Our programming team at Insomniac Games is looking for a Principal Gameplay Programmer to help us build cutting-edge networking systems. As an expert in game networking technology, this person will drive networking systems design and development across all projects. If you’re passionate about building robust, scalable systems for AAA multiplayer games, this might just be a perfect fit for you!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Acts as an expert in game networking technology, including network architecture, game object replication, security, optimization and service integration
  • Performs primary departmental research of cutting edge network systems technologies
  • Oversees design and implementation for networking systems
  • Establishes the standard of excellence for networking systems
  • Acts as a mentor to other programmers and assists other programmers with all technical questions
  • Contributes to the company’s outreach efforts within the industry through speaking engagements, publication in industry journals or presentations at industry events
  • Evangelizes new ideas, technologies and solutions to all production departments
  • Independently recognizes opportunities to improve our games, tools, engine or general workflow, and seeks to make these changes
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities, but this position is expected to help mentor other programmers.

Education and/or Experience:

  • More than ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience must include prior development in a broad range of game features and systems; and expertise in networking systems for AAA games
  • Fluent in:
    • C/C++
    • Assembly languages for multiple platforms (x64, x86, ARM64)
    • A variety of scripting (domain specific) languages (Python, Perl, PHP, bash),
    • Remote file and process manipulation (i.e. ssh), remote debugging, and
    • Common office programs

Other Skills:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strong ability to clearly convey theoretical or abstract ideas to audiences of varying levels of fluency

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