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Splash Damage

Backend Engineer

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Splash Damage
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London

About Splash Damage

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years.

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that.

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!

The Role

At Splash Damage, we create multiplayer combat games that champion team play and promote lifelong friendships. Backend Engineers at Splash Damage are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the online services that power our award winning live-service multiplayer games.

As a backend engineer on our new unannounced title you will work within game feature teams, collaborating closely with other disciplines such as design, gameplay and UI, to create online services to drive game features such as matchmaking, purchasing, inventories, presence and much more. With a strong focus on scalability and performance, you will be responsible for owning the implementation of key tasks and features within our cloud-based online services infrastructure.

You excel at:

  • Taking ownership of features and autonomously driving them to completion.
  • Working effectively in open and collaborative environments.
  • Employing a can-do attitude to solve difficult problems as part of an agile, fast-moving and highly-focused team.
  • Breaking down your work into measurable and achievable tasks.
  • Writing clear, maintainable and portable code.
  • Communicating ideas, intent and constraints to both technical and non-technical team members.

You have:

  • Strong proficiency in Go.
  • Strong practical knowledge of distributed services and scalable architectures.
  • Proficiency with relational and non-relational databases (We use PostgreSQL, Couchbase).
  • The ability to deploy, run and troubleshoot your own services.
  • Knowledge of Linux systems.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to self-organise.
  • The people skills to work collaboratively within a team.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in the games industry or related fields.
  • Experience with other languages commonly used in backend services such as Python.
  • Experience with modern C++ (C++11 and onwards).
  • Experience with cloud deployment services such as AWS.
  • Familiarity with WebRTC or other push models.
  • Experience with web front-end methodologies.

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.