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Senior Backend Engineer (Generalist)

Treehouse Games

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 09/27/2023
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  • Company Address: 11525 Ohio Avenue Unit 5, Los Angeles, California , 90025

About Treehouse Games

Treehouse is a game studio dedicated to collaborative games that help players share memorable experiences and deepen their friendships.

Job Description

We’re a development studio focused on building collaborative games for a growing, global audience of players who use games as their favorite way to hang out together. A remote-first studio, Treehouse is venture-backed and built by industry veterans - half of the team comes from gaming powerhouses including Microsoft, Riot Games and EA, and half comes from successful indie startups.

Treehouse is making cooperative experiences that are all about quality time spent with friends. Games that do this well today see amazing engagement among audiences all around the world - we’re looking for diverse candidates with unique backgrounds to bring these and other meaningful perspectives to our team.
Treehouse Games is looking for amazing people who are excited to create games that are the best way for friends to spend time together.

Our Engineering team is looking for a Backend Engineer Generalist who’s motivated and flexible to dive into the problem spaces and challenges involved with operating a live-service game, such as: infrastructure pipelines, platform tech integration, and dev tools.

Who You Are...

  • Proficient at working in a fully remote team environment. We balance synchronous and asynchronous communication across multiple time zones to get things done.
  • Eager to tackle any challenge and flex out of your comfort zone. “T-Shaped Engineers” who don’t believe in staying in their lane thrive here.
  • Proactive at identifying areas of concern and relentlessly pursuing it. We're a small team and the impact of each person is huge!
  • Approachable and empathic. We value building trust in each other through considerate communication and respectful discussions.
  • Excited to further our company mission of cooperative games with a focus on fun experiences with friends. We're making games we want to play!

If this sounds like you, keep reading...


  • Integrate backend middleware services and content delivery mechanisms that enable features in and around our live service game
  • Empower the internal development team with technologies and solutions that accelerate iteration efficiency, including build/deploy pipelines and dev tooling
  • Identify tech targets with technical leadership that address scalability, sustainability, and  key build-vs-buy decisions
  • Work closely and collaborate in a fully cross-functional team. Bring ideas, provide feedback, and expose backend technologies to improve both the player-facing game and our team’s internal development process



  • 5+ years of experience in backend development in a production-ready environment
  • Expertise with one or more server-side development stacks (Golang-preferred)
  • Experience on a full game-development production cycle.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure platforms, such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud


Even Better...

  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Experience multiplayer game platforms for online games that provide services in the areas of: matchmaking, analytics, player accounts, social features, LiveOps
  • Experience with DevOps solutions, such as orchestration/containerization (Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes), monitoring (New Relic, Grafana/Kibana), and CI/CD (Jenkins)

Within the U.S., the standard minimum base pay for this role is $120,000 Annual. Actual salary will vary depending on experience, performance, and location. In addition to competitive salary, employees in this role will also earn equity. Stock options are a large part of our compensation philosophy of investing in Treehouse's future together and sharing in success.


Competitive Compensation
Early Company Equity
Medical Travel Support
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Company-paid life insurance
401k plan with 3% company matching
Flexible work schedule
Unlimited Paid Time Off
Extended Winter Break
Remote Work
Treehouse Games is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.