Senior+ Backend Software Engineer

Wolfjaw Studios
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June 14, 2024
Full Time
United States
$100,000 - $135,000 USD

Wolfjaw Studios is an engineering-focused video game studio based in Troy, New York, that was founded by a passionate team of developers with decades of experience. Our team has been trusted to build the systems that power some of the most popular modern multiplayer games. In turn, this has enabled publishers to better engage their player base, help drive esports to the forefront of media, and further improve core game services to provide a better player experience. We work closely with studios and publishers to establish trusting relationships in order for us to deliver products and services that are unique to each of their needs.


About the role

The Engineering discipline at Wolfjaw Studios is the heart of our teams, focusing on developing and improving the features we curate for our client partners.

We're involved in almost every aspect of development you can think of, with a focus on backend development for online game services.

Whatever the calling, we find the solution that our audience needs.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work with a team of producers and engineers assisting with the development of client features, creation of robust documentation, and collaborating with internal and external teams to deliver new and exciting features to our clients.


*This position has the opportunity to be fully remote, but for candidates local to Troy, NY a hybrid arrangement is possible

**The following states are eligible for remote work: Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Washington.


What We are Looking For:

  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively within your team and with clients.
  • Experience working on greenfield projects, following common design patterns and best practices.
  • Experience with working in legacy codebases and being comfortable with exploratory work into the code base.
  • You have previous experience standing up backend services or experience with networking.
  • You are able to meaningfully contribute to discussions around architecture, design, and approach for any given technical problem within your realm of expertise.
  • You contribute to identifying dependencies and constraints, both in software development and across teams.
  • You are able to break down tasks into smaller, well defined tasks.
  • You are comfortable working with a team in a version control environment (Gitlab, Perforce, etc.)



  • Passion for and understanding of the gaming industry.
  • Experience working with Golang.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Experience with Redis.
  • Experience with Linux/WSL.
  • 4+ years of programming experience; can include but is not limited to paid, volunteer, project, and academic work.
  • Critical thinking, with the ability to adapt quickly to change, communicate impact, and align with the new direction.



  • Experience with infrastructure as code tooling, such as Terraform.
  • Experience deploying applications to AWS.
  • Game engine experience, specifically with Unity, Unreal Engine, or proprietary game engines.
  • You have experience working within the games industry.
  • Exhibits learning agility; has the ability to think differently, and/or grasp and apply new skills and concepts.
  • Approaches problems in a clear, well-organized, and solutions-oriented manner.
  • Able to effectively communicate problems, solutions, needs, or priorities.


The ideal candidate will be a curious and enthusiastic self-starter who is interested in solving the unique challenges that games can have! You should be willing to put in the time to figure things out but at the same time not afraid to consult the rest of the team for help when you need it. 



  • Fully Remote Availability
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues and managers;
  • Opportunity to make key technical decisions which help define the future of product and infrastructure development;
  • The chance to apply your existing knowledge while gaining experience with cutting edge technology and methodologies;


Engineering positions at Wolfjaw are full time (non-contract) W2, salaried roles. We offer comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) matching, discretionary bonus opportunities, flex working time policy, generous Paid Time Off, Wellness, and Holiday days, professional development funds, and much more.

The standard base pay range for our Senior+ Backend Software Engineer is between $100,000 - $135,000 USD annually, depending on level of experience and compatibility with our current needs.

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Wolfjaw Studios

Wolfjaw Studios is a development studio based in Troy, New York, developing online game services with a keen focus on player experience. Our team works with studios & publishers to build online features, engage players, and drive esports in dozens of titles.


Our Values

We strive to make Wolfjaw the best place to work in the games industry, period. We do that by embodying values that ensure we treat each other and the players that play our games with excellence. Come join us.

  • Pack Mentality. When wolves band together, the group is stronger than the individual. Wolves remain a cohesive pack through constant communication, empathy, and respect.
  • Start With Players. Even though we aren’t working on our own games, we still voice opinions to our partners that put players first.
  • Collective Wisdom Prevails. We know games, but our partners will always know their player base better than we will. We let the best idea survive, and no-one gets their feelings hurt in the process.
  • Passion Over Experience. We believe devotion trumps a lack of experience. We want people that are flexible, adaptable, eager to learn, and want to grow.


6 Great Things About Wolfjaw Studios

We take pride in the fact that we’ve assembled an incredibly talented team. Come join us today and help our wolfpack grow by one.

  • N° 01 / We believe in work-life balance before anything. No nights, no weekends, no crunch. Period.
  • N° 02 / We are a remote-first studio, because life doesn’t always happen where we decide it should.
  • N° 03 / Work with industry titans on some of the most innovative games on the market.
  • N° 04 / Collaborate and grow with an amazing pack who wants to see you succeed in your role.
  • N° 05 / Be Curious. Ask Questions. We get to tackle incredible problems and are always learning in everything we do.
  • N° 06 / We celebrate wins, big and small, personal or professional.


Perks & Bennies

  • Healthcare
  • Personal Time
  • Work Flexibility
  • Education
  • Bonus Program
  • 401K Matching
  • Gaming Budget


Join Wolfjaw and help us ship the highest quality online experiences for our partners and their players. Every wolf helps strengthen the pack.

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