Network Programmer – Games Developer/Publisher – North UK

Location: Wakefield, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24032 Posted: 10 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

OPM are working with a well-established UK developer steeped in history, awards, and success. They have developed on multiple platforms and through continued growth they are looking for a Network Programmer to join their team on new projects.

The successful candidate will have world class planning and game architecture skills, alongside their technical ability.


  • Strong professional games experience having networked games on the backend and/or gameplay side of networking implementation.
  • Understanding of networked gameplay synchronisation techniques/online game techniques for matchmaking, error handling, reliability, and network topology.
  • Experience of writing and debugging asynchronous systems.
  • Outstanding knowledge of C/C++ and other programming languages.
  • Passionate about staying up to date with the changes and trends in the marketplace both in terms of rendering techniques and technologies.


  • Working with the gameplay programmers writing synchronisation and prediction code.
  • Applying backend solutions based on the low-level API for a variation of platforms.
  • Confirming networking implementation is compliant with the platform holder’s requirements.
  • Accurately assessing task timings to assist in the writing of project schedules.
  • Proactively evaluating project bug databases for high-risk issues and fix patterns, work with programmers assigned bugs to ensure they are correctly fixed and tested.
  • Planning, writing, debugging, and maintaining code, often in, but not limited to, C/C++.
  • Writing code in a human-readable style, using descriptive and accurate class, function and variable names, and comments where necessary.
  • Executing assigned tasks within the time scheduled for them as agreed with your Lead.
  • Accurately communicating progress on, your assigned tasks, and the project in general, to your Lead Programmer and/or Producer.
  • Ensuring that your work integrates well with the work of other team members, and functions correctly as a part of the whole project.


  • Familiar with networked games architecture design.
  • Professional experience using network middleware such as: Unity, Unreal, Photon, AWS, GameSparks, PlayFab.
  • Understanding of platform cert requirements relating to networked games.
  • Familiarity with online game techniques for matchmaking, session management, error-handling and reliability, network topology, object replication and prediction.
  • Understanding of TCP / UDP sockets.


  • Private medical insurance.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Employee share scheme.
  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Flexible start and finish times with an option of some remote working.


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 418!

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Tags: C , Network Programming , Unreal Engine Categories: Programming , Technical


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