Game Backend Programmer

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Programming and Development
South East UK
Splash Damage
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As a game backend programmer, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining server-side features on a large multiplayer PC game in a well-known franchise. You will implement game features from inception (initial design discussions, specification) to completion (design approved, code reviewed, test passed) in autonomy, as well as maintaining existing ones. You will frequently work with other disciplines (Gameplay, QA, Production, Design) to ensure the features are realized at a high level of quality and stability.

Responsibilities at a glance

Design, implement and maintain new server-side features
Work in collaboration with client-side and other gameplay programmers
Work with the design team to define requirements
Ensure features are developed in a scalable and maintainable way with high quality code
Essential Skills and Experience

Proficient in Python
Good knowledge of server architectures, network protocols and databases
Good sense of software architecture, design patterns, code quality
Experience or interest in game development
At least 2 years of professional experience
Preferred Skills and Experience

Knowledge of C++
Experience with high-load server-side applications
Experience with large codebases or distributed development
If possible, please attach/link to code samples or personal projects demonstrating your programming skills. Note that Senior positions are also available.

Perks & Benefits

Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Referral fee

Contact Details:
Splash Damage
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