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Senior Backend Engineer - Berlin



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
SLAY, founded in December 2022, has swiftly made its mark in the mobile world. In 2023, we developed several apps and games that reached the #1 spot in the App Store across 3 continents.

Backed by some of the world's most esteemed investors, including Accel, Scooter Braun, Scott Belsky, and Ilkka Paananen, SLAY is rapidly growing and reaching millions of users. We're looking to bring together the smartest individuals to achieve our mission to redefine the social gaming landscape.


Join us at SLAY and experience the thrill of engineering on a massive scale. Our apps and games are global leaders, and as a Backend Engineer specializing in Node.js and TypeScript, you'll be tasked with designing and developing systems to manage huge volumes of traffic and complex data. Your work is crucial in scaling our platforms, presenting an exciting challenge for any engineer eager to make a significant impact.

Cross-Platform Integration Expertise

Your role involves ensuring seamless integration across our iOS and Android platforms. You'll be responsible for refining and enhancing our core systems, creating consistent user experiences across all devices. Your skills will be key in aligning mobile development with backend infrastructure, essential for smooth and engaging user interactions.

Innovation And Feature Development

As a Backend Engineer at SLAY, you'll be instrumental in developing innovative features that set our products apart in the competitive market. Your work will directly influence how users engage with our games and apps, contributing to our position as industry leaders.

Cultivating Continuous Learning And Growth

At SLAY, we prioritize staying ahead of technological trends and fostering a culture of continuous learning. Here, you’ll find an environment that not only supports but demands ongoing professional development, ensuring you're always at the forefront of high-scale technology.


5+ Years of Experience: Demonstrated expertise in backend development, especially with Node.js and TypeScript.

  • Tech Stack Mastery: Proficiency in distributed systems like RabbitMQ/Kafka, ScyllaDB/Cassandra, and Postgres.
  • First Principle Thinking: Ability to dissect complex problems and devise innovative solutions.
  • Urgency & Commitment: A high drive for results, managing tight deadlines effectively.
  • Scalability Focus: Experience in developing and scaling systems for massive user bases.
  • Collaborative Innovation: A collaborative approach to feature development and problem-solving.
  • Continuous Learning: Eagerness to keep up with emerging tech trends and contribute to a culture of improvement.


  • Salary: You'll earn more than in your previous job.
  • Prime Berlin Office: Our Berlin Mitte office boasts state-of-the-art amenities, including Apple Studio Displays and Herman Miller chairs.
  • Full Commute Reimbursement: We cover 100% of your commuting costs.
  • Gym Membership: Stay fit and healthy on us.
  • Visa Sponsorship & Assistance: We support your visa process and guide you through all the paperwork.
  • Stock Options: Benefit from our competitive stock option program.
  • Bureaucratic Support: Assistance with German social security, tax forms, and other necessary paperwork.