Torn Banner Studios is an exciting independent video game company located in Toronto, Canada. Best known for our multi-million-copy selling Chivalry franchise, passion and innovation are the core elements of everything we do. We are a team of 150 that truly love games and are lucky enough to be following our dreams, thanks to the incredible support from our communities of players. Join us as we continue to grow and help build our exciting new projects!

About the Role

As a Principal Client-Side Online Programmer, you will be responsible for the client-side design and implementation of features that relate to online services.   Work might range from integrating and abstracting SDKs to create libraries consumable by the game team, to actually implementing game features that consume online services.

You would be a core member of the Online team taking technical ownership of client-side code design and architecture, and helping oversee the work of one or more developers.   You would be the overseer of code and architecture quality, helping set and enforce guidelines needed to keep a maintainable code base that will be used across multiple projects.  This comes with a requirement to be able to document work and transfer knowledge to the rest of the team.

Though not your direct responsibility you would be in close communication with backend developers, working hand-in hand to define needs and interfaces(APIs) of backend services under development.   You would also communicate closely with game design and other game feature teams to understand the game needs and develop solutions or features to match those needs.


  • At least 7 years professional experience working on online services integrations for AAA video games
  • Experience launching AAA titles on multiple platforms
  • Excellent C++, Data structures and Code Design proficiency
  • Working experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Proven track record of successfully owning tech design of complex systems.
  • Proven track record of building efficient and maintainable system
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.  
  • A strong motivation to take initiative ownership of critical portions of code and game features.
  • Problem Solver:  You are not only autonomous in identifying problems, but also come up with viable, elegant solutions.
  • An understanding and passion for video games
  • Willingness to work in Toronto is preferred, but remote opportunities are available



  • Have, a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or an equivalent degree
  • Experience managing one or more team members.
  • Experience with latest Xbox and Playstation platforms and/or game streaming services.
  • Functional understanding of webService (backend) development technologies, processes and tools
  • Working experience with AWS, Azure or other cloud service providers
  • Working experience with Playfab, EOS, XBox Live, Playstation Network


Benefits & Perks

  • 6.5 weeks Paid vacation
  • Game Launch Bonus Structure
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule and work location
  • Healthcare & benefits

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Torn Banner Studios has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, let us know and we will work with you to provide accommodation.

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