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Senior Online Programmer

Employer
Square Enix
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job SummaryYou want to work in a small team with a lot of responsibilities, with the feeling that your work has an impact. You want to use your creativity to figure out solutions that balance user needs and maintenance costs. You believe that every task needs the proper tool and are willing to become expert in C++, Java, C# and Javascript. You are able to shift paradigm between low memory footprint code running on a single user device and code handling hundreds of thousands of requests distributed in parallel on the cloud. You believe in continuous improvement of processes and understand that finding the right path to get there is often more challenging than finding the destination. You are willing to get out of your way to improve the day to day work of your peers and work for the team. You want to be challenged. You want to work in a team that is central to Square Enix West and make a difference. You are at the right place !

RequirementsKey Deliverables
  • Analyse feature requirements;
  • Design and implement solutions that meet requirements in terms of functionality and performance;
  • Write quality algorithms and code in C++/Java/C#;
  • Investigate and fix client and server bugs efficiently;
  • Develop cross platform solutions (consoles, PC, mobile devices);
  • Remain available for possible short field engineering trips around the globe to provide first line support to clients;
  • Ability to implement optimal solutions in term of material resources management, especially in networking;
  • Coach junior programmers and support their development in the team;
  • Participate and contribute proactively to the team spirit and projects in general.
  • Work with game teams to integrate online features from backend solutions to game client integration.
Key StakeholdersLead Online Services Programmer

Experience & Qualifications
  • University diploma in programming, computer engineering, software engineering or the equivalent
  • +6 years of experience in video game or telecommunications/network;
  • Experience with TCP/IP, sockets, Web Services
  • Experience with QA concepts such as unit and regression tests
  • Good knowledge of the Xbox live services and PSN (End-user, API and TCR), an asset
  • Experience with databases (SQL and NoSQL), an asset
  • Experience with game client integration of online features
Technical Skills
  • Excellent C++ and Java skills
  • Strong OOD skills
  • Cross platform development an asset
  • C# and .Net knowledge an asset
  • Experience with security mechanism such as encryption, authentication, secured sockets and anti-cheat
  • An approach oriented on Client Satisfaction (Production Teams)
  • Capacity to organize your own work
  • Capacity to be a team player
  • A desire to push back the boundaries of video game technology is required
  • Maturity to give and receive constructive criticism is expected
  • Be a good communicator
Motivations & Interests
  • Ambition and passion for video games are essential!
Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

[Square Enix are committed to keeping our employees safe. We are listening closely to government guidelines, and this role will be based remotely until the company sees fit to return to the office. This role will be based in our Blackfriars Studio in London, upon return.]
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