Lead Back-end Programmer

Games Jobs - Programming - Edinburgh

Job Title Lead Back-end Programmer
Job Category Lead Programmer,Network / Online / Server
Job Description We are looking for a Lead Back-end Programmer to work on the recently announced video game Everywhere.

Based in our Edinburgh studio you will be responsible for the design and implementation of the back-end architecture for Everywhere. In addition to building and managing our back-end programming team, this role involves hands-on development. You will also liaise with third-parties and communicate back-end requirements and limitations to the wider development teams.

You will be joining the studio at an exciting time, as we scale up to develop an ambitious and groundbreaking open-world game. The role brings with it great scope for career growth and the satisfaction of making a significant personal contribution to a high-profile project.

We believe in iterative development, and you will need to be comfortable working in a fluid environment with competing demands. We also believe the best games are made by diverse teams, and we welcome and encourage applicants of all backgrounds.


  • Design and lead development of our back-end architecture, including all the tools and services that will be required to support live operations.
  • Oversee the performance, scalability and network infrastructure for the back-end.
  • Build and manage our back-end programming team.
  • Educate the wider development team on the challenges and trade-offs associated with our back-end services, dealing with potential issues as early as possible in the development pipeline.
  • Liaise with third-parties across a wide range of infrastructural and service-related requirements.
  • Take a hands-on approach to implementing back-end tools and services.
  • Work with the lead gameplay networking programmer to ensure the game servers are correctly integrated with the back-end services and scaled according to demand.


  • Self-motivated and driven to creatively solve problems.
  • Strong communication skills, and comfortable working across teams.
  • Experience managing a technical team.
  • Extensive back-end design and programming experience.
  • Have taken at least one large-scale project through to live operations, preferably within the videogame industry.
  • Experience hosting back-end services in the cloud, preferably with AWS.


This full-time role is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Please apply by emailing us your covering letter and CV/resume
Location Edinburgh
Job Category Programming
Date posted 16/11/2017
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