Lead Online Engineer

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Certain Affinity Inc.
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Lead Online Engineer

Lead Online Engineer

Engineering  Austin, Texas


Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? How about more than one? Certain Affinity is an exclusive Austin studio comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans committed to a solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing multiple AAA FPS products. In addition we are creating compelling new games of our own.

Certain Affinity is actively recruiting for a Lead Online Engineer. In this role at Certain Affinity, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers as well as building high-profile, AAA online games. Ideally you will be an experienced lead. If this interests you and sounds like something you are passionate about apply today!


  • Lead a small team of engineers at a variety of experience levels
  • Turn ambiguous technical requirements into well-defined tasks that are delivered on time
  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and producers to prioritize, schedule, and assign tasks to the engineering team
  • Hire and mentor less experienced engineers, providing feedback and career growth and development opportunities
  • Lead by example; 75% hands-on programming, 25% people management
  • Facilitate team communication and collaboration
  • Help establish and evangelize departmental processes and best practices
  • Find efficient and creative solutions in existing code bases
  • Be responsible for your team’s network, memory, GPU and CPU footprint


  • 5+ years of professional programming experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience building online games
  • Proficient in C/C++
  • Experience with online game platforms, especially Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Steam
  • Understanding of protocols such as TCP, UDP and HTTP
  • Experience creating flexible client applications to communicate with a server back end
  • Comfortable working in a large established codebase
  • Able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision

Extra Credit

  • Console experience (XB1/PS4 preferred)
  • Development experience in Unreal 4
  • Experience in C# and Python
  • Passion for multiplayer action games

Contact Details:
Certain Affinity Inc.
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Contact: Recruitment Team

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