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Backend Engineer

Engineering | Austin, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Backend Engineer

Reports to: CTO

Classification: Full Time, Exempt,

Remote until pandemic is contained. Onsite after pandemic is contained.

Who and/or what is U.GG?

U.GG is an incredibly fast growing gaming analytics platform with unbelievable engagement and stickiness. Our users are provided with data-driven recommendations that enable them to overcome the meta-information barrier that blocks millions of video game players from playing online games at an optimal level. U.GG addresses the need of hundreds of millions of people facing an ever increasing complexity and always changing nature of multiplayer video games.

Position Summary

U.GG is looking for a Backend Engineer who will be responsible for expanding the capabilities of our backend services. The primary focus of this position will be implementing flexible and powerful service layers, while also extending the capabilities of our existing services.

Our Stack

The core technology is Elixir, Phoenix, Express, Elasticsearch, and DynamoDB on AWS. We are globally distributed, with a large emphasis on utilizing CDNs and locally available clusters to efficiently serve our global user base.


  • Propose, design, and implement improvements to our proprietary data engine.

  • Extend, improve, and own many different services; the areas of project may include data processing, predictive search, server sided rendering, GraphQL API, and more.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Comp Sci/Comp Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years industry experience designing and building consumer software and/or developer systems

  • Experience developing services in Elixir or similar software languages

  • Knowledge of distributed systems

Bonus Qualifications

  • Full stack experience - front-end, back-end, infrastructure, and/or more

  • Experience interfacing with NoSQL databases

  • Strong background in systems design

  • Knowledge of map-reduce