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Online Programmer

Developer - Development - Lyon, France

Job Title Online Programmer
Job Description

Old Skull Games is a video game studio based in Lyon (France). Originally created by industry veterans, Old Skull Games now works both on original IPs and with publishers, mostly on mobile but also on console and PC.

At Old Skull Games, we believe that our success depends as much on our creative freedom as on our management based on trust. We value team spirit and personal development. We put all that passion in our productions to create game our team will be proud of, but also meeting the ever-changing expectations of the market.

Recently, our team grew and our ship now hosts 40 happy pirates. Fancy being one of them ?

After having successfully launched the Beta version of Raid Heroes on mobile (a synchronous multiplayer RPG) , the studio is planning on producing more multiplayer games. We are looking for an experienced backend programmer to integrate our technical team.

Working closely with our Senior Online Programmer, you will help maintaining the services of our games and will implement new features on the backend side.

Your tasks:

  • Manage metagame data (resources, transactions, clans, chat, …)
  • Manage the multiplayer gameplay (deterministic lockstep architecture)
  • Implement the SDK provided by our contractor
  • Handle low latency and connection problems
  • Communicate with the Game Design team to make sure they understand the constraints of the environment
  • Integrate features on client side
  • Account management (GooglePlay, GameCenter, multiple devices…)

The skills and experience you need :

  • 3+ years programming experience with at least 1 year focus on networking and online systems
  • You know Unity, and have developed at least one online game (C# services, elasticsearch, nosql or sql based database).
  • Experience in multithreaded programming.
  • Some of the games you have developed with Unity are now on the store.
  • Experienced with AGILE methodology where change is expected and embraced.
  • Passionate about video games, with interest for all kind of games, including mobile free-to-play
  • More than 5 years


Sector Development
Category Developer
Level Mid-Level
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary 34-60 k€
Date Posted 1 October 2020
Reference PocketGamerOnline
Recruiter Old Skull Games
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