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Company Name:
Playdek Inc.
Carlsbad, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Android, iOS
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Network Programmer

Essential Job Functions :

The primary focus of the Network Programmer is to work with the Design and Programming teams to help expand our scalable server solution for hosting digital tabletop games.  The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and expand his/her knowledge of network concepts, backend databases, and tools. He/she will also need to be a strong communicator and meet pre-determined expectations and have solid C++ and object-oriented programming skills.


What’ you’ll do:

  • Work with the Network Architect and Design team to create and advance the online capabilities of our tabletop games
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of the network infrastructure
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary meetings
  • Ensure the quality of the elements created
  • Ensure acceptable usage of coding standards, processes, pipelines, and tools. Tools and pipelines must be easy to use so a good sense of UX is important.
  • Apply strong problem-solving/debugging skills
  • Work to improve stability and performance of code
  • Interact effectively with management on both a project and studio level


What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong C/C++ and object-oriented programming skills
  • Experience writing tools in C# or MFC
  • Knowledge of packet handling (TCP/UDP/IP)
  • Familiarity with databases and SQL
  • Experience with web technology (PHP/HTML)
  • Some knowledge of network server and security issues
  • Knowledge of solid software engineering practices
  • Familiarity with implementing client/server and peer-to-peer architectures


Full Health, Dental, and Vision; 401k; Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability, 10 vacation days, 6 sick days, 2 floating holidays, 8 additional paid holidays employee referral bonus, tuition reimbursement, employee stock purchase plan, team luncheons/outings, snacks, drinks, and then some.

Playdek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S