This job listing expired on Dec 11, 2023

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Senior Server Engineer for The Elder Scrolls Online to implement and maintain backend game systems across our client/server architecture. This position will work closely with game designers to implement and iterate on game features.

The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, Madison, WI, San Diego, CA, or Seattle, WA. Will consider remote.


  • Design and architect new backend game systems

  • Refine systems throughout the development cycle of the project

  • Work directly with messaging and database frameworks to provide base level functionality for feature development

  • Collaborate with designers and other engineers for feature development

  • Optimize code to improve CPU utilization and reduce memory footprint

  • Troubleshoot and respond to internal and live server issues as needed


  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Proficient in C++

  • Experience with network game client/server architecture

  • Experience with SQL

  • Experience with Linux development

  • Strong communication skills

  • Solid architecture skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code

  • Strong debugging skills

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • MMO development experience

  • Experience in a "Live" environment (ongoing support of a product after launch

  • Experience working with AMQP platforms

  • Experience with core debugging using GDB

  • Familiarity with Golang