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Full Stack Game Engineer

Talofa Games

Talofa Games

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Talofa is seeking a Fullstack Game Engineer to work on our fitness game, Run Legends, as well as new games in the fitness gaming space. We’re looking for someone passionate about working with a collaborative remote-first team and in an agile live-ops environment.

This role is responsible for building scalable systems for a live-services game and providing engineering and technical support for the other developers.

About Talofa:

  • Our award-winning team won the grand prize for the Niantic Beyond Reality Contest in 2019 and has gotten extensive press coverage from VentureBeat, Digital Trends, ScreenRant, and more.
  • We’re VC-backed in the seed stage and have raised several rounds of funding from top Venture Capital firms.  
  • Our mission is to make players mentally and physically healthier, and our first game, Run Legends, amassed over 300,000 downloads in less than 3 months and was featured in the App Stores as one of the "Best New Games".
  • Together, we’ve created independent games for the last 10 years with over 10 million downloads on the Apple App and Google Play Stores.
  • Watch us talk about how we got started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvbsAf3BlrM


  • Create game backend for a live-operated mobile game, using technologies such as Playfab, Microsoft Azure, Unity, C# and GitLab CI/CD pipelines 
  • Create and document technical designs as needed for new features and communicate across departments. 
  • Develop responsive Web game websites
  • Work together with the engineering, art, narrative, and design teams to ensure that the final product is reflective of the game vision.
  • Perform code reviews and be willing to pair and work with other team members regularly.


  • 2+ years of professional experience in Software Engineering 
  • Familiarity with the Unity game engine 

Nice to have:

  • An enthusiasm for running or gamified fitness products and games for social impact
  • Understanding of DevOps (CI/CD Pipelines, Automation, etc.)
  • Experience using Jira, Confluence, and Slack as work tools 
  • Professional development experience with Web Stack (REACT, REST API, DB etc.) 
  • Professional development experience with cloud technologies such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, or similar services
  • Curiosity about the use of emerging tech (AI, ML, UGC, Blockchain, etc.) in games

If you’re seriously interested in this position, please email careers+serious@talofagames.com with your resume and cover letter in addition to applying here.