Technical Director- Multiplayer

Stockholm
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Avalanche Studios is currently looking for a senior programmer to lead the development of our next generation open world / sandbox multiplayer engine.

As the Technical Director for multiplayer you will take ownership of the architecture and implementation of multiplayer in the Avalanche Apex engine. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the most complex and rewarding challenges in game development today; Open worlds, sandbox gameplay and highly destructible multiplayer environments.

As with most multiplayer development, a keen sense of fun gameplay and that 6th sense for what gives the perfect "feeling" are both key aspects for this role.

This is a rare opportunity for the candidate who wants to play an instrumental and leading role in a small team developing next-generation multiplayer experience.

If you are a person who likes being challenged and stimulated in an ambitious and talented environment this position will suit you perfectly. Avalanche Studios is developing for both current and next gen platforms.

Required Qualifications

  • A strong passion for multiplayer and open world games
  • Experience from implementing multiplayer in multiple shipped games on PC or consoles
  • Exceptional experience from architecting and implementing networking technology and approaches, e.g. client-server, peer-to-peer
  • Familiarity with animation, physics and gameplay code in general
  • Knowledge of low-level network concepts, e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, sockets

Desired Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of the possibilities and challenges the PS4 and XB1 hardware architectures imposes on multiplayer support
  • Experience of the platform specific services and APIs available for online presence, e.g. PSN, Xbox Live, Steam
  • Experience with matchmaking, lobbies, friends lists and host migration
  • Experience with security and anti-hacking approaches and techniques

To apply for this position please register below with a detailed CV and cover letter. Apply as soon as possible as we review applications continuously. All further information is provided under non-disclosure agreement only. All applicants are required to relocate to work full-time in Stockholm, Sweden.

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