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Backend Tech Lead

We are a mobile game company based in both Helsinki and Berlin creating world-class entertainment, by building a portfolio of hit games, while having fun with it. Since our launch in 2020, our first chart-topping game Merge Mansion has been entertaining over 50 million players worldwide, and we have grown into a team of over 200.

Our mission is to entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades, with our games, and also through our creative marketing, community, and beyond.

We’re ordinary people crafting extraordinary games with passion and ambition, united by our culture of trust, psychological safety and wellbeing.

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We are looking for a Backend Tech Lead to drive the development of Merge Mansion’s backend and infrastructure. Joining the Backend Tech team, you will provide clear direction and a roadmap for development, ensuring the team understands their responsibilities and aligns with our objectives. You'll collaborate closely with our Tech Services team, feature teams, and other departments, fostering teamwork and smooth progress.

More about Metacore crafts:


  • Develop the roadmap for the backend of Merge Mansion along with different stakeholders
  • Be accountable for the backend of Merge Mansion, identify and drive different needs to build a secure, stable and scalable game servers
  • Leading the Backend Tech team by providing support and and feedback to foster professional growth and effective teamwork
  • Being a manager for Backend and Frontend Developers working in the team
  • Act as the Recruitment Manager for future needs of the team
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including internal multi discipline teams, technical teams and 3rd party service providers
  • Engaging in hands-on development on tasks, projects and fixing bugs as needed
  • Conducting analysis on backend & infra systems
  • Ensuring adherence to code conventions and guidelines
  • Define metrics for success and be accountable for their development


  • Proven background in technical leadership roles, especially within experienced teams
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Technologies, especially AWS
  • Experience in developing games or products that have reached scale and are operated live
  • Development experience encompassing backend, frontend, and infrastructure
  • Experience working with Client/Server architectures, stateful and stateless servers.
  • Proficient with C# and .NET, and familiar with web development frameworks such as Vue and/or React
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation and testing procedures
  • Well versed with modern infrastructure stack, including technologies such as Terraform, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Knowledge working with databases (MySQL, Postgre, Amazon RDS)
  • Great communication and cooperation skills, coupled with strong organizational abilities and a customer-centric approach
  • Previous experience with game development is seen as an advantage

What We Offer

  • Workplace where we aim high, without taking ourselves too seriously
  • Autonomy and accountability with support to foster professional development
  • Great opportunities to grow with the company
  • Work-life balance and strong emphasis on wellbeing
  • Approachable leaders with low ego
  • Flexible hybrid workplace where people enjoy working at the office


  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Relocation: Relocating to Finland expected, full support provided
  • Work model: Mix of office and remote work
  • Working language: English

Sounds about right? Then let’s talk!

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Our culture

Our culture is based on trust, psychological safety and wellbeing. At Metacore, autonomy and accountability go firmly hand in hand, and we cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace where you can be yourself.

We are inclusive, collaborative, and humble and think “we” before “me”. We enable focus through transparency and ownership. We aim high, and aspire to be nothing less than the best game company in the world to work for.

To create even better games, communities and entertainment, we welcome talent with diverse experiences, who are passionate about their roles and bold in their ambition.

We have collectively defined our culture and values, and we uphold them together, every day.

Read more about our culture
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Our equal opportunity statement

To entertain hundreds of millions of people for decades, we need diverse teams that understand our diverse audiences. The key to unleash our creativity is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture of trust where Metacoreans from all walks of life can be themselves. We celebrate our differences and believe they are the strength that drives us forward.

We are committed to offering equal opportunities for all, regardless of background, age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family status, education, socioeconomic status or any other characteristic. We build and maintain a workplace and industry free of harassment and discrimination.

We also aspire to have DE&I as a fundamental part of our game design process to enable us to create even better and more inclusive games, communities and entertainment.
If you require any support or have specific needs during the application process, please don't hesitate to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

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