Technical Director - Backend (DSA)

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Glu Mobile is looking for a Technical Director to help bring the magic of Disney Sorcerer's Arena to life!
We're looking for someone who has a passion for games and a desire to work with others solving difficult but exciting problems.

In this role, you'll most often:

  • Oversee all aspects of game server development and operation
  • Evaluate, recommend, and implement new technology for operating at scale
  • Optimize infrastructure for cost and availability
  • Be hands-on architecting and building quality server software
  • Implement monitoring and incident response processes
  • Mentor engineers and help with career development
  • Establish and advocate for engineering and service best practices

Requirements:

  • 10+ years software development experience
  • A passion for games of all types and genres
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Has taken services from concept to production and maintenance
  • Experience with load testing and ensuring scalability
  • Experience using Kubernetes for development and deployment
  • Experience with and operating both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Strong familiarity with Linux and cloud environments

Nice to have:

  • Experience in the games industry
  • Developed applications using Dynamo or Couchbase
  • Development experience with Go
  • Knowledge of Jenkins or similar tools

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Location

Our office is right across the street from Moscone Center West, just minutes from the BART station and 4th + King Caltrain with shuttle service.

What are Glu Mobile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have our Fun team which volunteers regularly plan and run various company-wide events for team bonding and stress relief. We also have several guilds that meet in various disciplines.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Glu employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Medical FSA and 270 a month towards Transit FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
We have multiple vision plans, including a $0 premium plan for all Full Time Employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have 4 different health plans including Kaiser and a HSA account
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Team workouts
Glu's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and Grokker team challenges
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
GLu provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Empower. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Glu offers RSUs as part of our equity package, as well as refreshers for top performers.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Glu allows qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price every 6 months.
Performance Bonus
Glu's performance bonus plans are targeted percentage bonus, awarded yearly. Additionally we offer spot bonuses for going above and beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker, with a mixture of supplementing EDD, STD and our benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Glu provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Glu sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Glu employees receive between 16 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Glu offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees including a Transit FSA and CalTrain GoPass.
Company Outings
Glu hosts company outings Semi-annually in addition to our studio and team events.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Glu has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and even Kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking with 24/7 access and monitoring downtown SF. In Foster City we have free parking.
Pet Friendly
Glu Sports, in Foster CIty, pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan is offered for some positions.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Glu offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers help with paying for classes.
Lunch and learns
Glu hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a budget annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We support paid industry certifications.
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