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Company Name:
Bethesda Softworks
Baltimore Area, Maryland
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Playstation 4, Xbox One
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Bachelor's Degree

Game Server Engineer

We’re ZOS - ZeniMax Online Studios. Established in 2007 by ZeniMax Media, ZeniMax Online was created to become a leading developer of online games, with special focus on Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). In April 2014, ZeniMax Online released its debut title The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) - www.elderscrollsonline.com

At ZeniMax Online, you will have an opportunity to be part of an innovative environment that embraces new and different ideas. We are a passionate and enthusiastic bunch who loves MMOGs. We have incredibly talented individuals who are empowered to create, challenged to learn, and encouraged to lead. It’s the ideas, talent, and energy of these individuals that ensure ZOS’s continued success. Life at ZOS encourages creativity while delivering unique genre-defining style of gameplay. We want the greatest and brightest to join our team – we need ingenuity, passion, and dedication. We need you!

As our new Game Server Engineer you will work on server-side gameplay and engine systems and you will be responsible for developing game functionality, including backend and front end features across all platforms for The Elder Scrolls Online


  • Design and implement game and backend infrastructure systems
  • Aid the engineering, network operations, and platform teams to deliver large interconnected features
  • Collaborate with team members to produce and manage scalable architecture
  • Work closely with Art & UX teams to ensure game is polished
  • Collaborate closely with the design team to plan features and evaluate technical feasibility
  • Write superior code that integrates with systems that already exist on the server as well as on all clients
  • Create plans and tools to deploy game servers; from staging to initial launch through scaling and post-launch
  • Show product ownership through collaboration with product managers, designers, other front-end developers and back-end engineers to refine the user experience
  • Demonstrate strong inter-personal and communication skills, including clear and concise writing
  • Solve real-time storage problems at a large scale


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related/equivalent technical discipline
  • Solid C/C++ programming skills
  • Sharp communication skills
  • Experience with network game client/server architecture
  • Understanding of game server security and exploit issues
  • Prior network game or MMO development experience
  • Robust optimization and debugging ethics
  • Passionate about for video games


  • Prior work with scalability and high-availability development
  • Prior work with load testing and automation
  • Linux development experience
  • Database development experience
  • Scripting language experience
  • Solid networking knowledge
  • Web development experience
  • Enthusiasm for MMOs, as a player or developer

Bethesda Softworks is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Bethesda Softworks is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, DOOM, QUAKE, Fallout, Wolfenstein, The Evil Within, Dishonored, Prey and RAGE. www.bethsoft.com