Senior Network Programmer (Remote)

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Posted 28 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameVicky Kilby

Job description

We’re working with the BAFTA winning studio Roll7 as they recruit for a Senior Network Programmer to play a pivotal role in creating high-quality multiplayer experiences for Roll7's games.

As a Senior Network Programmer, you will be the authority on networking for the project, taking ownership of the network layer for a peer-to-peer multi-platform Unity game and be responsible for designing the architecture of the networking layer and facilitating the creation of multiplayer action gameplay across the development team.

Roll7 are a dynamic and innovative video game studio known for creating thrilling and critically acclaimed games, including the BAFTA-winning OlliOlli franchise. Their commitment to innovation, freedom, and genuine fun is evident in every aspect of their work, from crafting award-winning original IPs to the day-to-day operations of their unique remote workplace.

Your responsibilities…
  • Assessing networking middleware
  • Implementing and maintaining a peer-to-peer networking layer, including documentation and tests
  • Collaborating closely with Gameplay Programmers and Designers to assist in creating multiplayer features
  • Ensuring fast and responsive multiplayer action gameplay in high-latency situations
  • Maintaining game stability during player and host dropouts
  • Collaborating with QA to streamline testing of multiplayer gameplay
  • Developing tools and APIs to optimise iteration speed and minimise friction
  • Identifying and mitigating potential issues with technology or process
  • Writing reliable and maintainable code tailored to performance requirements
  • Staying informed about new technologies and opportunities
  • Keeping leads and peers updated on task progress and being aware of any upcoming blockers
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Shipped at least one Unity console title as a network programmer
  • 5 or more years of professional game development experience
  • Open-minded, friendly nature and easy-to-work-with
Perks and benefits include…
  • 26 days annual leave plus public holidays and festive shutdown
  • Flexible hours to accommodate your lifestyle and promote work/life balance
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employee stock purchase scheme
  • Double matching pension policy 
  • Private healthcare and dental with Bupa
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Personal Accident Cover
  • Death in service insurance and income protection
  • Fitness reimbursements, flu vouchers, eye tests and vouchers towards glasses
  • Level Up well-being platform
  • Wellness initiatives including Headspace memberships and guided meditation sessions
  • Fortnightly studio days with free lunch, snacks, beers/refreshments, and activities in the evening for those who want to partake
  • Studio away days and retreats, studio celebrations and parties
Roll7 prioritize staff engagement with regular team meet-ups and a robust online communication system, fostering a welcoming and friendly office environment. They embrace flexible working, allowing their team to achieve a balance between workplace achievements and personal responsibilities. The studio has a commitment to avoiding crunch, ensuring their team's well-being and preventing burnout.