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Get a job: CCP is seeking a Senior Backend Programmer

Get a job: CCP is seeking a Senior Backend Programmer

October 30, 2014 | By Staff

October 30, 2014 | By Staff
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Senior Backend Programmer, CCP

Location: Newcastle, England

CCP is looking to add a strong industry experienced Backend Programmer to its Programming team in the Newcastle Studio. The studio is currently working on EVE Valkyrie which is a fast paced space dogfighting shooter enhanced through the use of VR hardware and is entering new territory for mainline game development. For this exciting and ground-breaking project we require a confident and talented "full stack" engineer to take on responsibility for all the backend development requirements.

Responsibilities include:

- Designing, developing and maintaining scalable backend services to support a high number of concurrent gamers
- Developing and improving the architecture of the server side technology stack, pipelines and processes
- Constantly test and profile to ensure the stability, scalability, security and performance of the backend services
- Ensuring continuity of service and maintaining the security of all systems
- Understanding the requirements of the game, and using these to create a prioritized backlog of backend development tasks
- Communicating effectively about the backend services with a multi-disciplinary game team

Experience / Skills Required:

- A proven track record of delivering high quality, real-time online game projects
- Experience of the full game-development cycle, from requirements gathering and design through to implementation, deployment, testing, launch and live operations
- Experience with designing scalable REST-ful web APIs
- Experience of working with large volume relational databases
- Extensive practical knowledge of Python, Java or C# in a professional environment for 5+ years
- Experience with AWS
- Experience in the live deployment of complex web services
- Passionate about gaming
- Good English skills

Advantageous Skills:

- Experience of managing or mentoring one or more less-experienced programmers
- Experience creating web services using ASP.NET
- Experience of working in an Agile development environment
- Familiarity with Test Driven Development and Unit Testing

Interested? Apply now.

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