Senior Netcode Engineer (Hybrid)

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Posted 18 May 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameMatty Kidsley

Job description

With their London office growing fast, Sharkmob are searching for a Senior Netcode Engineer to join them as they work on an ambitious AAA title.

Working as part of their engineering team, you’ll be reporting to the Technical Director and collaborating closely with design, narrative, and art to bring a world-class interactive experience to life. You’ll be supported by passionate technologists who thrive on engineering excellence and push the boundaries of what’s possible with new technologies and innovative solutions.

Your responsibilities…
  • Take ownership of choosing real-time multiplayer network technologies and techniques
  • Research and implement innovative and optimal improvements to the current Unreal Engine network stack to help drive a large-scale multiplayer environment
  • Collaborate with the game teams to develop solutions to multiplayer problems, effectively communicating insights on performance, scalability, security, and robustness
  • Contribute to the Sharkmob technology stack to empower their game teams to develop the next generation of online games
  • Help improve the development process across the engineering group
  • Continue to develop your engineering skills
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 3 or more years experience as a Network Programmer or similar position 
  • Excellent knowledge of C/C++ and software architectural skills
  • In-depth understanding of game networking models their advantages and disadvantages
  • Advanced knowledge of server architecture and networking protocols used for real-time online multiplayer games
  • Passionate about writing lean, performant, and secure code
  • Good understanding of modern game engines, their architecture and their capabilities
  • Good knowledge of computer science fundamentals and mathematics
  • Effective communicator who loves to collaborate with your own and other teams
Perks and benefits include...
  • Visa sponsorship (for you and your dependents)
  • Relocation support if moving to the UK, 1 month accommodation, flights/travel paid for, logistics/removal costs reimbursed)
  • Assistance for people relocating within the UK (reimbursement for expenses on travel into London for flat viewings and moving vans/couriers)
  • 30 days annual leave, in addition to all UK Bank Holidays
  • Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
  • Private pension (10% total, up to 5% individual contribution matched by Sharkmob)
  • BUPA private Healthcare, Cigna dental cover, life insurance scheme and income protection policy
  • £425 yearly preventative healthcare allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly 'wellness hour' to be used each week during office hours
Sharkmob know the most important element of their studio is their team, they strive for a healthy and productive atmosphere in their office, they do this by providing feedback to each other, promoting a healthy work life balance, distributing ownership and making time for social activities and having fun!