Job Details

Listed

Jul 20, 2022

Location

Canada

Closing Date

Aug 17, 2022

People Can Fly

Senior Programmer (Online Backend Services)

Job Description

  • Design and implement backend services running on the PCF Online Services Platform.
  • Contribute to the architecture of the online services platform itself.
  • Assist game/economy designers with expressing their needs in terms of online services; give them feedback and help them
  • adjust their designs to avoid common security and scalability pitfalls.
  • Assist gameplay programmers in integrating the services in the client and game server.
  • Integrate the backend services into the client and game server.
  • Create backend services powering multiplayer metagame features (matchmaking, game economy, player progression)
  • Create reusable, performant, secure libraries powering all the services running on the platform
  • Test, debug, profile and optimize implementations
  • Mentor and supervise junior programmers in their duties

Qualifications

  • Typically: 5+ years of experience in the production of high-scalability online services. Domain doesn’t have to be video games
  • As long as user numbers are high: scale matters above all else.
  • Videogame-specific experience is useful but not mandatory.
  • Other relevant domains to look into: content distribution, ad-tech, news, mobile gaming, finance.
  • FAANG (or adjacent) experience highly sought after.
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes and at least one cloud-native environment (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure,
  • Google Cloud Platform…).
  • Familiarity with Rust and Go programming languages.
  • Alternately: mastery of at least one of: Python, Ruby, C#, Java, and willingness to learn Rust/Go.
  • Knowledge of SQL databases (e.g. Postgres) and Redis; both with an emphasis on scalability and resource efficiency.
  • C/C++ skills: intermediate to advanced (not necessarily engine programmer-level; should be able to find, debug and fix their way around a C/C++ codebase).
  • Understanding of client-server methodology.
  • Deep understanding of scalability, security and maintainability considerations.
  • Ability to write secure, reliable, understandable code.
  • Being able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of any project management and bug tracking software.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Open-minded team player attitude.
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated.
  • Passionate about playing and making video games.

Additional Information

What we offer:

U.S.

  • 100% group health insurance benefit premiums paid by PCF (Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, and Supplemental Live) and start on day 1 of employment.
  • 401K with 100% match, up to 3% of employee salary, and vested immediately.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.
  • Long term disability, short term disability, travel insurance, as well as other benefits provided.

Canada

  • Benefit package 100% paid by PCF. Insurance company reimburses 100% of claims (Up to $500 per service a year, as well as individual family coverage).
  • Full Dental coverage, including major dental and orthodontics.
  • 4% RRSP matching before tax deductions, 100% vested on day 1.
  • Paid week off during Winter Holidays.
  • 20 paid vacation days and 5 paid sick days.
  • Free virtual health and mental wellbeing sessions included in the plan for members and their dependents.
  • A competitive salary and performance-based annual bonuses.
  • Personal development opportunities and ability to work in a global environment.
  • Work in a creative team with people full of passion for what they do.

Company Description

People Can Fly is one of the leading independent AAA games development studios with an international team of hundreds of talented individuals working from offices located in Poland, UK, US, and Canada, and from all over the world thanks to our remote work programs.

Founded in 2002, we made our mark on the shooter genre with titles such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment, and Outriders. We are one of the most experienced Unreal Engine studios in the industry and we are expanding it with in-house solutions called PCF Framework.

Our creative teams are currently working on several exciting AAA projects with the top publishers in the industry: Project Gemini with Square Enix and Project Dagger with Take-Two (2K), in addition to a new IP to be self-published and two other games in a concept phase. One of our IPs is also being adapted for VR technology.

With over 20 years of experience, PCF sets out to explore new horizons. We aim to combine our expertise with creativity of the best and most forward-thinking talents in the industry to work together on the new generation of action games for the global gaming community.

If you decide to accompany us on this journey, you’ll have a chance to perfect your craft and expand your knowledge, working alongside leaders in the industry on bringing a brand-new unique experience to the players worldwide.

If you feel yourself able to deliver as nobody else, take ownership of your projects, and are ready to leave a mark on a game you work on, apply now!