Backend Software Developer SOCIAL FIRST / Helsinki, Finland (Hybrid)

PUBLISHED: February 8, 2022

We are a veteran team with years of experience in building cross-platform social MMO games together and in different companies. We promote healthy work-life balance, safe and inclusive culture, professional development, transparent communication and low hierarchy. We are remote-first and based in Helsinki, Finland – The gaming capital of the world.

At Social First, our ambition is to create cross-platform, social multiplayer & MMO games that will keep players and their friends engaged for years to come. We believe that focusing on the social interactions within games and having high accessibility regardless of the players’ favourite devices are key in creating meaningful, shared gameplay experiences.

Role description

We are currently looking for a Backend Software Developer to join our growing studio. In this role, you will be responsible for setting up and maintaining various backend services for our upcoming games. This is a great opportunity to build backend architecture for large-scale multiplayer games from the ground up using the latest technology.

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation with equity
  • Great learning opportunities as a part of the early team
  • Six weeks of annual paid vacation from the start
  • Relocation assistance
  • Remote-first hybrid model with a physical office in Helsinki, Finland


  • Implement, deploy and maintain various backend systems for cross-platform social games
  • Do performance and cost optimizations for cloud services
  • Keep the backend systems and user data secure
  • Work together with the development team and implement backend services


  • Expertise in cloud services such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud
  • Expertise in C#, JavaScript and Python
  • Understanding of programming design patterns and best practices
  • Experience in implementing login systems and databases
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols
  • Experience in multithreading

Extra points for experience in:

  • Game server programming
  • Games analytics systems
  • Unity
  • Tools development
  • Blockchain

Interested? Please hit Apply and let’s start charting our journey together!