Senior Backend Developer (Wargaming Partnership)

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Areas of Expertise:
Business Operations, Programming and Development, Web Development
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage

Located in the London borough of Bromley, Splash Damage is all about crafting the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. Our recent projects include our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb as well as Gears of War 4. We're growing our studio for an exciting new project with our partner Wargaming and are looking for talented and passionate developers to help create them.

We look after our staff with a comprehensive package of perks and benefits, and have been awarded The Sunday Times's Best Companies accreditation three years running.

We believe our teams create better experiences when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that.

The Role

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Backend Engineers at Splash Damage are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the online services that power our award winning live-service multiplayer games.

As a senior backend engineer on our ambitious multiplayer PC game set in the Wargaming universe you will work within game feature teams, collaborating closely with other disciplines such as design, gameplay and UI, to create online services to drive game features such as matchmaking, purchasing, inventories, presence and much more. With a strong focus on scalability and performance, you will be responsible for owning the implementation of key backend systems and services. Your work will be central to powering our gaming experience.

We believe that constantly improving our skills is an essential part of the job and offer regular leadership, management and mentoring training opportunities.

You excel at

- Designing, implementing and maintaining backend systems and services like matchmacking and leaderboards

- Taking ownership of features and autonomously driving them to completion.

- Working in collaboration with client-side programmers and other non technical team members

- Ensuring features are developed in a scalable and maintainable way

- Writing documentation and unit tests

- Mentoring less experienced programmers

- Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving and highly-focused team.

You have

- Experience with software architecture and code quality

- Good knowledge of server architectures and client/server application development

- Experience or interest in game development

- Extensive professional experience

- The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.

- Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise.

Even better if you also have

- Knowledge of C++

- Knowledge of Python

- Experience with network gameplay programming

- Experience with high-load server-side applications

- Experience with large codebases or distributed development

- Knowledge of Linux systems.


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