Senior Game Services Engineer

Senior Full Time Backend

Bellevue, WA


Job Description

Are you excited about being on the front line of releasing online games to the world? Do you take pride in building and maintaining with high availability services an online presence used by millions of players?  Are you excited to engage with coworkers and partners to gather requirements and feedback, ultimately helping to drive consensus towards the best possible outcome for customers?  Would you like to work with top industry talent to build one of the best online game services in the world today?

As a Game Services Engineer at Bungie you will be working closely with other service engineers, systems engineers, operations, and product owners to maintain and iteratively improve Bungie’s online world. You’ll not only know our current services — you’ll help improve them it with the goal of creating a better online experience for our players while helping Bungie deliver on the company’s core purpose: to create worlds that inspire friendship by creating services that bring players from all over the world together. We're a small team without strict lines, so you'll be wearing a lot of hats: architect, developer, performance engineer, devops specialist, play tester...whatever it takes to get the job done.

During these uncertain times and rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Bungie are subject to onboarding and working virtually/remotely. Once the studio is fully reopened, most work is expected to be performed in-person at our main headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.


  • Design, deploy, and maintain multiple internal and external facing environments for both development and the live game
  • Design, build, and maintain tools for deployment, automation, and maintenance of datacenter and cloud-based services
  • Design, build, test, and maintain new services and tooling that supports live online games
  • Maintain, improve, and extend existing online tools and services
  • Partner with the Service Operations Center to reduce alert noise, and improve response process and procedures
  • Diagnose and fix complex issues with a live game
  • Be part of an on call rotation


  • Proven professional experience as a software engineer working with a multi-tier server architecture product that supports a high volume of concurrent users
  • Experience with high-scale, high-performance service development in C#, C++, Java, or another OO language
  • Willingness to be part of a “we” culture where you work well with others to reach common goals—team fit and culture are very important to us
  • Experience analyzing systems for performance and implementing performance improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Professional experience with .Net 4.5 or higher
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL storage technologies
  • Experience with message bus and streaming technologies (Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Game industry experience
  • Experience of building and operating cloud-hosted services
  • Familiar with agile software development (e.g. scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Willing to manage 1 – 2 engineers
Bungie was founded in 1991 with two simple goals:Develop kick ass games that combine state-of-the-art technology with uncompromising art, captivating storytelling, and deep gameplay.
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