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Server Programmer

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Programmers
Salary £Negotiable DOE
Location UK - London
Reference 8338_DJ1981SP

Server Programmer

My client is a development heavyweight, and is responsible for some of the best selling and most loved titles around at the moment. They have a fantastic atmosphere and a really good working environment.

Due to recent expansion, they're looking to hire a talented Server Programmer on a work from home basis.

Job Responsibilities:

? Profile and maintain existing game code
? Work with the Technical Director, department leads and programmers to design the game code and contribute to technical design documents
? Assist in preparing milestone builds as required
? Good debugging skills
? Self motivation
? Excellent communication, time-management & organisational skills

A strong understanding of the following is required:

? Java and SQL, used extensively server-side to provide systems such as Matchmaking, Friends, Presence, Messaging, Leaderboards and Storage
? Database and cluster scaling
? Optimising reads/writes and overall database efficiency
? Network sockets, reliable and unreliable protocols
? Platform endianness
? Database and cluster security
? Anti-cheat systems

Experience required:

? C++
? Stress-testing of the core components
? An understanding of the cause of network lag / latency / bandwidth issues and possible ways to minimise their effects in a multiplayer game
? General multiplayer game-play experience, and the importance of client/server syncing methods
? Implementation of console networking API?s

More details are available by contacting Danny Johnson at Aardvark Swift via email: Danny@aswift.com