Senior Network Programmer (Remote) - Oxford, UK

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Posted 15 August 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameDave Moss

Job description

Senior Network Programmer (Remote)

Rebellion – Oxford, UK

We’re supporting Rebellion in their search for a Senior Network/Online Programmer to join their core engine technology team.

This is your opportunity to work on innovative technology, supporting multiple AAA titles currently in development for all current and next-generation platforms.

As a Senior Network/Online Programmer you will be working on new technology as part of their internal tech team, focusing on supporting online multiplayer features for PC and consoles and writing and developing network code to push the boundaries and drive their industry-leading internal engine and tools suite even further.

This role would suit an experienced and innovative Network/Online Programmer proficient in writing code with the confidence to suggest new ideas, tools, and methods to improve the online gameplay of Rebellions games on all platforms.

Your responsibilities will be to…
  • Write and develop robust maintainable engine code
  • Implement features across all current and next-gen platforms, including prototypes and new technologies
  • Identify and solve technical problems, cross-platform issues, debugging, profiling, optimising for reduced memory usage and increased real-time performance
  • Integrate APIs such as PlayStation network, XBOX Live and Steamworks
  • Maintain and add to existing codebase, including low/mid-level systems to support pipelines and higher-level programmers
  • Respond to feature requests and bug reports from game development staff
  • Research new tools, techniques and processes and the benefits to the studio
  • Collaborate productively, communicating ideas and issues clearly across disciplines

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Excellent C/C++ skills with the ability to write clear maintainable code
  • Strong debugging, profiling, and optimising
  • Ability to work with a large existing codebase, learn new systems/concepts and implement them quickly and efficiently
  • Effective communication and teamwork with game developers from all disciplines
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and interest in networking, online gaming, and use of third-party multiplayer APIs
  • Comfortable working to deadlines to meet multiple production objectives

This is an important role at one of the last big UK studios that are still independently owned. Rebellion have been creating incredible video games for over 30 years; they also have their own film and mo-cap studio, they create board games, publish books, and through 2000AD, publish comics and graphic novels such as the amazing Judge Dredd.

Rebellion have multiple UK locations, with studios based in Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, and Wakefield. Work-life balance is important to them, and they want everyone at Rebellion to work in the way that works best for them, so as long as you are based in the UK they are able to offer full remote opportunities.

For more information on the role, studio, or culture contact Dave Moss on or call +44 (0)1709 834 777.