Lead Server Engineer


Warner Bros. Entertainment Group

Position Type

Full Time


Engineering, Game Development/Publishing, Technology/Information Technology


United States - California - Carlsbad

Posted Date

Feb. 04, 2020

Req Number


Company Overview

Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.

Opportunity Overview

WB Games San Diego is seeking a Lead Server Engineer, a talented and hard-working individual who is hands-on, self-motivated, process-driven, customer-oriented, and who has a passion for developing software applications using a variety of technologies.
The position is an exciting opportunity for an individual to help build a Core-Server team and to create the backend infrastructure for next-generation games.
The Core-Server team will be a centralized engineering team that is responsible for developing and supporting our proprietary gaming platform. Our platform includes server technologies, infrastructure, analytics, performance and development tools.
What part will you play?
  • Build and lead a dedicated Core-Server team for next-generation games
  • Develop, maintain, and improve backend infrastructure to support online games across various platforms
  • Leverage and contribute to corporate wide systems and solutions
  • Implement tools that empower LiveOps and Game Design teams to control current and even create new and exciting gameplay experiences
  • Work closely with the Feature Owners, Game Client Engineers, Game Designers and LiveOps developers on features, integration with the backend and tools
  • Scale testing and performance tuning of the entire stack
  • Improve configuration management and deployment processes
  • Ability to self-manage when given prioritized goals and objectives
  • Seek out opportunities to improve technically and professionally
What do we require from you?
  • A minimum of 3 published titles across various platforms
  • 8+ years of industry experience
  • 3+ years in a Lead-Engineer or above position overseeing 3+ engineers
  • Experience in C#/.NET, Go, Java, C++ & Python
  • Experience working in a Linux CLI environment
  • Experience with Docker or other containerization technology
  • Experience with SQL or noSQL stores (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB etc)
  • Experience creating web services with any tech
  • Deep experience with a Cloud services such as Amazon Web Services or Google App Engine

  • Experience in Unity and/or Unreal 4 Networking a bonus.
  • Innate desire to automate all repetitive processes.
The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.