Network Engineer

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This position has been closed.
June 7, 2022
Full Time
United Kingdom

Hello, we’re Glowmade! ✨

We’re a small, exciting company and the goal of our games is to unlock people's imagination and help them express themselves in wonderful, fun ways. Right now we’re busy building a new multiplayer cooperative game with an ambitious creative wrapper around it. We can’t say too much, but if you can imagine Jim Henson’s Labyrinth mashed up with Wrestlemania, then you’ll be on the right track!

We’ve got big hearts and big ideas, and this is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in our nascent team. Reporting to Jonny Hopper (Technical Director), this role is a bit of a hybrid! There are two key responsibilities to fill:

1. Help the game team build real time multiplayer features
2. Build out and iterate on our backend server stack.

We realise this is a big ask but if either of these things is your jam we want to hear from you!

From day one we would like you to…

  • Start taking ownership over key multiplayer features
  • Learn about our (fairly low) server stack
  • Get stuck into the game and the studio

In six months you will be…

  • The go-to team member for networking and multiplayer queries
  • Optimising our real-time bandwidth usage
  • Building a resilient and robust dedicated server architecture

The ideal candidate will…

  • Have worked on multiplayer games before
  • Love to learn and try new things even if they feel under qualified (we all feel like that some of the time)
  • Come armed with a strong technical background, where your intuition to the ‘what’ is backed up by the ‘why’.
  • Show willingness to do all the things, in order to Get Them Done.
  • On the client side, be at C++ Level: Brilliant, but not so Brilliant you use template metaprogramming, traits and std::range all the time.

Advantageous qualities

  • Shipped a game as part of a team
  • Experience delivering a cross-platform multiplayer project
  • Not super-fussed about Object Oriented design

A few more bits...

This role is an opportunity for you to make a significant contribution not only to the game but to our team and the company. Everyone at Glowmade has a voice, and it’s important to us that you feel empowered and are given the time and space to use it.

We’re based in Guildford, UK and we are interested in both onsite and remote candidates . We offer competitive wages and are an actively equal opportunities employer. If all of the above sounds exciting and you think you can fill this pivotal role, please get in touch. No agencies please!

How to apply:

All applicants should provide examples of their work via a website, blog, email, or online album to be considered for this position.

About the Team:

We're a bunch of friends who are super passionate about making things we love. Glowmade was started in 2015 by Jonny, Adam and Mike. Back then we didn't really know what we were going to end up making, but we knew we wanted it to be something creative and joyful. Something that makes us feel good, and hopefully you too.

Glowmade is a small but mighty team, we've got big hearts and big ideas, and right now we’re working on an unbelievably exciting, brand new, you-won’t-believe-your-eyes IP in partnership with Amazon Games.

Did you see our amazing first game?

Well, take a look at WonderWorlds! It's only our first ever game! But, is it really just a game? Or is it soon to become the foundation for an entirely new culture based on creativity, community, and storytelling? Ok, it is only a game, but it has all the above and more! Available now on iOS and coming soon to other platforms.

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