Software Engineer - Ruby
Kabam - San Francisco, CA

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Kabam is revolutionizing the videogame industry by improving how gamers access and pay for their entertainment. Based in San Francisco with offices in Austin, Beijing, Luxembourg and Vancouver, Kabam is the #1 company developing core games for mobile devices, the Web and social networks. Kabam delivers deep crafted experiences for gamers who love competition, strategy, role-playing-games and social gameplay.

Are you a creative self-starter who is passionate about games? We want to meet you!

Kabam is searching for a Mid to Senior level Ruby Engineer to join one of our many game studio teams.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Team:
You would be joining a studio responsible for the design, development and deployment of Massively Multiplayer Back-End game code. Our team is optimized for speed so that code can be written and released quickly without sacrificing quality. When we have meetings, they are quick and to-the-point with the majority of communication happening directly between the producers, artists, and engineers who are working on individual features. The features that people work on are balanced between business needs and personal interest, and pragmatism will always win over ideology. You get to know your teammates very well over time, and we are a close-knit group with frequent happy hours and outings.

Day to day:
We are extremely light on process. Work hours are flexible, but most people are in around 9 and out by 6. Engineers usually have one long-term or large scale feature paired with several smaller tasks so that they can work without getting bottlenecked. People are seated close to the people who they will be working most closely with for ease of communication. You can expect to work on fixing bugs or adding features, collaborating with co-workers on difficult problems, and working with the producers to find the right balance between product goals and technical/engineering goals. The challenge to you is balancing moving quickly on new features with maintaining game stability and patching bugs as quickly as possible.

Career Progression:
This is a Mid-level or Senior level position at Kabam (dependent on the candidate experience). The right candidate who continues learning, contributing, and innovating would find a great career path into a Senior Software Engineer role with much more control over the code, projects, and creative direction or into a Lead Software Engineer role with control over product design and development.

Benefits:
Full Health, Dental, and Vision; 401k matching; daily catered lunches; tons of snacks, drinks, etc.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
Requirements:
Extensive web application development experience with Ruby plus any of the following: , python, javascript, perl, java or scala

Favors pragmatism over dogma

Database experience (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server)

Accustomed to agile workflow

Work on-site in San Francisco. This position has no remote work option

Desirable, but not required:
Experience with ruby/rails

Experience with scale

Experience with redis

Open source contributions

TDD experience

Javascript experience

Pair programming experience

Experience scaling web services

Relocation:
We are willing to assist with relocation for the right candidate.

When asked, What is the one thing you wished a Kabam employee would have told you before you started working here, current Team members responded:

“Being able to pick up and learn our stack is more important than being an expert in every technology we use.”

“On days where we get catering from local restaurants head up early or the line gets huge. Also, there are more kinds of snacks on the 6th floor.”

Kabam is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
**Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S**

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