Backend Game Developer

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Job Description

Magic Media is a pioneering media, entertainment, and tech group powered by creativity and innovation. We have a physical presence in 14 countries and expertise in the areas of art, animation, cybersecurity, game development, software development, VFX, and video production amongst others. We work with leading developers and publishers within the games and tech industry, providing support and solutions designed around individual needs and carried out by global experts.

People are what make games great! Magic Media is currently seeking a Backend Game Developer. The ideal candidate will have extensive full-time server programming experience with games. As a backend developer, you will be responsible for the backend API development of the gaming title and also administration pages to operate the game. This includes design, development, coding, testing, and debugging. You will also estimate task completion and write technical design documents.


  • Very strong knowledge of backend development. Languages like JS (nodejs), Java, Go, C#, python, ruby and any other that is commonly used. C# prefered
  • Knowledge of database modeling, normalization and relational databases
  • Should be familiar with performance bottlenecks and ways to resolve them
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong reporting and documentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to new technological changes as per project need

What will you work on

  • Several different projects that uses different technologies
  • Work in a group with multi-disciplinary people to achieve the best result possible for all game feature
  • Give your own ideas on how to solve specific game and technical problems


  • 2+ years of experience as a backend developer
  • Involved in the development of at least one large game title from A-Z 
  • C#, java or any other object oriented programming language
  • A passion for video games

Desirable pluses

  • Serverless and AWS lambda
  • Familiarity with Unity engine
  • Experience with Amazon Gamelift, PlayFab, Nakama or related
  • Experience with docker, AWS and deployments
  • Understanding of CI / CD processes: terraform, circleCI
  • Knowledge about NFT concepts
  • Solid technical foundation (e.g. Computer Science / Maths Degree or equivalent)


  • Permanently remote position
  • An opportunity to hone and improve your skills by applying them to a diverse variety of engaging projects.
  • Be part of an international Group with offices worldwide
  • Career growth and development
  • Working closely with a team of like-minded people in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Ongoing training and professional self-improvement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • An inclusive culture and open communication