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Network Programmer - UK

Salary:
DOE
Sector:
Programming & Development
Job Type:
Permanent
Region:
United Kingdom
Location:
Oxford
Ref #:
C18106
Post Date:
21-03-2021 11:18 AM

Benefits Package

Bonus scheme
Holiday Allowance
Pension scheme
Product Discounts
Relocation Package
Travel Supplements

This role includes developing and maintaining in-game networking, dedicated game servers and cloud-based backend services such as matchmaking, analytics and telemetry.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in embedded C/C++, ideally in the games industry. Experience of using Playstation Network (PSN), Xbox LIVE, Steamworks and/or similar APIs for matchmaking, stats and leaderboards in online multiplayer games preferred. Experience of TCP and UDP socket programming and/or RESTful services in production code is preferred. Experience with cloud services such as AWS or Azure would be an advantage but is not required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

First class or 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other science-related subject would be preferred. Candidates with other degrees and those without higher academic qualifications are still encouraged to apply if they meet all of the experience criteria above.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and develop network code for next generation consoles, desktop and mobile platforms
  • Integrate with APIs such as Playstation Network, Xbox LIVE and Steamworks
  • Develop and maintain cloud services
  • Maintain existing code for multiplayer and online functionality
  • General multiplayer game programming and testing
  • General engine programming

 

SKILLS:

  • Strong C/C++ skills
  • Knowledge of Playstation Network, Xbox LIVE and/or Steamworks APIs
  • TCP and UDP socket programming
  • Experience using or developing RESTful APIs
  • Enthusiasm for games
  • Knowledge of network configuration (e.g. firewalls and routing tables) would be an advantage
  • Experience with AWS, Azure and/or the ELK stack would also be an advantage

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