Principal Network Programmer

Job Title: Principal Network Programmer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: a competitive salary, annual bonus scheme, 25 paid holidays, social activities, reduced gym memberships and private healthcare.
Start Date: 2018-05-22
Reference: LAT/220518
Contact Name: Lakhvir Takhar
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2018 17:34

Job Description

Principal Network Programmer - £50,000 – Cambridge, UK – Permanent

Creative Personnel are honoured to offer this great opportunity to work with one of our most passionate clients within the games industry. This studio has had a lot to offer the gaming community in the past twenty years as they have produced such a vast set of titles from many different genres. Our client are seeking a hard working professional who will take on the role as Principal Network Programmer. At this studio you will be provided a large selection of benefits which include; a competitive salary, annual bonus scheme, 25 paid holidays, social activities, reduced gym memberships and private healthcare.

Key responsibilities
  • Holding the vision for how the game servers interact with each part of the game
  • Collaborating with designers and programmers to implement game features with sever-side components
  • Supporting new content being created for server-side systems
  • Understanding and driving improvements to the game network architecture
  • Investigating emerging issues with game sever performance and reliability
  • Pro-actively contributing to both the network programming and cross-discipline teams
  • As a senior member of the programming team, you will be expected to support the development of colleagues, including graduates
Key Qualifications
  • A proven track record at Senior/Principal level in a similar role is essential
  • Advanced understanding of C++ and object oriented programming
  • Thorough knowledge of common game networking challenges
  • Experience with game scripting, ideally using Lua scripts
  • Familiarity with Linux development is a plus 
  • Excellent communication skills
Good analytical and problem solving skills are a plus and the ability to effectively coach and mentor others  



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