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Server Developer – PC and Console Games -UK

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: DOE
  • Category: Programmers
  • Posted: 01 December 2017

Job Title – Server Developer – PC and Console Games -UK

Location – Cambridge

Job Type – Permanent

Salary – Competitive

Job ID – 10891

OPM are collaborating with a valued client looking for an experienced Server Developer to join one of the UK’s leading Games development studios

In this varied role, you will be tasked with developing high performance online services for the games and supporting websites.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop high performance, high availability online services for games
Build and automate the management of software systems and database structures on public cloud services
Understand and maintain web-based systems using a broad range of technologies including Apache, PHP, MongoDB, Redis and MySQL
Create data and infrastructure tools that allow non-technical users to manage online services.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

Direct experience developing with server-based systems
Expertise programming in one of the following languages: PHP, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
Experience of administering open source infrastructure components such as relational databases, document stores, in-memory stores, firewalls, load balancers and networks
Comfortable with multi-dimensional data, time series and statistics

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

An understanding of games and how they work would be useful but is not essential
Process automation and general DevOps
Linux systems administration
Networking (TCP/UDP, Routing, NAT, Firewalls)
Tools for managing data changes and for testing & deploying code
Programming in C++, C#, Java, Go or Rust
Expertise in database architecture development including SQL
Building gaming, commerce, social networking or search systems
NoSQL databases (such as DynamoDB, Redis or MongoDB)
Developing systems on Amazon Web Services or other cloud infrastructures.
Performance & reliability optimisation of distributed systems
Web programming (HTML, CSS, Client-side JavaScript)
Maths (Stats or Mechanics), simulation or scientific programming.

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