Vacancies

Senior Server Engineer – Racing

Engineering (London-UK)

At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. For the past four years NaturalMotion Studios have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

Our Racing Studio - responsible for the CSR Racing franchise and the #1 Racing Game on Mobile CSR2 - is one of the most ambitious, successful, and creatively inclusive studios in the UK. Based across three locations – London, Birmingham and Bangalore - the team loves welcoming diverse, humble, straightforward and ambitious talent, aspiring for award-winning excellence. People who want to find a place where they will be supported and encouraged to do the best work of their career.

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

Job Purpose

As a Senior Server Engineer you will be working on systems supporting multiplayer features, security and scalability. For the most part you will be attached to feature teams delivering exciting new things to our players. The work is varied and we use a healthy mix of new and tried and trusted technology. You will work with our designers, product managers, production as well as other engineers. We solve fun problems at scale!

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with other team members to deliver server authoritative gameplay features
  • Hosting and deployment automation (k8s, fluxcd, terraform, jenkins)
  • Scalability and performance testing
  • Code reviews and mentoring
  • Systems research and design

Required Experience & Skills  

  • C# expertise
  • Cloud ops experience (AWS preferred)
  • Versatile and able to learn quickly
  • Docker experience
  • Strong networking fundamentals
  • Strong test driven development skills

Desirable Experience & Skills  

  • Multiplayer game networking experience
  • Experience with stateful services (i.e. socket servers, websockets)
  • Kubernetes experience in production
  • Experience with high throughput services
  • Some exposure to Unity 3D
  • Experience with wide column stores (i.e. DynamoDb, Azure Table Storage, Cassandra)

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary & discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
  • Private medical care, dental and healthcare cash plan
  • Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection
  • 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
  • Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes
  • Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Summer and Christmas parties 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

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