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Lead Backend Programmer– PC Console – Scotland

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Employer OPM Response
Category Programmers
Salary DOE
Location Other

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.




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.




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.