Infrastructure Software Engineer (Mid and Senior Level)

Cryptic Studios
Los Gatos, CA
7 months ago

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Cryptic Studios is currently seeking an Infrastructure Software Engineer.

**Every day you could be:**

* Working with operations staff to design new features or changes that will improve the reliability and efficiency of operating Cryptic's games, and then implemented these changes.

* Analyzing performance of a system that has reached its load capacity. Refactor or re-implement the system to scale to higher load.

* Assisting game team programmers with diagnosing and debugging complex problems involving the interaction of multiple software systems.

* Gathering and analyzing data to answer complex questions posed by the business.

* Improving the tools and workflow that the game teams use for creating and managing micro-transaction products.

* Designing and implementing new systems to address emerging business needs.

**Systems you might work on:**

* Management tools for Cryptic's server cloud.

* Micro-transaction system.

* Core components of Cryptic's game servers.

* Cryptic's custom built NoSQL object database.

* Integration with platform backends such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam.

* Platform-specific authentication

* Product purchase (micro-transaction currency, packs, consumables).

* Client crash telemetry.

* Platform social systems (friends/ignore list, sessions, groups).

* Integration with partners.

* Patching.

* Game Asset management system.

* Anti-spam.

* Fraud prevention.

* Log aggregation, reporting, analytics.

**What we need to see:**

* The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

* Extremely proficient in C programming and debugging.

* Ability to work with engineers and project managers from other organizations.

* Ability to code and debug asynchronous systems such as multi-threaded or multi-process systems.

* 4 year degree or equivalent industry experience.

**What we would like to see:**

* Familiarity with networking, including sockets, ports, firewalls, packet capture, etc.

* Familiarity with modern web services mechanics such as REST, JSON-RPC, etc.

* A love for video games!

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