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Topgolf Lead Game Server Engineer in San Francisco, California


Topgolf Media is looking for an experienced, hands-on Senior Game Server Engineer to develop the backend of a brand-new game project. You will collaborate with design and engineering peers to create new features, systems, and technology for our game.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement new game features in a scalable and high-performing manner

  • Collaborate with design, client and QA teams to guide features from conception to deployment

  • Oversee and evolve existing system architecture

  • Maintain, optimize and debug existing code base

  • Deploy, evaluate performance, optimize and test software on the server

  • Integrate third-party APIs and/or platforms

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of Java or other OOP programming language

  • Experience producing server applications through the full product lifecycle with responsibility for major features

  • Experience designing and maintaining RDBMS schemas and queries

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and judgment

  • Proficient in debugging and performance optimizations

  • Highly-motivated self-starter with a passion for making high quality software

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong sense of ownership and drive

  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude with ability to interact with cross-departmental groups


  • Experience with Scala or other modern functional programming languages

  • Experience developing video games, in particular mobile games with a large audience

  • Experience developing Reactive, message-driven systems

  • Experience with Akka, Actors, Streams

  • Experience with Protocol Buffers and gRPC

  • Experience with MySQL

  • Experience with JPA or Hibernate ORM

  • Experience with Redis

  • Experience deploying software in a cloud-based, Linux environment

  • Passion for video games

About Topgolf Media:

Based in San Francisco, Topgolf Media creates and distributes advanced media content, enabling the Topgolf community to experience the best times of their lives. The division enhances in-venue golf games as well as creating experiences outside of the venues with apps, websites and virtual experiences. In addition, Topgolf Media cultivates relationships with global partners, sponsors and ambassadors to promote innovation within the Topgolf brand.

Topgolf Media provides an intimate, fast-paced, collaborative environment that combines its love of sports, entertainment and lifestyle to produce quality content. We have a top-notch team that strives for the best and we are looking for others who prioritize quality and innovation. Our goal is to create compelling experiences to engage Topgolf fans of all walks in new, innovative ways.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Topgolf Media does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Topgolf Media will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Topgolf Media and will be processed accordingly withoutfee.

Topgolf is a global sports and entertainment community and is committed to equal opportunity and is firmly committed to preventing discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct, based on legally protected diversity characteristics (such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, citizenship, genetic information and veteran status) in its application and hiring processes and in its employment decisions. As an affirmative action employer, Topgolf also takes steps to prevent retaliation and to create a respectful, equitable and inclusive environment for our Guests, Associates, business partners, vendors, and the communities we serve.

Topgolf participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco

ID 2020-14130

Position Type Salary

# of Openings 1

Address 100 California St

Category Information Technology