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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Backend Web Developer


We are obsessed with crafting a unique MMO, if you’re up for the challenge, let's make it glorious together!  Here are some specifics on what we're looking for...

Intrepid Studios’ Ashes of Creation team is looking for a highly motivated and talented Web Backend Developer to join us, here in beautiful Southern California. This role will report to the Web-Platform team and support our Microservices team by developing and maintaining robust backend software and APIs for platform services! This is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and partner with talented game veterans to craft a unique MMORPG experience that helps bring people together.

What you will accomplish:

  • Design and develop truly maintainable backend software and APIs for platform services
  • Evaluate and adopt technologies to improve platform capabilities 
  • Develop automated unit tests and deployment systems
  • Collaborate and continuously improve on code review practices to ensure the highest levels of code quality 
  • Efficiently self-manage to balance working independently and with other developers
  • Create and document complex systems in a clear manner for others to rely on as a reference and potentially expand upon.

What you bring to the team:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience developing and deploying robust, extensible, maintainable and performant backend services and APIs 
  • Comprehensive understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Understanding of transactional systems such as Stripe and Paypal 
  • Professional experience with the following languages and technologies: Javascript, NodeJS, AWS and GCP 
  • Professional experience with containerization and microservices architectures
  • A positive, collaborative, and self-motivated mindset that works well with other developers
  • Ability to articulate (both in written and verbal methods) complex processes in a clear manner
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience

Extra Awesome:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering 
  • Familiarity with Python and Golang 
  • Experience in AAA game development
  • A Passion for making and playing MMO games
  • Fluent with modern, headless CMS systems
  • Familiarity with Ashes of Creation
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a keen eye for detail and the ability to create maintainable, high quality code

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume & Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Relevant information about yourself that demonstrates exceptional ability and goes beyond your resume
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing

What We Offer:

  • Medical health benefits covered 100% for employee & dependent
  • Paid vacation & Sick days
  • Company Bonus’
  • Company matched 401k
  • Fun & creative environment
  • Healthy work life balance 
  • Free onsite gym