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Senior Network Programmer - Gaming

Remote | Bend, Oregon
Permanent | Job ID #71094 | $125,000 - $160,000 yearly | Posted 2 months ago

Onward Play is seeking outstanding talent Senior Network Programmer to join our studio client in crafting our next high-profile AAA console title.

This position specializes in specific areas of programming that center around the support of low-level network issues (ex: TCP, UDP, etc.), multiplayer engine design/architecture, PSN platform services, digital rights management, patching and digital commerce.


  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the game’s design to manage communication and enable early identification of issues.
  • Collaborate with the production team to develop aspects of the specified game-play experience from a technical perspective.
  • Provide input and/or develop the technical design and vision through all phases of the game development cycle, from pre-production through final product release.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of personal task lists and project milestones to ensure set goals will be met from a scope, schedule or game-play perspective.
  • Clearly communicate updates and concerns to managers.
  • Manage requests or information needs regarding any aspect of the technical creation process with the appropriate members of the development team.
  • Actively maintain skill-set and knowledge base by keeping track of the latest innovations from the industry in specialized area of personal expertise.


  • Professional experience within the game industry.
  • Professional experience in network/systems programming using C/C++.
  • Would consider C# or Java alternatively.
  • Network architecture and low-level network protocols (ex: TCP, UDP, rUDP, etc.).
  • Strong 3D Math skills.
  • Strong C/C++ experience
  • Strong understanding of current data structures, algorithms and methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Game console experience.
  • B.S. in computer science, engineering or relevant curriculum.

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Network game development for game consoles and/or Network client application programming for embedded, desktop or mobile environments.
  • Data security with untrusted clients, bandwidth optimization and packet shaping, load balancing and/or host selection in a dynamic environment.
  • Security and authentication techniques like DRM, SSL/crypto, etc.
  • Research new hardware platforms and related APIs.

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.

Pay: $125,000 - $160,000 yearly



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