Senior Network Programmer – Manchester, UK

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Senior Network Programmer

 

Nequinox Studios – Manchester, UK

Nequinox Studios are building an impressive team and have an opening for a Senior Network Programmer to work on an unannounced AAA title, alongside some of the gaming industry's most established names.
They are only a few years old, but in that time they have acquired some impressive AAA partners!

Their new Senior Network Programmer will join a fast-growing, dynamic games studio and will be working on cutting edge technology and exciting new games for PS4 & PS5, XboxOne, Switch and PC. Working with the Lead programmer you will take ownership and responsibility for delivering networking systems and related gameplay features, work with the wider team on planning and delivery and share a passion for games. 

They pride themselves on their technical excellence but are also harnessing a creative environment, actively generating ideas and bringing their collective skills, experiences and storytelling to their innovative creative process. 

For this role, you'll need to be familiar with existing online service providers (Playfab, Thunderhead, Azure, AOS) and be excited to provide mentoring and support to the rest of your team. As a Senior Network Programmer you will have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related Technical Degree or equivalent, have significant experience making video games and be confident with the following:   

  • Full network stack experience and understanding
  • Sockets, Web Sockets
  • Matchmaking – Using existing systems or building new ones
  • Http(s) / REST API
  • Compression
  • Integration with game UI & Networking TRC's
  • Security, anti-cheat and encryption strategies, SSL, Bcrypt, AES – CCM encryption (and others)
  • Profanity filtering, age restriction
  • Bandwidth optimisation, dead-reckoning, trouble shooting poor networking conditions
  • Authentication systems
  • Online presence, rich-presence, achievements, leader boards, party, sessions, invite systems
  • Peer-to-peer networking, client-server networking
  • Session invitations
  • Parties/friends/groups/guilds/clans

Bonus points if you have skills and experience in…
 

  • Analysing a project and create network play strategy
  • CloudScript
  • Unreal Engine
  • Development for console
  • Porting

Get in touch using dave.m@aswift.com or call  01709 834 777 if you'd like to hear more about the role or the studio!

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