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Gameplay Network Engineer

Remote | San Francisco, CA
Permanent | Job ID #69513 | Posted 3 months ago

Onward Play needs a full-time, direct hire Gameplay Network Engineer for a top AAA game studio client.

You’ll join the Engineering team to developing the game’s higher-level network features, ensuring the game simulation’s fairness, reducing latency, and optimizing network performance.

To learn more about this Gameplay Network Engineer opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

As a Gameplay Network Engineer you’ll:

  • Collaborate with other engineers to improve the game’s network replication
  • Optimize networking systems to improve latency
  • Work to level the playing field and maximize game fairness
  • Educate content creators and gameplay engineers on how to maximize network reliability and replication
  • Develop networking code to interact with backend systems for new gameplay features and data collection
  • Maintain and extend documentation on network-oriented features and systems
  • Debug and optimize existing gameplay networking.

Skills & Experience Needed:

  • C/C++ experience with an understanding of multi-threaded programming techniques
  • Experience building games as a network-oriented gameplay engineer for PlayStation, Xbox, or PC
  • Understanding of computer and console game networking systems and technologies (e.g. peer-to-peer and client/server models, latency compensation, etc.)
  • Experience with off-the-shelf anti-cheat products, such as Easy Anti-Cheat or Battleye
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work as a part of a team
  • Self-directed, focused, and detail-oriented

To learn more about this Gameplay Network Engineer opportunity, apply now and chat with a recruiter today!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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