Software Engineer - PHP



Brief Description:

The Back-end Developer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and ownership of many features on and our platform services. You will work closely with the product and engineering leadership to define, scope, and build features for our game platform that will be scaled to millions of users. Description As a leader in the free-to-play core social games arena, Kabam is a key player in transforming the traditional gaming industry. We have a successful track record of creating high quality, massively multiplayer social games that delight and engage core gamers. Our games combine the deep, immersive gameplay found in MMO games (strategy, RPG style) with the connectivity and interaction of social networks. Kabam has commercially launched 6 games to date, including The Godfather: Five Families, Dragons of Atlantis and award-winning Kingdoms of Camelot,with many more in the pipeline. You can play Kabam games on Google+, Facebook and other social networks around the world. Our studio business model allows us to sustain a startup culture that empowers you to drive change and influence the outcome of your contributions – ones that impact millions of gamers daily

Think you have what it takes to make real games? We want to meet you.


Responsibilities include:

  • Design and code new features and enhancements across all our product offerings
  • Participate in all aspects of a project life-cycle, from specifications through QA
  • Collaborate on finding and fixing bugs and scalability/optimization issues
  • Help automate, maintain and enhance our internal reporting and administration tools


The ideal candidate is a rock star engineer who will work closely with game designers to build out and improve the platform services in Java, PHP and MySQL. You lead by example and would be able to hit the ground running with a team of smart and capable back-end developers. Bonus points to those who are obsessed with developing clean, stable, well tested code, and continually look to improve the code quality of the entire team. We'd like to see:

  • Strong programming skills in Java and PHP
  • Strong MySQL and database design skills
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Driven and self-motivated, a self-starter who can work without supervision
  • Working knowledge of front-end technologies (Javascript, CSS)
  • Experience working for either social gaming OR internet B2C companies (nice but not necessary)
  • Strong familiarity with Web 2.0 / Social Networking websites
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM development practices a plus
  • While we are open to candidates of all levels, mid-to-senior is strongly preferred

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