Software Engineer - Platform

Palo Alto, CA | Platform Engineering

Job Description

Software Engineer - Platform

Machine Zone’s platform group is creating the next generation of communication platform where players from around the world communicate seamlessly in real-time and across languages barriers. We are looking for talented engineers who share this passion and have the can-do attitude to bring these efforts to fruition. 

We have a fast paced, dynamic environment where collaboration is key.  You should be able to write efficient production grade code with an eye for performance benchmarks and have a willingness to learn, owning your endeavors and proactively improving features or practices where you see need for improvement. We are looking for someone who thrives under aggressive deadlines and wants to go beyond the status quo to deliver innovative products that advance the state of MMORPG communication.


  • Work on game platform, server side and client side game code
  • Creating API’s for in-house modules and moving existing code towards a service based architecture. Creating new and custom variants of in-house platform for varying uses
  • Writing libraries that could be packaged, installed and used
  • Maintaining a crowdsourcing platform and improving its performance
  • Maintaining and improving translation modules
  • Creating front end UI’s


  • 5+ years of experience, Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Technical skill toolbelt should include software development experience in one of C/C++. Scripting in PHP/Lua
  • Experience creating API’s, interfacing existing software, and writing libraries
  • Experience with crowdsourcing solutions and associated automation
  • Experience in client side and server side JS technologies
  • Should have good coding practices. Experience with improving efficiency of code keeping performance factors in consideration
  • Writing design specifications, unit tests, maintaining documentation and performing code reviews


  • Must have worked on games, preferably MMORPG’s
  • Have 2+ years of experience working with Machine Learning libraries, toolkits and associated open source software
  • Use of SCRUM-based process and XP experience
  • Experience in applied Machine Learning (ML) and NLP
  • Hands on experience with ML toolkits like R/Weka
  • Erlang OTP experience

Refer a Friend:

We rely on your referrals for our success, and to show our appreciation, Machine Zone offers a Referral Bonus Program.  If you refer someone to us for a full-time position and we hire them, you will receive a $1000 referral bonus after 90 days of successful employment. Certain rules, restrictions, and eligibility requirements apply. To make a referral or to learn more about the Referral Bonus Program, please contact us at [[redacted]].

Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and flexible vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars, and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, video games… and more!

About Us:

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly known as Addmired, Inc.) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world. Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including Game of War - Fire Age, iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, Global War, Race or Die 2, among others. To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games and is the recipient of the 2010 Crunchies Award (Techcrunch) for Best Bootstrapped Startup. Machine Zone operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

We are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for our gamers.  We continue to expand our teams and look for top talent around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company.  Come and be part of the revolution!


Machine Zone does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources.  Machine Zone will not pay fees for unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Machine Zone and will be processed accordingly without fee.


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