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Lead Game Server Engineer

Warner Media

Carlsbad, CA 08-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Warner Bros. Games San Diego is creating the next generation of high quality, cross-platform games that bring iconic and beloved characters to life. Join our growing team of talented game makers and be a foundational part of a dynamic new studio as we strive to make an impact on the future of AAA free-to-play games.

The Position

WB Games San Diego is seeking a Lead Server Software Engineer.

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Lead Server Software Engineer will lead and manage the team that will be responsible for developing and supporting the backend infrastructure for our AAA next-generation game at scale.

The candidate should be willing to be adaptable, initially hands-on, and over-time moving into more managerial duties as the team size increases.

What part will you play?
• Lead and manage a team of engineers
• Build on the culture of inclusivity and growth through coaching, career management, and mentorship of associate and staff engineers
• Work with the Production team to facilitate scheduling and planning
• Identify and articulate technical challenges and risks along with proposed solutions
• Develop, maintain, and improve backend infrastructure to support our online game across various platforms
• Collaborate with the Feature Owners & Server Engineers to architect and build server-side systems
• Scale testing and performance tuning of the entire stack
• Improve configuration management and deployment processes

What do we require from you?
• Minimum 8+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on cross-functional teams
• 3+ years in a leadership role managing a team of engineers
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
• Expert in C++ (Templates, OO Design, Exception Handling, Multi-Threading, etc.), C#, Java, Python, etc.
• Experience in deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based, multiplayer games
• Experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Services
• Experience with SQL or NoSQL stores (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, etc)
• Exceptional understanding of all game development disciplines and their inputs into the content pipeline
• Strong problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
• Clear, concise, and transparent communicator - both written and verbal
• Be a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Ability to self-manage when given prioritized goals and objectives
• Seek out opportunities to improve technically and professionally
• A passion for video games

Good to have
• Understanding of Unreal Engine 4 Networking and Multiplayer System (Replication, RPCs, Network Authority, etc.)
• Experience working with Amazon GameLift a bonus
• Existing experience working with Build systems (TeamCity, Jenkins, etc.)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq5mn9-3-236-212-116-42 in your application.