Senior Backend Programmer

Games Jobs - Programming - Iceland

Job Title Senior Backend Programmer
Job Category Tools,Network / Online / Server,Core Technology,Database / SQL
Job Description CCP is looking to add a strong industry experienced Backend Programmer to its Programming team in the Newcastle Studio. The studio is currently working on EVE Valkyrie which is a fast paced space dogfighting shooter enhanced through the use of VR hardware and is entering new territory for mainline game development. For this exciting and ground-breaking project we require a confident and talented "full stack" engineer to take on responsibility for all the backend development requirements. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Designing, developing and maintaining scalable backend services to support a high number of concurrent gamers
  • Developing and improving the architecture of the server side technology stack, pipelines and processes
  • Constantly test and profile to ensure the stability, scalability, security and performance of the backend services
  • Ensuring continuity of service and maintaining the security of all systems
  • Understanding the requirements of the game, and using these to create a prioritized backlog of backend development tasks
  • Communicating effectively about the backend services with a multi-disciplinary game team

Experience / Skills Required:
  • A proven track record of delivering high quality, real-time online game projects
  • Experience of the full game-development cycle, from requirements gathering and design through to implementation, deployment, testing, launch and live operations
  • Experience with designing scalable REST-ful web APIs
  • Experience of working with large volume relational databases
  • Extensive practical knowledge of Python, Java or C# in a professional environment for 5+ years
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience in the live deployment of complex web services
  • Passionate about gaming
  • Good English skills

Advantageous Skills:
  • Experience of managing or mentoring one or more less-experienced programmers
  • Experience creating web services using ASP.NET
  • Experience of working in an Agile development environment
  • Familiarity with Test Driven Development and Unit Testing

Application deadline is Wednesday, July 2nd.
Salary Based on Experience
Location Iceland
Job Category Programming
Date posted 08/10/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of CCP Games using their internal reference Senior Backend Programmer.
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