Backend Engineer

Salary Competitive
Are you a self-driven, team worker and results-driven backend aficionado? Dazzle us with your skills in our open role! We are creating next generation mobile MMO games with a unique non-combat angle to the genre. Our goal is to create a friendly community of players from all backgrounds and inspire the creativity in building the universe.

As a backend engineer at Dazzle Rocks you will get to work with modern technology and enjoy the freedom in decision making, helping us build highly available backend systems. We are looking for someone with a broad technical knowledge and interest in highly scalable distributed systems, cloud operations and mobile games.


    Driving feature implementation from design to deployment and monitoring
    Collaborating and communicating with our game team, designers and engineers to make sure we deliver the best experience for our players
    Be an integral part of the team, building high-availability, scalable game servers and services
    Contributing and sharing knowledge in an inclusive manner

All candidates will have

    Eagerness to solve complex problems
    Great interpersonal communication skills in English
    Be highly motivated and driven to go above and beyond
    Ability to self manage and to work together as a team
    5+ years of agile backend development
    Interest in Elixir/Phoenix/OTP/Erlang
    Knowledge of SQL and NoSQL database engines
    Experience working with AWS
    Continuous integration/deployment
    Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field

Considerable plus

    Network programming experience
    Distributed systems programming
    Interest in functional programming
    Mobile game (backend) development
    Startup experience
    Web front end experience
    Native mobile (c++/objc/swift/java/kotlin) experience

What we can offer

    Work in fast-growing mobile games company backed by leading games investors
    Work with young and experienced colleagues
    Enjoy quality coffee and weekly gaming events with the team
    Competitive compensation
    International and ambitious work environment
    Cozy office in the Helsinki city center

How to apply

Send your application via Hub in English. Include a brief cover letter and CV. More information from

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at
Dazzle Rocks

Dazzle Rocks is a mobile games startup based in Helsinki, Finland. Our belief is that great games have a story, something familiar we all know and something unexpected. We want to be that unexpected.We have formed an international team from various backgrounds of art and technology. For us the cross-discipline culture is a style of working. Now we are creating the revolution of real-time social MMO on mobile. Next evolution of mobile games Story DrivenDazzle Rocks stamp of originality is something we really embrace. A great game has even bigger story behind it. Carefully imagined, crafted and refined. It is a new take on familiar genres that raise what is possible on current storytelling. Global AppealAn epic adventure experience for the East and West. There are more common things between people than we realise. We all eat, sleep and play. That is why our games are friendly and approachable with a twist of challenge. SocialPlaying with friends is one the best things about mobile and we get that. You can compete or co-operate, but be sure to pick your allies right because you might need more than good luck to survive these adventures!

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