Senior Backend Engineer

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Job Description


Gala is a community-uplifting powerhouse defining new frontiers in Web3 entertainment. Our games division started with a single intention, to give power back to the gamers. We have brought that same idea to the entertainment world to create Entertainment that Empowers.

Our values are based on openness and ownership and the ability to deliver games, experiences, and opportunities to people worldwide. We are breaking down barriers to bring our communities joy, entertainment, and real-world value.

At Gala, we work remotely with flexibility; we like each other and love getting things done. Working here, you'll imagine and create new and exciting things. Your talents and efforts will improve our audiences' lives in the real world.

Senior Backend Engineer - Entertainment

As we continue down the path of growth, we continue to enhance the depth of our tech teams. We are happy to announce we are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to provide best-in-class Engineering capability to our Full-Stack Engineering team. You will be expected to research, develop and implement structural solutions across our suite of entertainment products.

This is an exciting new addition, where you will have the opportunity to work with both established and ‘build from scratch’ projects. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of processes and technology in software development teams and experience in technologies such as NestJS, Golang, MongoDB, Graph QL, Kubernetes and Docker.

The Role

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll be part of a cross-functional team that’s responsible for the full development life cycle, from conception to deployment, across our suite of entertainment verticals. As a Back-end Engineer, you should be the go-to within the team around back-end coding languages, and development frameworks - you will be on point to produce scalable structural solutions, allowing us to deploy best-in-class products to our customers.


  • Collaborate with product managers and others to ideate software solutions
  • Translate these business/customer requirements into technical solutions
  • Resolve complex technical issues and drive innovations that improve system availability, resilience and performance.
  • Design, code, test, debug and document applications using a mix of agile and waterfall development practices
  • Working hand-in-hand with front-end developers to ensure successful deployment or solutions
  • Testing software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency

Essential Skills And Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Senior Backend Engineer or similar role
  • Working knowledge of NestJS framework, languages such as Golang and GraphQL, and technologies such as Kubernetes/Docker.
  • Degree level qualification in Computer Science, Mathematics or other relatable pursuit
  • Natural problem-solver with a keen eye for detail
  • An ability to prioritise and work on concurrent multiple projects at any one time.
  • An analytical mind

Nice -to- Have Skills And Qualifications

  • Love of games/entertainment
  • Comfort with working remotely on a full-time basis
  • Experience working with Blockchain, NFT, and/or Cryptocurrency technologies.

Gala is an equal opportunity employer and adopts a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all current and prospective employees regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better business outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all staff. From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Fully Remote and Location Independence
  • US Based Employees (Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance)
  • Paid Parental Leave


If you have the experience and the drive to join our team then please submit a resume and cover letter by clicking the apply button below!

Gala does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies. Gala will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees.

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