Online Programmer - Games - North UK

Games Jobs - Programming - North

Job Title Online Programmer - Games - North UK
Skills Required Programming
Job Description Location – North UK

Job Type – Permanent

Format – Cross Platform

Salary – DOE, includes relocation.

ONLINE PROGRAMMER

The successful candidate will work within a collaborative multidiscipline environment implementing online gameplay and backend server features that meet the requirements of the project’s Lead Designer and Lead Programmer.



Requirements:

  • Passionate about playing and making games.
  • Excellent C/C++ programming skills, with good knowledge of object oriented development.
  • Experience with commonly used development tools such as Visual Studio and perforce.
  • Able to plan and estimate their own tasks and ensure timely delivery of work.
  • Self-motivated and pro-active with a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent industry experience.
  • Proven commercial software development experience with significant involvement in 1 published game in an online or network programming capacity.
  • Knowledge of common algorithms, data structures and patterns, and the ability to apply them to problems while keeping constraints and performance in mind.
  • Able to analyse unfamiliar code of a reasonable complexity to understand and extend the functionality of an existing module.
  • Has knowledge of different software development methods such as Test Driven Development, Unit Testing, Agile etc…
  • Proven ability to debug defects of a reasonable complexity.
  • Experience solving online issues related to latency, bandwidth utilization and synchronization of game objects.
  • Experience of online community support, e-commerce, downloadable content also beneficial.




Responsibilities:

  • Assist with investigation, design and implementation of class-leading online features.
  • Implement practical and timely solutions that meet the game design and technical requirements.
  • Implement code that is modular, self-contained, and defensive and observes the technical constraints on the system.
  • Work as a key part of an agile development team, taking responsibility for organising and planning their own work.
  • Ensure coding standards are followed, and help to enforce good programming practices within the engineering team.
  • Maintain technical documentation for the engineering team as well as other disciplines.
  • Optimise code and data for memory usage and performance as required.
  • Write debugging tools for programmers, level designers and artists.
  • Keeps abreast of changes related to online gaming within the industry.




To apply please send a CV to <a href=mailto:officemanager@opmjobs.com>officemanager@opmjobs.com</a>

Max Hurd - Programming Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214420

Email: <a href=mailto:Max@opmjobs.com>Max@opmjobs.com</a>

Skype: max.hurd.opm

LinkedIn: <a href=http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm>http://uk.linkedin.com/in/maxhurdopm</a>

Twitter: OPM_Programming
Salary DOE
Location North
Job Category Programming
Date posted 24/04/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 2724.
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