Backend Developer (m/f/d) @ Dorado Games in Malta

Valletta, Malta (hybrid)
Software Development

We are DONE!Berlin, an international consulting company that specializes in helping fast-growing companies of all sizes navigate the ever-changing world of work. Among other things, we help our clients attract the best talent to their company.

Our client, Dorado Games is a well-established video games studio in Malta, and part of Stillfront Group Sweden – a stock market listed organisation consisting of over twenty international video game studios from around the world. The company’s focus is designing, developing and marketing online strategy games for all platforms: Their global strategy hit-game “Conflict of Nations: World War 3” is at the centre of their endeavours and constantly being refined and expanded across iOS, Android and PC/Steam.

For Dorado Games, we are seeking a talented backend developer to be part of their interdisciplinary team, developing and adding to their new line-up of online games, starting with CONFLICT OF NATIONS: WORLD WAR 3 and other unannounced titles.


At Dorado Games you can expect a professional environment utilizing a blend of both proven and new technologies. Dorado's game’s backend is based on a self-built Java game engine that is interfacing with other services written in Java and PHP, which they constantly extend and improve. Dorado's servers are running on a distributed architecture in the Google Cloud. Dorado's game clients are complex web applications, written in TypeScript and making use of the Vue.JS framework.

Your job would be to improve the existing backend and to create new services around it.


  • Developing the backend for new game features and properly integrating them with the frontend.
  • Writing code optimized for efficiency and maintainability that follow industry standards, primarily (but not solely) in Java.
  • Writing technical documentation for existing and planned game features.
  • Collaborating closely with all departments and key members to create and deliver an exceptional and involving online game play experience.


Must Have Skills:

  • 3 years experience
  • Excellent server-side Java
  • SQL knowledge
  • Writing and maintaining high-quality, scalable and maintainable code, adhering to international coding standards and best practices
  • Ability to articulate and document technical designs clearly and analytically
  • Good object oriented programming skills, familiarity with the most common design patterns
  • Ability to communicate effectively and objectively in English
  • Passion for video games

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in developing online multiplayer games
  • Familiarity with agile software development and scrum
  • Some experience with PHP
  • Experience with message queues (Kafka) and caching solutions (Redis, Memcached)
  • Experience with setting up CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Gradle, Docker, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the Linux
  • Skills in navigating and debugging complex infrastructures
  • Client side scripting skills (Javascript, Typescript)
  • Familiarity with the VueJS framework
  • Some frontend development experience with HTML5/CSS
  • Familiarity with developing and maintaining mobile applications (iOS, Android)
  • Familiarity with Spring Boot (Java Specific)


  • 4-day work week (Mon- Thur)
  • Hybrid (remote/home office optional)
  • Private health insurance coverage
  • Cool office & work events
  • Relocation support
  • Funds & so much more

Dorado Games is here to keep rocking the games market with new quality titles – and their team is the foundation for our success. If you tick most of the above boxes, and feel like working in a sunny and creative environment in the Mediterranean surrounded by people who are passionate about their creation, then send us your application, in English, along with a cover letter.

Updated: 12 hours ago
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