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Are you an Junior programmer who loves games and enjoys collaborating with others? Would like to work on the engine that powers one of the industry’s largest and most successful MMOs?

We are currently seeking a Junior Systems Engineer to join our dedicated team in supporting and maintaining the infrastructure that keeps Old School RuneScape running smoothly for our millions of players worldwide.

As our Junior Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for assisting with the design, implementation, and maintenance of the game's systems and server infrastructure. You will work closely with senior engineers and other team members to ensure the reliable operation of the game, troubleshoot and resolve issues, and contribute to the ongoing improvement and optimization of the systems.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about computer games and has a strong interest in infrastructure and system engineering. You will have the chance to work on a globally recognized game and learn from experienced professionals in the industry.

What you'll be doing:

  • Responsible for the development of the game systems and infrastructure features using Java

  • Learning about, developing and improving our existing Java codebase; programming new systems and expanding or improving existing ones

  • Continually seeking new opportunities for product and personal development

  • Developing a deeper understanding of Java game systems and our in-game scripting language

  • Learning about (and contribute towards) cloud technologies

What we're looking for:

  • Experience in a programming language (such as Java, C#) or script language (Javascript or Python)

  • A passion for coding and a hunger for games

  • Willing to work on some of the most challenging problems in gaming!

Applications for this position close on Thursday 11th April 2024

What we offer:

When you join Jagex you can look forward to a generous Perks & Benefits package including:

  • Private Healthcare, including Dental Plan,

  • Minimum 6% Pension contributions

  • Employee Assistance Programme & onsite Counselling

  • Life Insurance

  • Discretionary annual performance bonus

  • Enhanced family leave policies from day 1

  • Flexible working hours

  • 25 days annual leave + Bank holidays & the option to buy/sell holidays + so much more!

Collaboration is at the heart of Jagex. We love getting together with our teams to share ideas and socialise. If you live in the UK, we offer a flexible working model that empowers you to work in the way that suits you best, while also getting the best from your working relationship with all the great people you’ll be connecting with here. We support you to be set up for success no matter where you log in.

Flexibility really is the key to how we set up working schedules, we’ll discuss your needs with you and be transparent about the working schedules of the team you’ll be working with during our interview process.

About Jagex:

Make forever games with us.

Jagex is a thriving international games company with a growing library of forever game IPs for core gamers. We have such huge expertise at running games for the long term that we re-define expectations for what evergreen success looks like.

We create spaces for our players to come together – with each other and with us – inside and outside of our games. We empower our players with real influence on the game’s evolution. We help our players belong. Our community experiences give players a greater stake in what they’re playing, creating loyal forever fans.

These strengths inform our vision of our studio as a thriving international games company with a growing library of forever game IPs for core gamers. Our forever games will nurture sizable communities whose loyalty provides consistent revenues.

This in turn drives our mission: We create forever fans by empowering our community. We give players experiences worthy of their long-term time investment and actively collaborate with them to shape the games and the community for the better.

If this is something you want to be a part of, get in touch.

We have 500 of the industry’s most talented individuals in our Cambridge studio; if you share our values and ambition, we’d love to talk to you. Worried you don’t meet all the requirements in the spec? Your attitude, fresh perspective and experience is just as important to us; if you think this could be the perfect job for you, let’s talk.