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Role: Network programmer
PSOT (PlayStation Studios Online Technology) is the central team for online solutions for first- and second-party PlayStation titles. We provide expertise on existing technology and develop it where a particular need is not met, in order to maximize the enjoyment of the online features in our games. Our involvement spans the whole range from advising teams on what to use, to doing the actual implementation for them or owning the whole feature through release and beyond.
What you'll be doing:
We are looking for a programmer to participate in the design, development and implementation of new specialised features and services, as well as providing expert advice on best practices in the online space. The role involves interfacing with various disciplines across game teams so an ability to listen is as important as is being able to drive a point across. The main area of work will be around real-time networking; an awareness of the impact of things like latency, bandwidth or non-local information is key. For client-side implementations, an understanding of the algorithmic complexity, memory and CPU utilisation, and multi-threaded programming paradigms are all essential to work across the diverse game engines encountered in our partnership with game developers.
The ideal candidate will be quick and eager to learn new things. We want someone who loves problem solving, with a sharp mind and a professional and committed attitude. It will also be critically important to have a pragmatic approach to engineering problems, where the constraints may be legal or financial, not merely technical.
What we're looking for:
Experience writing C/C++ in medium to large scale projects
Good communication skills, being able to explain technical concepts to non-engineers
Knowledge in networking with an understanding of latency and bandwidth
Attention to detail and good debugging skills
Ability to work concurrently on multiple projects
Quick learning and a driving curiosity
Other things worth having experience in
Low level networking (network and transport layers)
Online games (developing and having a passion for playing them)
Developing applications using AWS services
Console or embedded systems development
Voice over IP communications
Discretionary bonus opportunity
Private Medical Insurance
25 days holiday per year
On Site Gym
Free soft drinks
On site bar
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