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Company Name:
Bethesda Softworks
Austin, Texas
United States
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Some College

Senior Server Engineer

BattleCry Studios is seeking a qualified Senior Server Engineer to help create and maintain an online title. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of and experience in the design, implementation and continuing support of large scale client/server applications using primarily C++.  Extensive experience with and knowledge of multi-tier client/server architecture (as well as scalable distributed systems) is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works with other senior engineers to architect and refine game server systems
  • Works with designers, artists and other personnel involved in the development of products as required
  • Develops and authors all phases of technical design specifications and completes implementation
  • Writes clear, maintainable, portable code
  • Test and refine code and systems throughout the development cycle of the project
  • Accurately estimates his/her schedules and delivers high quality work products to that schedule

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years professional software development experience writing client / server applications in C++
  • Expertise in building multithreaded, multi-process, real-time systems
  • Expertise with client/server message passing architectures
  • Experience tuning real-time server systems for performance and reliability
  • Experience with persistence of distributed systems
  • Expertise in Unix/Linux/Win32 Operating systems
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

Recommended Skills

  • Database API programming in C++
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with Lua, Python, Bash
  • Experience mentoring or directing work of more junior staff
  • Game industry experience