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Senior Network Programmer

As a Senior Network Programmer you will work with designers and programmers to create robust networked gameplay systems that support co-op and multiplayer game genre. This includes creating and using technologies, tools and systems in the areas of: distributed game state, both synchronous and asynchronous, that feature low latency and low bandwidth communications in either client-server or peer-to-peer architectures. The position is placed in Stockholm.

Job tasks:

  • You are responsible for delivering a great end-user experience together with your team
  • You know how to balance functional and technical requirements in areas of performance and stability
  • You make sure that any network implementation is robust over the internet
  • Work closely with the design and gameplay team to develop the entire network portion of our game, with a focus on servers and back-end service infrastructure
  • Create the back-end server infrastructure, including web, statistics, databases and game server hosting on 3rd party infrastructure
  • Work with open source and middleware solutions when it makes sense
  • Diagnose and fix complex player impacting problems within the live environment
  • Setting up systems to deploy worldwide live updates minimal player downtime
  • Create back-end solutions for competitive leaderboards with in-game, app and web consumers
  • Implement advanced skill based and geographic matchmaking systems
  • Setup deep user tracking, analytics, and supporting dashboards
  • Create load-testing suites and analysis; and drive towards solutions

You have at least 5 years of experience as network engineer in a game development team and prior experience working as a programmer on at least one shipped title. You have a strong passion for networking and understanding of what makes fun gameplay. You communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.

To be successful in this position you have:

  • Good knowledge of IP protocols and architecture including: TCP, UDP, RTP, RTSP
  • Excellent C++ and socket level programming skills
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as LUA, JavaScript, Python
  • Good knowledge about multiplayer games, matchmaking, anti-cheating
  • Good knowledge of HTTP, WebSockets, node.js
  • Familiarity with performance profiling and debugging low level networking
  • Familiarity with animation, physics and gameplay code in general
  • Familiarity with git, svn, and other version control systems


  • Your portfolio must be provided through a website

Still reading? Great, because here comes the good part bit: We offer you a position at a dynamic and rapidly growing company where we live and die by gameplay. While we grow, we want you to grow with us and to evolve in your professional development and make our games kick-ass within the gaming industry.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your resumé and meet you! We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and a personal letter in English. All applications must include a resumé and personal letter to be considered.

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Regeringsgatan 38
111 56 Stockholm Directions info@starbreeze.com +46 8 209 208

Why work at Starbreeze?

  • Producer Driven Organization

    The organisation is build around, and with, the production team in the center, surrounded with the other departments to enable the creation of kick-ass games.

  • In the forefront of technology

    Developing games and hardware for VR, do we need to say more?

  • Bank robbers, zombies, who knows what's coming next...

    We take ownership of the IP's we work with and have the future lined up with the worlds largest brands in production.

Culture... or is it a lifestyle?

Do you recognise yourself in the following description? If so you could be one of us!

Team Oriented – we value trust and openness; clear communication and the team result trumps the
individuals performance.

Ownership – we are committed to
delivering excellence, including holding ourselves and others accountable. We
get sh*t done.

Solution Minded – we always present solutions, based on analysis of identified problems.

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