Lead Multiplayer Programmer

Posted: 23 days
Lead / Principal
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive Lead Multiplayer Programmer to join our busy Hexworks studio and support driving our games forward as we experience exponential growth.
A career at CI Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design and implementation of the required online solutions for the game, coping with the design intentions and the technical requirements to secure performance
  • Architect from high level systems to low level performance tweaks in c/c++
  • R&D of new technologies applicable to the game, in synchronization with Lead Developers, and compatible with all target platforms
  • Understanding of all game engine systems to work with and discuss needs from other departments and participate on the generation of cost-effective pipelines for online
  • Coordinate with QA, Build Engineers and the Design teams to define the best coding processes that balances rapid iteration with stability
  • Coordinate with the rest of coders establishing programming guidelines, quality goals and performance budgets related to online functionalities
  • Understand, plan and work on any required engine, online and optimization in coordination with the rest of the code team (engineers and gameplay programmers)
  • Reports to the Lead programmer
Key Requirements:
  • 5+ years Programming Experience (at least 1 in a Lead/Senior role and in UE)
  • 2+ Shipped AA/AAA titles (at least 1 in a Lead/Senior role and in UE)
  • Strong C & C++, real-time, cross-platform, client-server & p2p skills.
  • Gameplay Replication experience, Player Authentication, low-level (TCP/UDP Packet) Comms
  • Experience debugging multi-threaded Client/Server symbol-less systems in a run-time environment.
  • Replication Frameworks for entire game / gameplay systems.
  • Match-Making, Late-Join and Host Migration implementations
  • Network Infrastructure & Optimization (preferably for PSN/XB eco-systems)
  • Optimized Client Prediction Methodologies
  • Optimized Packet Compression/Decompression strategies for games
  • Exposure to AWS or other Cloud Service Provider technologies
What we offer:
  • Attractive remuneration, holidays and social events. Our environments thrive with collaborative teamwork with people from all around the world, different nationalities, and languages.
  • A supportive community inclusive of LGBTQ+, and any age, ethnicity, religion, or disability. We care about the wellbeing of our employees and have a dedicated employee wellbeing programme.
  • Flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays.
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Free games and merchandise
  • Wrap parties for game releases
  • Remote/Homeworking with flexible working schedules (core working hours 10am-4pm CET), a fun environment, and a relaxing culture, including the opportunity to work with the leading technology and creative minds in the world.
  • Learn as you work and be part of something real that changes the face of gaming - forever
We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to building a diverse workforce, representative of the world we live and game in!
Accessibility is at the heart of our games and we reflect that in how we operate as a business. Should you require adjustments or flexible arrangements to interview, or take up a role at with us, please let us know in your application and we will accommodate to the best of our ability.

About CI Games

At our studios we have been creating globally recognised games for 20 years with our most popular franchise selling over 14 million copies! 
We share a passion for creating exceptional games with the best global talent available. Our roles are completely remote, which means you can work from anywhere in the World.
We currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline in Unreal Engine 5, with true ownership of their creative direction. We are excited about pushing the boundaries of creativity with passion, drive and teamwork. 
We are looking for self-starter individuals who can hit the ground running in a fast paced multi-disciplined environment. If that sounds like you, take a look at our open roles or sign up to receive notifications via our Career Page.

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