Principal Backend Engineer
LucasArts - San Francisco, CA

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LucasArts is building a large scale online services and infrastructure to support a new way of connected online gaming that is going to revolutionize the industry. This position is one of the most senior positions and plays a critical part in the success of the online group at LucasArts.
  • Reviews, designs and oversees the implementation and iteration of scalable, highly available, and critical backend services.
  • Reviews and helps implementing the overall system architecture for LucasArts online.
  • Participates in setting up technical roadmap.
  • Provides input to the products roadmap, including milestones schedules and deliverables.
  • Maintains and communicates technical risks across the group.
  • Collects and analyzes metrics from online services.
  • Mentors and coaches engineers.
  • Follows the industry trends in the online world.
  • Must be able to understand and perform any technical tasks within the team.
    • Requirements

      • BS or BA degree in Computer Science or related field. Masters Degree a plus.
      • 5 to 8 years developing online services that is secure, scalable and highly available.
      • Fluent in Java or other object oriented language. Knowledge in functional programming is a big asset.
      • Extensive experience with web services protocols.
      • Strong knowledge and extensive experience in online technologies, including distributed systems, security, networking protocols, and cloud technologies.
      • Extensive experience with secure scalable system architectures and deployments.
      • Deep understanding of J2EE, relational and NoSQL database.
      • Experience with distributed systems such as Hadoop, etc
      • Experience with caching solutions such as Oracle Coherence, Memcached
      • Experience with AWS or other cloud service provider.
      • Experience with first party (Microsoft and Sony) certification.