Python Back-End Engineer - Mobile/Social Games at FreshPlanet - Maker of the hit game SongPop

New York City,NY,United StatesNov 24, 2013

About Us:

FreshPlanet, creator of SongPop, has quickly become the leading social and mobile game developer in New York City. We’re a venture-backed, NYC–based startup that’s quickly attracted a global audience. We have a great mix of backgrounds, cultures, skills and experiences that fuel our success.

The company is developing and publishing apps and games around Pop Culture. Recently SongPop attracted over 85 million players around the world. We are currently working on exciting new apps and games.

Imagine a career with an organization that brings leading cloud based technologies to the world of mobile-social gaming. Small teams that have complete product ownership. Recent VC funding. New office space in the heart of the NYC tech community. A full benefits package with startup perks.

Our Mobile Engineers work closely with our product managers, designers and executive team to steer products from conception to launch and help define and lead the future of mobile-social gaming. You will be entrenched in the full life cycle of new products including ideation, design, development and release.

Technology Stack: Java, Android, Objective-C, ActionScript 3, Adobe AIR, Google Cloud Platform, Google App Engine, Python, NoSQL


  • Work within a small collaborative team of software engineers, designers and product managers in an agile environment to understand requirements, estimate level of effort, and plan out development tasks
  • Architect backend, high-concurrency, multithreaded, server-side systems
  • Create the core infrastructure that allows our mobile applications to perform and scale
  • Develop efficient, reusable, reliable, and scalable software
  • Optimize existing stack and architecture

Skills / Experience

  • Must have experience with Python (AppEngine, HTML and JavaScript a plus)
  • Experience with Python webservers, in particular with libraries like Django, Jinja2, webapp2 a plus
  • Broad architecture and development skills
  • Experience with NoSql databases (e.g. BigTable / AppEngine Datastore, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hbase, Couchbase, Riak)
  • Understanding of agile software development processes
  • Analytical and adept at problem solving with strong attention to detail
  • Experience building high-traffic systems
  • Strong interest in MV* architectures


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