Senior BackEnd Developer

Copenhagen, Denmark Full-time

Senior BackEnd Developer

Do you want the opportunity to work with the latest technologies for developing distributed back-ends in the cloud with C# and .NET Core?

At MovieStarPlanet we have over 400 million registered users and a decade of content and data. We are continuously improving our .NET Core back-ends using a micro-service Architecture and building on AWS tech such as SNS, SQS, DynamoDB, S3, Aurora, Neptune, Redis, ElastiCache, Lambda and many more.

We have a close collaboration with Amazon Web Services and have beta access to their latest technologies.

About The Job
Develop and maintain a highly scalable distributed back-end
As Backend Developer you will be part of a cross-disciplinary team of programmers, designers, QA, DevOps and artists, working towards a shared goal while utilizing each other’s strengths and complimenting each other to the fullest.

You will develop new micro-services and extend existing services to enhance our games and keep them up to date with new features and the best available technologies.

You will be working with C#, developing highly scalable micro-services for our social network of games, running containerized in the AWS cloud orchestrated by Kubernetes. Some Micro-services are used across all our games, while some are specific to a single game.

About You
You have strong analytical skills and are enthusiastic about the technical and practical challenges of building a scalable back-end to service millions of users.

You like learning and you can quickly acquire new knowledge. You are a dedicated team player and willing to lead the way and take initiatives in adapting to new software and new technology. Your communication skills are excellent verbally as in writing and you are experienced collaborating in a SCRUM environment with minimal supervision.

You have knowledge of estimating network loads and strategies to improve reliability and cost and you are experienced working with C# and the .NET Core framework. You are experienced with test automation and with automated build systems such as TeamCity or equivalent.
Furthermore you:

  • Hold a M.Sc. in Computer Science or have enough experience to make up for lack of education
  • Have 5+ years of development experience 
  • Have applied knowledge of design patterns
  • Have knowledge of SQL and NO-SQL

Nice to have:

  • Experience with micro-service architecture
  • Experience working on large scale web applications
  • Applied knowledge of Network monitoring tools
  • Working knowledge of commercial clouds (AWS preferred)

About Us 
MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet targeted for kids aged 8-13 years. In the virtual worlds, users design their own MovieStar, BlockStar or Boonie avatar, which is used to play the games and have fun with friends.

Some of the key features include dress-up, chat with friends, create looks, make movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, build worlds and prefabs and play mini-games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 120 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?
Touch the lives of millions of kids every day, and be part of a fast-growing company, producing one of the most popular games and social networks in the world for kids.

Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative, and friendly people. We are ambitious and strive to develop and support the world’s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity, and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects, so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

We have around 20 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience.

Our passion for people and the products make us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks daily. For our future foreign colleagues, it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So, if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How To Apply
Please apply for this position online by clicking the "Apply for this position" button. Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV and exam results

Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convenience.