Full Stack Engineer

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March 13, 2021
Full Time
Santa Monica, CA

thatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience continuously evolving inside a global online theme park.

Characters from Sky: The Children of Light meeting on top of a flower covered hill.

That’s why we’re looking for an exceptional engineer to join our team to innovate new solutions for the studio and help enrich the user experience for millions of active players worldwide.


  • Work with a highly-skilled ITS team to deliver solutions for solving in-game and internal team challenges
  • Exhibits Agile & DevOps values in a self-organizing team
  • Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by modeling good practices and habits
  • Deliver exemplary user experiences and performant web services, as well as the data structures and interfaces that support them using React/Redux, Typescript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, and AWS.
  • Provide technical insight and ideas regarding user experience of internal tools
  • Support the development and maintenance of backend infrastructure and microservices
  • Interact with different departments of the company to discover and address problems and needs
  • Collaborate with other developers to plan, design, develop, and unit test applications.

Must haves

  • 3+ years of relevant programming experience
  • Experience building modern REST APIs in Node.js
  • Experience using modern front-end Javascript frameworks (e.g., React, Redux, Hooks)
  • Knowledge of Typescript
  • Experience designing data structures and querying relational and non-relational database technologies such as Postgresql, Redis, MongoDB, etc.
  • Experience with Git version control system
  • Thrive in a highly collaborative environment involving cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes

Nice to know

  • Python, Go, Erlang
  • Data Analytics, BigQuery, Datadog
  • CI/CD, Gitlab, Kubernetes, Terraform

Last but not the least, loves our games and believes in our mission and vision! We look forward to meeting you.

*This position is Remote

Life at thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany takes pride in cultivating a close-knit team culture and company vision.

We believe that games should be played, shared and enjoyed by everyone. By shifting our mission and approach on what it means to create a game, we aim to nurture a welcoming environment where team members can experiment, collaborate and support each other to create truly innovative games. We value our team’s integrity, personal growth and contribution at every step.

All full-time positions offer an industry competitive package of salary and benefits and are on-site at our office located in beautiful Santa Monica, California, among other great games, tech and entertainment companies. All hires are expected to contribute to making our studio a more inclusive, positive environment for great people and great work to grow and flourish. If you feel an affinity for our work and wish to make a meaningful contribution to our mission, we would love to hear from you.

About Sky: Children of the Light

Hold hands and take flight in an unforgettable social adventure together with loved ones. Explore the seven realms of this beautifully-animated kingdom with other players where compassion, community and wonder greet you at each turn. Create enriching memories as you solve mysteries, make friends, and help others along the way.

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