Principal Engineer (Game Platform Startup)

Toronto, ON M6C 1R3

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Backend JS (e.g. Node), React, Senior Engineer, Typescript Job Number: 1779

Job Description

We're recruiting a Principal Engineer for an award winning gaming startup. This company is much more than your average app developer - they’re transforming the casual gaming industry with their platform. This 30 person company is backed by leading investors in the gaming industry.  

Position Highlights:

  • Our client has raised 30M VC from the most influential investors in the gaming industry. These investors will not only provide them the funds to support their rapid growth, but are also key strategic partners that will drive successful distribution

  • 30 employees with the 15 person engineering team based in Toronto. They have other offices in NYC & Waterloo. This is a unique opportunity to be based in Toronto and build what could become one of the next big game platform successes. 

  • Report to their Toronto-based CTO & Co-Founder. Great opportunity to build & scale the next big platform play in gaming. 

  • Tech Stack: React Native, Koltin Multi-Platform, GCP, Firebase, Typescript, Node.js, Redis, and Unity.


  • Senior engineer position that’s responsible at a system-level for scaling & performance.

  • Design, architect and develop backend services to support their fast-scaling network.

  • Improve application performance while also maintaining excellent code quality

  • Be a contributor in building the engineering culture and creating great products that customers love!

Desired Experience:

  • Large scale platform experience, ideally on high availability systems with 10s of 1000s of concurrent users. 

  • Experience designing and building high-quality backend platform services.

  • Working with a cross functional, high performing team of engineers, game developers, designers and product managers. 

Apply today or contact Brandon Shim-Ping, Director of Talent, at brandon AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.




About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development.

We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Uber ATG), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together.

 gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey. 

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Meet Your Recruiter

Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping joined the gdR team in 2013 and leads executive and IC searches in engineering, data science and security. 

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