Live Services Engineer

Description

Amazon is all in on games.

We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and esports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales. If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future's most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Game Studios, you'll have the power of Amazon Web Services' cloud, Twitch, Amazon Lumberyard, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players, broadcasters and creators.

You are a Live Services Engineer with broad game development experience and world-class software engineering skills. You will utilize AWS technology to design, implement, and own the platforms and services that drive an unannounced title from Amazon Game Studios. Your team includes industry veterans of dozens of titles including Need for Speed, Burnout Paradise, Forza, Mechwarrior Online, Call of Duty, Half Life 2, and Halo. This is a rare opportunity to get in at the beginning and help shape the foundation of a brand new AAA game title. Successful candidates will have a track record of shipping quality software and also excel at communication, customer focus, and iterating with game designers to deliver the best product.

As a Live Services Engineer, you will be expected to:

  • Design, build and own a rock-solid and secure back-end platform built on top of AWS technologies.
  • Work with the game team to build a set of tools and services that simplify deploying, debugging, authenticating, authorizing, and running a live multiplayer game on PC and consoles with industry leading operational excellence.
  • Help drive the architecture and technology choices that enable a world-class user experience.
  • Assist in developing project plans and commitments, and then deliver consistently against those commitments.
  • Be a champion for the gamer: Build games that thrill and entertain our players and create new ways to delight customers.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of professional software engineering experience, working on multi-discipline teams
  • At least 1 released game on which you were a primary contributor. Self-published titles are acceptable.
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Advanced software engineering skills, including the ability to write expert-level, maintainable, and robust code in C#, C++, or Java.
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of game development experience.
  • Lumberyard 3D game engine development experience.
  • Specialized skills in implementing physics based modeling inside an existing game engine.
  • Experience working on large scale, commercial online game services.
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum.

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