Multiplayer Server Programmer (Game Team)

Summary:

On the Naughty Dog Multiplayer Team, we strive to find the intersection point between the incredible theming our award winning games are known for and the sweaty competitive matches our fans have come to love. The programmers on our team are entrusted to use the extent of their creativity to build the systems needed to achieve this goal.

We are looking for a server programmer who loves constructing a scalable, stable, and secure ecosystem of services for players to enjoy. You will usher them through the entire multiplayer experience, from first login, through matchmaking, and then granting rewards players can use to customize their characters in the store. As one of the caretakers of the live environment, you will be a critical part of the team that launches the game’s services.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Design to improve upon or create new multiplayer services
  • Improve low level network systems to give players a great game experience
  • Manage deployment of new servers and monitor operations after launch
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Shipped at least one title, with responsibilities in client, server, and database programming
  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages
  • Thorough understanding of server architecture and networking protocols used for online games
  • Strong knowledge of network and server security
  • Experience working in Linux / Unix

Pluses:

  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional multiplayer games

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to be given a technical interview.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

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