Services Engineer - Microsoft Studios - Rare - Twycross

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Job Title Services Engineer - Microsoft Studios - Rare - Twycross
Job Category Network / Online / Server,Core Technology
Job Description OVERVIEW
Rare: we're not your typical developer. Our 30+ years in the game-making business have been dedicated to crafting one beloved title after another, constantly trying new things, and infusing the fun we have every day into the games we create. Check out the Rare Replay collection for three whirlwind decades of evidence! We strive to keep Rare a fantastic place to work, from its beautiful location and state-of-the-art facilities to a strong focus on work/life balance.If you're a keen gamer, chances are you've already caught wind of our epic shared world pirate adventure Sea of Thieves, released in March 2018 and a journey we're committed to for the long haul even as we begin to think about what's out there beyond the horizon. With every day bringing new challenges and discoveries in equal measure, there's never been a more rewarding time to join our daredevil crew!

ROLE PURPOSE
As a Services Engineer at Rare you will be responsible for building and maintaining the backend services that power Sea of Thieves. As part of the Services team, you will work closely with Gameplay and Operations to deliver experiences that will surprise and delight our players.
Working on a cutting-edge Azure platform, you will also be responsible for helping and guiding Rare to adapt to an ever-changing landscape of cloud services and infrastructure.The Services team is also responsible for client-side integration of services, meaning that you will be working directly in the Unreal Engine game client.
As an Engineer at Rare, you'll tackle tough problems with little guidance and will help to set the direction of the group you're working with. We promise you'll have access to a range of challenges that will test and broaden your experience. But most of all, you'll be part of a team of friendly, highly talented developers who like nothing better than sharing their own challenges and their expertise with you.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
•    Continue development and ongoing improvement of services that support Sea of Thieves
•    Provide services to support new Sea of Thieves features. 
•    Be an ongoing advocate of future technology and guide services implementation in future Rare titles.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
•    5+ years of experience developing online services. 
•    Recent professional experience developing in C++. 
•    Experience with high-volume messaging architectures (RabbitMQ, EventHubs, Akka). 
•    Experience with modern services architecture and cloud hosting (Azure Service Fabric, RM, Kubernetes). 
•    Experience with Unreal Engine 4 is highly desirable.
Salary Competitive + benefits
Location Twycross, Midlands
Job Category Programming
Date posted 14/01/2019
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