Backend Engineer 💻


This depends on experience.


We craft tablet 📱  games that support a child’s growth + development 🌱 We bring parents, teachers and doctors – all across this big blue marble 🌏 – together. We’re building and deploying our platform in mid-2019, and looking for highly-talented and motivated individuals to help us build games that truly make a difference.


Brightlobe is looking for a software engineer with experience shipping at least 1 Unity game onto mobile platforms (iOS, Android) to take the lead in developing gameplay. You will:

  • Help lead the creation, vision and technical strategy of tools and the Brightlobe platform
  • Develop gameplay for the platform
  • Work closely with other engineers, designers and artists
  • Participate in agile development and SCRUM
  • Maintain a high-quality codebase
  • Troubleshoot and optimize live systems


  • Work in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Make an impact on the lives of children around the world
  • Be part of a playful, creative working environment that prizes your imaginative ideas
  • Our workspace provides free coffee, drinks and snacks, wellness activities, social events and discounted access to a number of area restaurants and bars

Required Skills

  • 3+ years of professional experience building and maintaining backend services
  • Ability to deliver and maintain a major cloud service with large numbers of end users
  • Proficient with a modern backend stack (e.g. Python, Ruby, Node.js or other)
  • Experience in building solutions for push notifications, live events, A/B test frameworks, etc.
  • Knowledge of the AWS suite (EC2, DynamoDB, SQL, Elasticsearch)
  • Experience in unit testing, BDD, continuous integration and delivery

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in configuring backends for digital health platforms
  • Experience in building security tools and infrastructure
  • Experience in proactively identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities

Valued Characteristics

  • Effective communication and collaboration
  • Highly-imaginative and proactive approach
  • Desire for continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership skills

Hiring Process

Following CV review, candidates moving on to the next stage will have a personal interview and an on-site coding test. Please note that you must have a right to work in the UK, as we are not able to offer visa sponsorship at this time. Please send your CV to