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Programming Vacancies

Network Programmer - Oxford Ref 926

11-06-2019

Our client in an outstanding office in Oxford is currently looking for an expert Network Programmer to work on multiple AAA titles currently in development for all platforms.This role includes designing 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 helpful. Experience with cloud facilities such as AWS or Azure would be an advantage but is not essential.

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.

What you will do:


  • 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


  • What we need from you:


    • 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


    • If this the job for you please forward your CV to Bonnie@big-planet.biz quoting reference 926.

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