Network Architect


Edinburgh City
Employment Type
Salary on application

This studio is one of the most exciting startups to emerge in recent years in the video games industry, and you can be a part of it almost from inception, getting in on the ground floor of something that you can guarantee will be big news.

Founded and run by battle hardened veterans of the industry, their skills forged in the fires of some of the worlds best known AAA studios, they're setting out on an ambitious mission to create a game like no other on a scale not seen before. With the technology and backing to build this, they're in pre-production and beginning prototyping and are missing one thing - you!

To develop the ground breaking open world project that they're working on, they need an experience Network Architect to plan and implement the network architecture for the project. This role involves both leading the network programming team and working with other technical teams to communicate the network requirements and limitations as well as working with third parties on server infrastructure.
You and your team will be developing core networking functionality, defining APIs and frameworks for the rest of the code team, bulding high performance, dependable networking sytems for the game.
You'll be working across the codebase, from low-level networking protocols, game-level systems and back-end server architecture.

To be successful in this role, you'll need to have excellent C++ skills and a background in video game network programming for console or PC, ideally on a large scale. You'll also have some experience in managing, leading and mentoring others.

What else you bring to the table in terms of skills and knowledge is up to you as whilst you'll be using AWS services – including some use of Lumberyard technologies such as GridMate or GameLift - with a lot of custom solutions as well - an appeal of the job is that much of that is yet to be worked through in detail, so you'll have a large role to play in deciding upon the technologies and architecture themselves.

As well as becoming an early member of the core team on an awesome new project, you can expect a competitive salary for the area, a decent work life balance, and other benefits. You'll also be working with, and have the opportunity to learn from, some of the best minds in the industry. Working on an AAA quality project, without being a small cog, lost in a large machine!

Relocation is provided and in exceptional circumstances, sponsorship is also possible.

Reference: ABRV-404660

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Consultant Stefan Kasanin

Stefan spends his days speaking to the very best Developers on the planet. When not recruiting he tends to keep his hands busy – he delivered a lamb when he was 10, completed Metal Gear Solid 2 in less than 2 hours (just missing the World Record) and has completed every CoD in Veteran mode since Modern Warfare. He can also swallow his own tongue without choking. In the office he is our meme and internet culture expert and knows the lyrics to every song ever...try and test him.