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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Manticore Games is the developer of Core, a platform and community that is redefining how virtual worlds and games are created, published, and played. Core’s mission is to empower and discover a whole new generation of creators.

We are looking for Senior Backend Engineers to help revolutionize the way we create, play, and share gameplay experiences.


  • Develop and support platform tools and features
  • Troubleshoot operational problems as they arise, test fixes, and perform follow-ups to ensure issues have been correctly resolved
  • Ensure and provide expertise in best security practices
  • Seek and recommend improvements to current processes and technologies used
  • Participate in code reviews for projects written by your team


  • 5+ years of backend development experience
  • Experience developing in C#, Java, or a similar language
  • Experience working with cloud databases
  • Experience developing distributed systems
  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related field or 5+ years industry experience as the degree equivalent


  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes and container technologies such as Docker
  • Experience in multi-region and multi-cloud deployments
  • Experience with Azure and/or GCP
  • Experience with distributed actor systems such as Microsoft Orleans

Job Site: San Mateo, CA

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.