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Incubation Game Services Engineering Architect

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Do you love the foundational technology we use to build games and services? Do you enjoy collaborating with engineers, designers and artists, learning about their needs, and developing innovative solutions? Are you invested in building large, scalable game services backends? 
As a Game Services Engineering Architect, you will help architect and build the game service backends of Bungie’s next generation of titles. You will work together with Game Services Leadership to identify risks and scale needs. Helping determine which investments to make by collaborating with team members, and building relationships and alignment among multiple Central Tech, game, and operations stakeholders.

We are a small team without strict lines, you will have many opportunities to contribute to different areas: architect, developer, performance engineer, DevOps specialist, and play tester to name a few...


  • Ability to design and build game services technology, starting from the perspective of the player experience
  • Ability to deliver production-quality code, workflows, and tools across multiple tech stacks in C++ and C# codebases
  • Ability to provide technical guidance to teammates and product leadership
  • Future management for a few engineers, including mentorship, constructive feedback, and career development guidance. Don’t worry, we’ll help you learn this space.


  • Proven professional experience as a software engineer working with a multi-tier server architecture product that supports a high volume of concurrent users
  • Experience with high-scale, high-performance service development in C#, C++, Java, or another object-oriented language
  • Experience using various storage technologies (such as SQL/No-SQL) and data streaming technologies (such as Kafka/RabbitMQ)
  • Works well in a collaborative culture where everyone is a supported member of the team working towards a common set of goals.
  • Ability to communicate with customers of different technical and non-technical backgrounds to help them navigate technology and achieve their goals


  • Experience with a variety of current game engines building for many platforms (PC, Console, Mobile)
  • Experience with “games as a service” online game development
  • Experience leading (direct management, mentoring, or guiding) engineers
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Washington State Pay Range
$200,000$235,000 USD
Bungie full-time employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

International FTE employees receive competitive benefits.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

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