Staff Software Engineer, Team Lead at Helika

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Staff Software Engineer, Team Lead Helika. About Helika:. Helika provides industry leading solutions to help studios build, grow, and optimize their games. We are an industry-leading data analytics, marketing, and game management platform that focuses on solving these main challenges for studios:. Driving scalable profitable User Acquisition via . Helika Acquire . Providing comprehensive insights that lead to a holistic understandings of a game’s ecosystem via . Helika Analyze. Providing the tools to create compelling and engaging user experiences via . Helika Engage. Optimizing user experiences to improve player engagement, retention, and monetization via . Helika Optimize. Programmatically creating contextual experiences relative to segments and individual users via . Helika AI. Regardless of technical or analytical expertise, studios can double down on what's working, cut what isn't, and spend more time building the best games with Helika. . Helika is one tool to solve all data problems for Game Studios.. About the Role:. As our Staff Software Engineer, Team Lead, you will play a key role in shaping and enhancing the Helika platform. Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining scalable and efficient full-stack solutions that drive our platform's functionality and performance. Working with a tech stack that includes Python, JavaScript, FastAPI, and AWS, you will lead a team of talented engineers, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to deliver innovative features and solutions that address the evolving needs of our clients.. Key Responsibilities:. Lead the Design and Implementation of Full-Stack Solutions:. Architect and develop robust and scalable full-stack applications using Python, JavaScript, and FastAPI.. Collaborate with data, frontend, and backend engineers to ensure seamless integration of features and functionalities.. Review PRs across different engineering pods and document knowledge for team context sharing.. Implement best practices for code quality, performance, and security across the entire stack.. Drive Technical Innovation and Excellence:. Stay updated on emerging technologies and industry trends to drive technical innovation within the team.. Propose and implement solutions to optimize system architecture, performance, and scalability.. Mentor junior engineers and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.. Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams:. Work closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into technical solutions.. Collaborate with QA engineers to ensure the quality and reliability of the platform.. Participate in code reviews, sprint planning, and other Agile ceremonies to ensure timely delivery of features and enhancements.. Requirements:. Proven experience (8+ years) as a Full-Stack Engineer with a strong background in designing and developing complex web applications.. Expertise in Python and JavaScript, with experience using frameworks like FastAPI for backend development.. Proficiency in frontend development using modern JavaScript frameworks such as React.js or Vue.js.. Experience with cloud services, particularly AWS, and containerization technologies like Docker.. Strong understanding of software engineering best practices, including Agile methodologies, code versioning tools (e.g., Git), and CI/CD pipelines.. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.. Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.. Passion for gaming and a keen interest in leveraging technology to enhance gaming experiences.. Why Join Helika?. The Most Powerful Partner in Gaming:. Empowering the Gaming Universe with Cutting-Edge Insights and Next-Level AI Optimization.. At Helika, our mission is to revolutionize the gaming industry by providing unparalleled analytics, game management infrastructure, and AI-driven optimization solutions. We provide the tools that empower studios to create and sustain fun and enduring games.As part of our team, you will work alongside innovative minds, enjoy opportunities for professional growth, and contribute significantly to an exciting, fast-paced industry. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing an empowering environment for all our team members. Many top AAA studios, including Yuga Labs, Animoca Brands, Ubisoft, Wildcard, Treasure, Proof of Play, Azra Games, and more rely on Helika to support their core analytics and data infrastructure needs. Helika is backed by top VC firms including Pantera, Diagram Ventures, Sfermion, Sparkle Ventures, Big Brain Holdings, Fenbushi and Builder Capital.