Game Services Programmer

Game Services Programmer

  • Edmonton, AB
  • Gaming and Production

At Improbable, we’re bringing together technology and games to create new opportunities and experiences. In order to achieve this, we need unique perspectives from diverse people, empowered to revolutionise how online games are made, delivered and paid for.

We believe one of the biggest, most impactful changes to the way we live our lives is going to come from the medium of games. Realising new communities, societies and vocations through virtual worlds is what drives our people and gives them purpose.

Your Mission

With the successful launch of SpatialOS to the gaming world, the popularity of our platform is growing. Our goal is to strongly demonstrate the potential of the platform, by producing a variety of playable demos, and technical showcases.

As a Game Services Programmer at Improbable, you will help us build our MMO game on the SpatialOS platform. You will understand the core concepts of SpatialOS and use this knowledge to expand on the backend capabilities of the platform. You interpret the requirements of the game to design and implement the services necessary to support the product. You will also work with the platform team to surface challenges encountered in developing new features.

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of scalable cloud-based architectures
  • Knowledge of game platform compliance
  • Excellent communication and team skills
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders (e.g. producers, artists, designers)
  • Ability to establish technical requirements from creative or design-led pitches
  • Ability to define and understand elements of game design documents and technical design documents
  • Experience breaking down the development of a system into a number of manageable tasks

Qualifications:

  • Experience with implementing features for multiplayer games or online services
  • Experience developing and working with databases
  • Ability to leverage automation frameworks

Beneficial:

  • Experience integrating features with Unreal Engine
  • Proficiency programming in Go, C#, Python, and C++
  • Experience working with cloud based infrastructure and tools such as Kubernetes
  • Previous experience developing games for desktop or console
  • A portfolio of projects/side projects
Equal Opportunity
The best ideas are often the least expected and require new ways of thinking; that’s why our teams at Improbable are made up of an incredible range of talented people. Improbable is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.