Core - Engineering

Infrastructure Software Engineer (Mid and Senior Level)

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Cryptic Studios is currently seeking an Infrastructure Software Engineer.

Every day you could be:

  • Working with operations staff to design new features or changes that will improve the reliability and efficiency of operating Cryptic's games, and then implemented these changes.
  • Analyzing performance of a system that has reached its load capacity.  Refactor or re-implement the system to scale to higher load.
  • Assisting game team programmers with diagnosing and debugging complex problems involving the interaction of multiple software systems.
  • Gathering and analyzing data to answer complex questions posed by the business.
  • Improving the tools and workflow that the game teams use for creating and managing micro-transaction products.
  • Designing and implementing new systems to address emerging business needs.

Systems you might work on:

  • Management tools for Cryptic's server cloud.
  • Micro-transaction system.
  • Core components of Cryptic's game servers.
  • Cryptic's custom built NoSQL object database.
  • Integration with platform backends such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam.
  • Platform-specific authentication
  • Product purchase (micro-transaction currency, packs, consumables).
  • Client crash telemetry.
  • Platform social systems (friends/ignore list, sessions, groups).
  • Integration with partners.
  • Patching.
  • Game Asset management system.
  • Anti-spam.
  • Fraud prevention.
  • Log aggregation, reporting, analytics.

What we need to see:

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Extremely proficient in C programming and debugging.
  • Ability to work with engineers and project managers from other organizations.
  • Ability to code and debug asynchronous systems such as multi-threaded or multi-process systems.
  • 4 year degree or equivalent industry experience.

What we would like to see:

  • Familiarity with networking, including sockets, ports, firewalls, packet capture, etc.
  • Familiarity with modern web services mechanics such as REST, JSON-RPC, etc.
  • A love for video games!
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