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Get a job: Turbine is hiring an experienced Android Engineer

The house that built Lord of the Rings Online and the Infinite Crisis MOBA seeks to hire a senior Android engineer to work on mobile projects at its Needham, Massachusetts office.

June 22, 2016

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Senior Android EngineerTurbine, Inc.

Location: Needham, MA

Turbine, Inc. seeks a Senior Android Engineer for its Needham, MA development studio.

In this position, you will have a hands on role in defining and implementing key game systems and features, as well as integrating existing libraries or services. You will focus on client side technologies, porting to iOS/Android, and optimizing performance for mobile devices.

This position requires close collaboration with all other disciplines to help capture, develop and communicate a coherent vision of our game systems, features and tools. You will also be a leader in establishing best practices, assisting / mentoring other engineers on the team and identifying problem areas / opportunities for improvement in the codebase.  We are looking for candidates with a passion for games and game development.


  • Assist in setting performance targets and optimize performance for all mobile devices

  • Port and maintain systems for iOS and Android platforms

  • Game system / feature design & implementation.

  • Library / Service integration.

  • General game development programming, including UI, and debugging.

  • Prototype new gameplay ideas and concepts.

  • Implement robust, flexible, and well-architected systems.

  • Requirements Gathering / Documentation.

  • Assess middleware and 3rd party mobile technology solutions.

  • Adhere to and promote Unity best practices

  • Review the work of other mobile engineers to ensure adherence to design, patterns and coding standards.

  • Work closely with other team members, and take technical feedback.

  • Participate in development scheduling and hit deadlines for assigned tasks.


  • 4+ years of game industry experience.  Solid programming skills and passion for making games.

  • 2+ years Unity development experience, using the 4.x and 5.x platform.

  • Experience with Mobile development is a must. Candidate should have shipped at least two mobile games on Android and iOS.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Solid knowledge of C#.

  • Strong practical knowledge of mobile, platforms middleware technologies, strengths and weaknesses.

  • Experience with client technologies and user interface development, including mobile input handlers

  • Able to work effectively in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment.  Able to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical team members.

  • Deep knowledge of common data structures and algorithmic solutions.

  • Deep knowledge of software design practices including modular architecture, event-driven architecture, and software design patterns.

  • Extensive experience working with internal and externally developed code.

  • Extensive experience with self-testing to minimize and fix issues, strong problem solving / debugging skills.

  • Effective documentation and presentation skills.

  • Strong performance optimization experience.

  • Ability to work unsupervised and assist other engineers as needed.


  • Experience writing GLSL shaders

  • Experience with PostgreSQL and MongoDB

  • Experience with RESTful web services

  • Familiarity with network protocols and non-blocking IO.

  • Familiarity with Linux/Cloud computing.

  • Proficient with Java, C++, Objective C, or Javascript.

  • Proficient with 3D math including linear algebra (vector math, matrices).

  • Experience with high concurrency server processing

  • Database design and implementation skills.

  • Experience building asynchronous or synchronous multiplayer games.

  • Experience in tools development and content pipeline development.

Interested? Apply now.

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