Server Engineer - Indie - Brighton

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Job Reference: BBBH3396
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Games Programming
Location: Brighton
Salary: Competitive Rate



We’ve been in business for 13 years and with a development team of over 120 people, we’re one of the largest independent studios in the UK.
We are looking for experienced server engineers to join our team help us build server technologies that power games played by millions of people all around the world.
Our experienced team creates highly scalable and resilient backend services built on cloud infrastructure. We take a huge amount of pride in what we do, focusing on technical quality and leveraging some of the latest technology and techniques.
We’re always looking to solve new technical challenges, whether it be real-time multiplayer on mobile or creating industry-leading tools that enable teams to continuously tune and update live games.
We value the ability to write reliable software and solve difficult problems over experience with a particular language so consider any background and can train you up in our stack. Primarily we develop microservices in dotnet core running on Docker containers on Linux managed with Kubernetes.


Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, deploy and manage scalable and high-availability backend services
  • Collaborate closely with client-side engineering team and game designers to plan game features
  • Contribute to the full game development lifecycle from design, planning, implementation, deployment and live operations
  • Troubleshoot and optimise live systems
  • Explore and learning new technologies, and contributing to studio-wide best practises


Requirements

We have intermediate and senior positions available for applicants with the following core abilities:

  • Highly proficient with C# .NET, or equivalent such as PHP, Java, C++ or Python with an interest of working in the modern dotnet core ecosystem
  • Experience developing online games, apps, websites or other online services
  • An understanding of cloud computing and scalable software
  • Familiarity with good development practices (source control, automated testing)
  • Passion; for gaming or online services in general. We're looking for someone who genuinely cares about the quality of the work they produce.


These skills are a plus but not required:

  • Knowledge of Redis, Azure Document, AWS DynamoDB, SQL or Elasticsearch.
  • Experience building and deploying applications to the Microsoft Azure or AWS platforms
  • An understanding of the techniques used for building high performance, scalable software
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and automated build procedures
  • Knowledge of Unity, C++, Android or iPhone development



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