Sr Server Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

SENIOR SERVER ENGINEER: With expertise in all areas of game programming, our engineers are adept at writing code from scratch as well as working with middleware and existing tools. Our flexibility allows us to partner with our clients to determine the best technology plan that enables the successful execution of each project. We are seeking a Senior Server Engineer to join our talented studio members in tackling some of the most diverse and exciting online projects. Past projects have ranged from VR & AR games to large-scale theme park installations. You’ll report to the Chief Technology Officer and work alongside other Senior and Principal Engineers to help foster an environment where team members are excited to grow their careers and continue to launch engaging high-quality projects. We’re looking for someone who is excited about mentoring game engineers who are at early stages of their careers.

Expectations of Senior level roles: You are an expert in your discipline and share your knowledge with the studio. You have formed strong relationships inside and outside of the studio that allow you to leverage your expertise for the greatest impact. You think strategically about your craft and contribute heavily to your discipline community. You can be relied upon by the CTO to represent your craft discipline. You consistently build highly productive relationships by respecting your team members and clients, while effectively giving and addressing feedback. You set a high bar for delivery and hold others accountable, leveling up your team. You do this by demonstrating humility and empathy, building others’ trust in you, and defaulting to trusting others. You maintain composure in the face of change and challenges. You are deeply familiar with development methodologies and best practices. You identify and help improve faulty processes. You help solve problems. You drive consensus and move your projects toward their goals. You recognize and build off others’ contributions. Others consistently look to you as a leader (whether or not you are formally in that role). You quickly resolve conflicts, involving yourself or among others. You use empathy to seek understanding and common ground. You are a prime example to others of what a member of your discipline should be, and you actively promote those values. You respect and empathize with your colleagues and clients.

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 5 years of gaming industry and/or relevant technical experience • Experience writing client-server and/or peer-to-peer game applications • Experience building backend systems for large scale games or similar systems that can handle tens of thousands concurrent users. • Solid understanding on how to prevent intrusions, SQL and code injections, cheating, etc. • Good working knowledge of several of the following C/C++, REST APIs, API Gateways, Node.js, SQL. • Deep understanding of algorithms, performance, and optimization.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: • Strong mentoring and guidance skills to create an environment for engineers to continually reach new heights within their career • Passionate about games and game programming • Excellent documentation skills • Unity3d and/or UE4 experience a plus • Successful leadership roles in building complex software systems for shipped titles • Hands-on experience working with Agile development methods • Outstanding communication skills

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