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Company Name:
Toys for Bob / Activision
Novoto, California
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Playstation 4, Xbox One
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Network Software Engineer

Toys for Bob is looking for a dynamic Senior Network Software Engineer to join our team in creating the next generation in our history of award-winning, best-selling games.

This individual will be responsible for the planning and implementation of networking systems within an Unreal Engine 4 environment. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementation of software in C++ and other languages
  • Architect and design software systems through collaboration with engineers, designers and artists
  • Design systems to protect against malicious users
  • Participate in time estimates and scheduling for network system development
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Support and educate other disciplines in the proper use of network systems
  • Interact with external entities (1st party, middleware vendors)
  • Follow and enforce group standards and best practices
  • Assist and mentor other programmers in areas of specialization
  • Continually expand knowledge of new game technologies and systems

The skills & experience we’re looking


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • 8 years’ minimum experience as a network engineer or similar role
  • Very strong C++ skills
  • Developed and shipped at least one online multi-player game from start to finish
  • Proficient with game synchronization, lag compensation, UDP/TCP
  • Experience implementing network architectures such as client/server or P2P
  • Experience with protocol design and optimization
  • Ability to analyze, improve and extend a large established code base
  • Excellent debugging skills within a networked environment


Extra Bonus

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience deploying and operating custom network infrastructure
  • Data analysis


Toys For Bob is one of the longest-lived game studios in the world.  We founded the company in 1989 and have developed a wide variety of successful games on virtually every platform. Most recently we reinvented the world of toys and kids videogames by creating the ‘Toys to Life’ genre with Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.  We are proud of our game’s innovation and success, but more so the passion and joy we see in the millions of Skylanders fans around the world.  Our studio is located in Novato, California, a quick 20 minute drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge.  We are a mix of game-industry veterans, energetic new developers, and everything in-between.  We work hard, yet maintain a fun and laid-back work place complete with Tiki/Pirate Culture and a welcoming policy for friendly dogs.


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