Backend Engineer

New Delhi, Delhi, India | Backend Engineering | Full-time


About WinZO Games  

WinZO is India’s largest social gaming platform aiming at building an astronomical tech strong gaming ecosystem in India. WinZO in a short span of time has emerged as the leanest Series C funded gaming startup in the Indian startup ecosystem. WinZO has so far raised over $100MM and handles more than 
5 Bn+ micro transactions monthly, a number which is fast growing. WinZO with a data driven DNA is working towards becoming the one-stop-shop for online gaming users spread across every household in Bharat. With a vision of becoming a household name for Bharat, catering to their entertainment needs through interactive engagements, Paavan Nanda (co-Founder, WinZO, Zostel & ZO Rooms) and Saumya Singh Rathore (co-Founder, WinZO, Ex-Chief of Staff & Growth- ZO Rooms, Zostel, Ex-Times Group), are aggressively building the platform to not just capture market opportunities but also explore and maximize potential of social interactions as consumption drivers. Both Nanda and Rathore are putting together WinZO piece by piece using tech and data to create a transparent and unique gaming experience for its users.  

WinZO, which hosts 100+ games in 12+ languages, has 80% users consuming the app in vernacular languages. WinZO has always yearned to mentor, guide and onboard games to be culturally relevant for Bharat. It also provides opportunities for housewives to translate and earn which empowers them economically. A 150+ members strong team with stellar professionals coming from global tech giants and companies such as Google, Amazon, Flipkart, McKinsey, Bain, BCG etc., WinZO is funded and backed by global gaming and entertainment investment funds such as Griffin Gaming Partners, Maker’s Fund, Courtside Ventures, Pags Group and Kalaari.

WinZO is continually working towards revolutionizing the gaming ecosystem by creating a complete entertainment package through a slew of interactive features. Speaking of the larger picture the platform is driving unique initiatives that are constantly attempting to nurture and groom developers. 

About the Role:

As a part of the backend engineering team at WinZO, your core responsibilities would be to lead, coordinate, develop  high traffic/scale applications and deliver on your roadmap.

What you will do: 

  • You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts, coordinating across multiple teams to develop optimal solutions.

  • Expertise on development of high-performance high traffic/scale applications with good understanding of measuring results and identifying application bottlenecks quickly

  • Understanding of software development practices such as Agile, TDD, Testing Automation, Performance and Load testing.

  • Responsible for the over-all systems development life cycle of key product sub-systems

  • You will also establish planning mechanisms to deliver on your road-map, demonstrate strong operational excellence and maintain a high code quality bar.

  • Technically Hands-on, prior experience with scalable Architecture managing team of (5-10)

What you should have: 

We’re looking for people with a hustler mindset, who are curious, eager to learn new things, with a passion for innovation, and work to be a little better every single day. This is not solely based on whether a candidate has previously done similar work or not. We’re looking for someone dynamic with below qualities in generous quantities to perform well in this role –

  • 6+ years of overall experience

  • Educational Qualifications - Masters/Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • In depth knowledge of the primary technologies used (Nodejs/Golang, Redis, Kafka, Dockers, Postgres, (NoSQL) databases, AWS)

  • Excellent design and architecture knowledge.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex plans and designs

  • Candidates must be innovative, creative, flexible, and self-motivated.

  • Demonstrated data-driven decision making and strong customer empathy

  • Good to have mobile frameworks knowledge (iOS/Android)

What we offer you: 

  • A flat and transparent culture with an incredibly high learning curve

  • A swanky informal workspace which defines our open and vibrant work culture

  • Opportunity to solve new and challenging problems with a high scope of innovation

  • Complete ownership of the product and chance to conceptualize and implement your solutions

  • Opportunity to work with incredible peers across departments and be a part of the Tech revolution

  • Most importantly, a chance to be associated with big impact early in your career

WinZO Values: 

Integrity, Excellence, Perseverance, Data Orientation and Agility 

At our core, we’re a creative company. Ideas are where we live, and we love building magical products. It’s not just about features, it’s also about how they make people feel. So, we build at the intersection of the technical and the romantic. And it all starts with people, the right team that cares deeply about our mission, values, and our users. We value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, ethnicity, or disability status.

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