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Online Software Engineer

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Development
Salary Negotiable
Location UK - London

Our client entertains millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why they employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Our client are now looking for an Online Software Engineer to join their team and work on the next title. The Online Programmer is responsible for creating the features that create the connective tissue within their game.


This is a challenging role that may demand knowledge from multiple disciplines. The successful engineer should know about the different network topologies used in gaming, be able to write intelligent and efficient systems to handle limited bandwidth and poor network conditions, have architecture skills, understand the available network protocols used for communication, be capable of writing secure code, and have a good understanding of client server architecture, server applications and database management.

The engineer should also have great knowledge of 1st Party Online systems as well as 1st Party requirements for both Microsoft and Sony and understand what's needed to integrate these systems and requirements into an AAA game. Even though this role is in the online domain, the successful engineer must understand and be able to contribute to other areas of the game including Front End and gameplay systems.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable software engineering experience in the games industry.
  • Understanding of client/server architectures.
  • Able to communicate with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Able to own features and put together technical designs and software estimates.
  • Experience of scalable distributed systems, including performance & storage considerations.
  • Low-level networking knowledge.
  • Experience of MySQL.
  • Frostbite or Unreal engine experience is an advantage.

For more information about this excellent role contact Andy Jenkinson at andy@aswift.com or give us a call on 01709 834777.