Principal Backend Engineer

  • Anywhere

Founded in 2012, Playson is a leading iGaming supplier recognized worldwide. We provide our customers with a high-end micro-service-based platform as a service that aims to process billions of financial transactions per day. We provide a cross-regional setup and are chasing latency reduction down to zero. We highly invest in delivering the best game experience and smooth connection regardless of the internet coverage and bandwidth of the game clients.


Role Overview:

One of our teams is looking for a Principal Backend Engineer to participate in developing our cutting-edge solution, where milliseconds matter. Our problem statement is not straightforward, as we aim to achieve high-end results in all important technical aspects of our business:

  • best availability,
  • lowest possible latency in all transaction processing operations and in every micro-service,
  • the most efficient resource usage.

If you’re a product-passionate person, your mind is keen to solve deep tech engineering problems, and you have a fast “PoC first” approach with a deep sense of ownership, we would love to hear from you.


Why Join Us?

  • Be a key player in a major tech transformation.
  • Work on projects that impact millions globally.
  • Enjoy a supportive, flexible work environment.
  • Grow your skills with continuous professional development opportunities.


To succeed in the role, you will have:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Proficiency in Java, C#, Go, or TypeScript.
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous programming techniques.
  • Experience with distributed systems and messaging systems.
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL), columnar databases (Redshift, ClickHouse), and NoSQL technologies (DynamoDB, MongoDB).
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining end-to-end and unit tests.
  • Proven track record of developing production-ready solutions.


Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Experience with large-scale microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with cloud providers (AWS, GCP).
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes.
  • Understanding of application security and industry best practices.


What will you be doing?

  • Develop and maintain backend applications for our gaming platforms.
  • Optimize existing systems for performance and scalability.
  • Lead technical decisions and influence our SaaS solutions.
  • Collaborate with a distributed team to create new features.
  • Conduct code and architectural reviews.
  • Solve complex business problems with innovative solutions.


What you get in return:

  • Competitive Salary: We offer a competitive salary in EUR, subject to annual performance reviews
  • Quarterly Bonuses: Benefit from a transparent and systematic quarterly bonus system
  • Flexible Schedule: We offer a flexible work schedule to accommodate your needs
  • Remote Work Option: Choose to work remotely, providing greater flexibility and comfort
  • Medical Insurance: Receive comprehensive medical insurance for both you and a significant other
  • Financial Support for Life Events: We provide financial support during special life events
  • Unlimited Paid Vacation: Enjoy unlimited paid vacation leave
  • Unlimited Paid Sick Leave: Take unlimited paid sick leave whenever necessary
  • Professional Development: Get reimbursement for professional development courses and training


The recruitment process includes the next steps:

1. HR Interview – 30 min

2. Meeting with Head of Platform 30-45 min

3.Technical interview with live coding 90 min

4. Final Interview with Solution Architect & CTO – 60 min


If the job description rings a bell – take action and apply!

Looking forward to welcoming you to the iGaming world!

Ambitious goals request a quick ability to maneuver through changes in the world. Playson is all about that.


Join us today!

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