Cloud Imperium Games

Senior Node.js Microservices Developer

Job description

What you will do

As a member of the Game Services team for Star Citizen, you will be responsible for building the online MMO backend services & related tools, acting on both the server and game-client side. The team is based in Montreal but operates mostly online with studios located in the US and the UK.
Your main objectives will be to:

Design service APIs to power game features by working closely with Game Designers.
Develop scalable online macroservices in a large meshed service ecosystem
Program in tandem with Gameplay Developers to enable the game client
Take ownership of game features in the MMO architecture from inception to deployment and operation
You will work in the following stacks:

Communications with gRPC & Protobuf
Gameplay services under Node.JS with Typescript
High throughput services with C++ and gRPC
C++ Game Client (StarEngine) communications with gRPC
Distributed message queues (Kafka)
Deployment with Kubernetes, Docker, and Linkerd2
You’re Eager to Take On

Build macroservices in a polyglot environment
Be part of a fast-iterating development environment
Estimate the effort to perform specific tasks, commit to delivery deadlines and help the team set and respect production timeline collectively
Mentor other developers on technologies you have learned to master
Designing innovative online services by focusing on fault-tolerance, scalability & security
Understanding the game features in order to provide clean, well defined, and documented service APIs
Using Cloud Native technologies to guarantee that Star Citizen is built on top of a sustainable ecosystem
Providing tools and applications to enable LiveOps teams to manage the game.
Interacting with infrastructure engineers to analyze, inform, review and improve the reliability and scalability of the game’s backend
You’re Savvy in

Communicating efficiently with people and translating technical jargon
Adapting to various contexts, sometimes shifting priorities
Managing your schedule to ensure productivity and efficiency in projects
Showing autonomy, being thorough and curious about new technologies
Getting things done, sharing good practices in backend development, contributing to implementing efficient processes
You have Accomplished

Relevant programming experience or Bachelor in Computer Science
4 years+ of experience in backend programming
2 years+ of experience in programming with Node.js and experience with TypeScript
Good understanding of Linux shell, git and build pipelines
Good understanding of real-time network communication through gRPC, WebSocket
Knowledge of Event-Sourcing and Domain-Driven Design (DDD)
Experience with C/C++
Experience with Docker and Kubernetes; an asset
Experience working in a video game studio,an asset

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