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Junior Server Engineer - Hutch

Description We’re Hutch, a mobile games developer & publisher with studios in central London, Dundee and Canada. Our mission is to build the most diverse and engaged automotive gaming community on mobile. Our games have been played by over 300 million people, with new titles in development. We believe in putting our people first. Here you can make games without sacrificing quality time with family and friends. We strive to ensure our people are happy and healthy. Our teams are small and empowered, they have the independence to take on creative and technical challenges together, to work collaboratively, to make great games and have fun along the way. We believe in; Looking after our people, small empowered teams, complete transparency, test, learn repeat, community at the core and the freedom to focus on what truly makes a difference to our players. We’re driven by our players! Come and Join the mission! Junior Server Engineer Hutch are looking for a Junior Server Engineer to join the team in our central London studio. This will be a role designing, prototyping and developing server-based multiplayer game systems for our successful mobile games. You will gain hands-on experience working on a modern technical stack, helping to scale infrastructure that serves millions of players around the world. This is an exciting role for someone who enjoys taking a lot of ownership over their work, would enjoy working in a high-load environment and the technical challenges that it presents. Our Developers work on a specific game team, closely with Artists, Designers and other programmers, allowing them to have a huge impact day-to-day and allowing them to have a lot of input into the development of the backend services for a successful game. Responsibilities

  • Designing, prototyping and developing server-based multiplayer game systems
  • Working across synchronous and asynchronous gameplay, matchmaking, leaderboards, DLC and more
  • Working very closely with designers, programmers and the technical director to solve the many challenges involved in creating a high quality, scalable, secure and performant online user experience in the most efficient manner possible
  • Growing our multiplayer service into innovative new areas across new titles, using the latest technology to develop the most compelling online experience for our players
  • Designing and building new online functionality in a maintainable, robust and flexible manner, ensuring scalability and readiness for rapid post-launch updates in response to customer feedback
  • Writing tools where necessary to empower artists, designers and customer services to administrate the online services as much as possible
  • Be actively involved in design discussions to make best use of technology Requirements
  • Previous and proven commercial experience, or a high quality personal project, as a server/network or backend developer, working in a high load environment, this can be in a games or a non games company
  • Strong technical design and code skills in suitable Web technologies and frameworks, JavaScript/C#/.NET, Node.js or something similar
  • Experience with cloud based services such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL, Redis
  • Broad experience of server/network programming and principles, including database design, replication, load balancing, reliable/unreliable messaging, latency minimisation, security
  • Experience of working within a Microservices Infrastructure environment Bonus Points
  • Games and/or Unity experience are desirable but not essential
  • An interest in games and building backend services that service millions of players is a definite advantage
  • A passion for the latest Web technology Benefits Life at Hutch Our HQ is in the heart of Shoreditch, central London with other offices in Dundee and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. We're an agile, creative team with people at the core of our values. We reward our employees with:
  • Enhanced Maternity (18 weeks) and Paternity leave (6 weeks)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working 2 days per week
  • From January 2023, Hutch will be rolling out a 4 day working week*
  • Excellent salaries
  • Private health care
  • Access to mental health initiatives such as private mental health coaching
  • Support to learn, develop and progress within Hutch
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Lots of social events, game launch parties, Thursday night drinks and much more *This will mean that Hutch employees will work a maximum of 4 days per week (30 hours/week) Mon-Thurs, with zero reductions in pay (compared to a 5 day working week). We value diversity and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all suitable applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Please see Hutch Privacy Policy for details on how Hutch uses your personal data. _Come and find out more about Hutch. We make racing games, but it’s not the only thing that drives us _
🌍London, England
🕟Full time