums for you and your dependents

  • 401K match and Restricted stock units

  • Working in a cutting-edge, ever-evolving industry alongside a team of very nice, incredibly talented people

  • Flexible schedules and an awesome pet-friendly office in Portland’s Pearl District

  • Lots of snacks, weekly lunches, and as much cold brew/kombucha/sparkling water as you can drink

  • Legitimate respect for work/life balance (seriously…we don’t do 60-hour weeks or crunch time)

  • A whole host of other awesome benefits to make sure you’re taken care of and feel valued



PLAYSTUDIOS is the developer and operator of award-winning free-to-play casual games for mobile and social platforms. The company’s collection of original and published titles is powered by its groundbreaking playAWARDS loyalty marketing platform, which enables players to earn real-world rewards from a portfolio of global entertainment, retail, technology, travel, leisure, and gaming brands across 17 countries and four continents. Founded by a team of veteran gaming, hospitality, and technology entrepreneurs, PLAYSTUDIOS brings together beautifully designed mobile gaming content with an innovative loyalty platform in order to provide its players with an unequaled entertainment experience and its partners with actionable business insights. To learn more about PLAYSTUDIOS, visit

PLAYSTUDIOS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular