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Senior Network Programmer

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Employer NaturalMotion
Category Programmers
Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location UK - South East
Reference SNPLDN - 23/10/2013


Candidates will be skilled and passionate developers, with a creative mind-set and a burning enthusiasm for making great games. 

  • Collaborate with game team to define and produce online components and features i.e. multiplayer/shop/social features
  • Collaborate with the engineering team developing the backend server infrastructure.
  • Take ownership of your project area, define issues clearly and provide solutions to meet game feature requirements and development goals
  • Design and implement server-side (PHP/MySQL/Linux) and client-side components (C++)
  • Ensure online components are reliable, scalable and cheat-proof
  • Solve networking problems reported by the community.
  • Coordinate with the Lead Programmer and central tech group on common technical frameworks for integration or further development
  • Support other game-side work and contribute to the game vision
  • Maintain a balance between long-term engineering goals and those driven by production realities and delivery constraints
  • Contribute to the technical evaluation and planning of projects through development and into the live service phase post launch, balancing high-level aims against practical development and game service demands.



  • Proven professional experience in online gaming or other relevant online industry
  • Experience of current generation mobile gaming platforms and related network technologies
  • Familiar with Design Patterns.
  • Strong in code design, network and backend architecture.
  • Experience of writing performance PHP/MySQL components for a massive user base.
  • Expertise to optimize bandwidth usage in gameplay code.
  • Leadership experience (technical and organisational)
  • Open minded low-drama attitude.
  • Creative mindset and forward thinking approach to solving problems, able to arrive at unconventional solutions as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science, or extensive network programming history across multiple platforms is required.