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Software Engineer (Analytics)


Remote / United States of America / Canada
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 05/25/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA

About Thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany designs and develops artistically crafted, broadly accessible video games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. They strive to contribute meaningful, enriching experiences that touch and inspire players and create timeless interactive entertainment that makes positive change to the human psyche worldwide.

Job Description

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. 

We are seeking passionate engineers to join us in building core analytics technologies to help us track and understand our game world and players. These technologies will help drive our core mission of player safety. We aim to create welcoming and safe environments that encourage play and positive social engagement, and we want to create tools to help others do the same. We believe our solutions will help fundamentally transform the future of multiplayer social games.

As a Software Engineer focused on our Analytics tooling, you will serve as a crucial nexus between Analytics and Engineering. You will gain deep experience with our game client, backend, and microservices, as well as work closely with our Analytics team to make sure we’re efficiently tracking and storing all of the data we need to understand our millions of players.

On any given day at thatgamecompany, you might:

  • Design and implement analytics SDKs for modern game engines

  • Configure new event streams to allow for real-time automated responses to player activity.

  • Embrace modern technologies, such as container and cluster management, to ensure a more elastic and robust backend stack.

  • Help to foster communication and collaboration between analytics stakeholders and product engineers.

  • Improve and maintain an agile and reliable development environment for the backend stack, so that people with varying skill sets in the company can make social experiments easily, and new hires can ramp up quickly.

  • Monitor the backend health and respond to any failures or issues in order to deliver a smooth online experience to players all over the world; keep improving DevOps tools to make the job more automatic and less error-prone. 

We expect you to:

  • Have deep passion and thoughtfulness for video games; be a gamer and think on behalf of players.

  • Be comfortable taking risks and innovating.

  • Enjoy working with fast-moving and rapidly-growing small teams.

Required Skills

  • Have thorough understanding of scalable and highly available backend systems; be familiar with open-source distributed system tech stacks, including but not limited to scalable databases, caching strategy, distributed transactions and DevOps tools.

  • Be comfortable working in the Linux ecosystem; be fluent in Linux or macOS bash CLI tools and Python scripting.

  • Have deep knowledge of at least one of Go, Erlang or C++.

  • Have deep knowledge of at least one SQL or NoSQL database. 

  • Have deep knowledge of at least one distributed message queue systems.

  • Eager to learn any new technology and always open to jump out of your comfort zone. 

Preferred Skills

Any of the following would be highly preferred, but most of all, we value engineers who are eager to learn new ways to deliver value to players: 

  • Managed and maintained production environment on AWS or GCP.

  • Deployed services in Kubernetes with Helm and CI/CD tools.

  • Experience with Data Engineering or Analytics.

  • Experienced in schema design and performance tweaking of MongoDB and Redis.

  • Experienced in building systems that involve eventually or strongly consistent distributed transactions.


We look forward to meeting you!


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The salary range for this position is $95,000 USD to $154,000 USD annually, with the opportunity to earn an annual discretionary bonus. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices.
Employees in this position are eligible to participate in the Company’s standard employee benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, vision,401k, and paid time off.