Job Title –Lead Backend Programmer– PC Console – Scotland
Job Location – Edinburgh
Job Type – Permanent
Salary – Competitive
Job ID – 18419
OPM are working with an exciting studio based in Edinburgh looking for a Lead Backend Programmer
Based in Edinburgh you will be responsible for the design and implementation of the back-end architecture for the studio.
In addition to building and managing back-end programming team, this role involves hands-on development.
You will also liaise with third-parties and communicate back-end requirements and limitations to the wider development teams.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and lead development of our back-end architecture, including all the tools and services that will be required to support live operations.
Oversee the performance, scalability and network infrastructure for the back-end.
Build and manage our back-end programming team.
Educate the wider development team on the challenges and trade-offs associated with our back-end services, dealing with potential issues as early as possible in the development pipeline.
Liaise with third-parties across a wide range of infrastructural and service-related requirements.
Take a hands-on approach to implementing back-end tools and services.
Work with the lead gameplay networking programmer to ensure the game servers are correctly integrated with the back-end services and scaled according to demand.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Self-motivated and driven to creatively solve problems.
Strong communication skills, and comfortable working across teams.
Experience managing a technical team.
Extensive back-end design and programming experience.
Have taken at least one large-scale project through to live operations, preferably within the videogame industry.
Experience hosting back-end services in the cloud, preferably with AWS.