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Senior Game / Backend Developer, Amazon Games Montréal


Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.


Job summary
This position will support the new Montreal Studio. You will be a founding member and contribute to the creation of a AAA online multiplayer game based on a new IP. Note that we are expanding our geographical footprint and can be flexible on where this role sits.

As Senior Game / Backend Developer, you create and support backend systems required to successfully launch and operate a live game, and connect players so they may interact together. You work closely with designers and other developers, guiding them towards a robust and scalable implementation. You collaborate with peers and you make sure your work integrates well with the other game ingredients, providing the player with a unique and frictionless experience.


  • Implement the main backend systems and features of the game
  • Build systems that will serve as a base for other developers
  • Work with your peers to ensure reliability, performance and sustainability of the game features
  • Contribute to the technical and game vision

About the team
Amazon Games applies the principles of Amazonian culture to the world of game design. We have a diverse team of talented, creative people pairing their love of making games with the unique strengths that come with being part of Amazon. Across all of our teams and locations, we are united by a common purpose: to share great gaming experiences with customers around the world. We believe in a future where everyone is a gamer and everyone can create, compete, collaborate and connect through games, and we are looking for the right people to help us build that future. With the power of Twitch and AWS at your fingertips, you will have the chance to innovate in gameplay, creativity, marketing, and technology, while working alongside some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.

Inclusive Culture, Work/Life Balance, & Career Growth
We embrace our differences and are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We offer ten employee-led affinity groups with 190 global chapters, innovative benefits, and annual and ongoing learning experiences (including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences). Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance and offers flexible working hours. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. Additionally, our team is dedicated to supporting you with mentorship and pathways for ongoing development. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and are building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and promotes career choice.


  • 4+ years of professional software development experience
  • 3+ years of programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the system design or architecture (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field
  • 10+ years of experience in C++
  • 10+ years of experience in development for AAA video games
  • 5+ years of experience developing backend features for AAA video games


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience developing backend features for a AAA game in a live environment
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Unreal 4 or similar game engine
  • Good working knowledge of French or English

As an employer, we are proud to subscribe to the principle of equal access to employment, Amazon is committed to creating a workplace that reflects diversity. All qualified applicants are considered regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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