Service Developer

Montréal studio

COVID-19: This role is a full-time, permanent position in our Montréal studio. Currently, our Montréal team is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll continue to follow local government guidelines to keep our team safe. However, this position will not be remote in the long term. Once we're able to return to normal work conditions, this role will be onsite in Montréal.

Phoenix Labs MTL is looking to hire an experienced Service Developer. The successful candidate must have strong communication skills, be able to work side by side with programmers, designers and production staff, and be passionate about owning a reliable high-traffic web application and game code to support a player experience on PC, console, and mobile. The Service Developer will be responsible for the design and implementation of robust, secure, and scalable web services, as well as client side integration of these services into player-facing applications.


  • Work with project leads in cross-discipline teams, to design, implement, and support reliable, secure, and scalable backend web services.
  • Design, implement, and support the integration of third party online services into client and server applications.
  • Create and maintain online services such as telemetry pipelines.
  • Make architectural recommendations for performance, stability, and security.
  • Ensure systems are in place to monitor application performance and detect defects in the live product.
  • Assist with planning, estimation, and distribution of work.
  • Help integrate the service into client-facing applications.
  • Help Production develop schedules and determine milestones.


  • Experience developing in Python; or other similar server-side languages.
  • Experience building and consuming Web services (REST).
  • Experience with multiple types of data persistence (relational, key-value, caching).
  • Experience deploying and supporting applications on cloud platforms (Google, AWS).
  • Minimum 5+ years experience building online services.
  • Experience developing in C++ (Unreal Engine) a plus.
  • Self-starter who works well within a creative team.


  • Experience architecting scalable solutions to support high-traffic and high-bandwidth load.
  • Experience supporting a live service with frequent refreshes of content and code.
  • Experience planning for secure online deployments and operations.
  • Experience with analytics, data-driven product evolution and machine learning.
  • Experience with container-based or serverless deployment (Docker/Kubernetes, Lambda/Cloud Functions).
  • Experience with multiple web technology stacks and SaaS models.
  • Interest in developing in Rust.

About Phoenix Labs:

We make games because we love them, and because we love the way they bring people together.

When we established Phoenix Labs in 2014, it was with the hope of creating a place where diverse teams of people could come together to build deep multiplayer games. We've assembled an experienced, passionate team of developers across our studios in Vancouver, BC, Montréal, QC, San Mateo, CA, and Los Angeles, CA.

Our first game, Dauntless, launched in 2019, and was the first game ever to release with true crossplay and cross-progression. Since then, we've watched our community grow to 25 million players across four platforms. We're also backed by Garena, our long-time partner and one of the largest forces for gaming in Southeast Asia and emerging markets.

Learn more about our multi-studio strategy

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