(Closed) Lead Server Engineer
Wargaming Berlin is looking for a talented Lead Server Engineer to join a team working on an exciting new RTS project. As the Lead Server Engineer, you'll be the first member of the game server team and take part in building the development team for a highly ambitious unannounced real time strategy game.
Are you interested in working in a rapid prototyping environment and being involved in the early stages of development? As part of a small growing team you will have the chance to be a part of the creative process, as well as participating in establishing the process of how we develop a new game.
What will you do?
- Build and grow the server team
- Provider leadership for and mentor the team
- Create and communicate clear technical designs to other engineers
- Participate in code reviews, suggest improvements and share best practices
- Work with production on task creation, estimation and assignments
- Supervise ongoing work, regular delivery and ensure high quality of product
- Work with the Lead Engineer to establish direction for the game server technology and architecture and be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of it
- Establish processes and tooling to support rapid development and updates of the game server, including build processes, deployment, logging and cloud hosting management
- Optimize server operation costs in collaboration with Lead Engineer and Product Director
- Work with gameplay engineers and game designers to implement high-performance and scalable server-side code for gameplay features
- We value smaller teams with close collaboration, so you are expected to have a ‘generalist’ attitude, willing and able to handle different types of tasks as they come up.
What are we looking for?
- Experience building and leading a team focused on game server and backend technologies
- Strong C++ programming skills
- Experience writing multiplayer code in Unreal Engine 4
- Ability to write high-performance networking code that scales to a large number of players
- Experience with additional programming languages used in backend development, for example C#, Java, Kotlin or Go
- Experience with server and backend technologies, including deployment processes, cloud hosting, containers, logging, microservices and more
- Experience using AWS, Google Cloud or similar technologies
- Experience writing distributed server systems
- Strong optimization and profiling skills
- Be comfortable working on a game in the prototype phase where change is frequent and dramatic
- Great communication and collaboration skills, good English is required
- Strong analytical and organizational skills, self-motivation and desire to learn
- Passion for game development
What additional skills will help you stand out?
- Shipped a multiplayer strategy game
- Experience with large-scale games or persistent MMO titles
- Experience with SpatialOS or similar MMO backends
What we offer at Wargaming Berlin
- Joining an international team of people passionate about gaming
- Working in one of the main European hubs for mobile game development
- Startup within a company with 20 years of experience in game development
- Flexible working hours & work from home whenever needed
- Public transportation, Lunch and Sport & Culture benefits
- Free Gym membership
- Travel and accident insurance (covers you at all times)
- Mobile phone and Home internet
- Soft drinks, coffee, snacks, random treats and office events/parties
- Relocation support when needed
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Working in our company means always having interesting challenges and gaining valuable experience while working with top-class experts.
Take your place among our passionate and experienced team and bring out the best in yourself at Wargaming!