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Backend Engineer

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SOFTWARE ENGINEER (.NET/C#), SERVICES At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences. A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry. Rockstar San Diego is on the lookout for a talented .NET/C# Developer who considers software development to be a craft and possesses a passion for tackling complex problems at scale. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar's studio in Carlsbad. Whether it’s the beach or mountains, San Diego is considered one of the best places to live year-round. WHAT WE DO • We create connected experiences that are found across our game franchises. • We create online services for our games, including matchmaking, cloud saves, leaderboards, player inventory, player stats, bounties and more. • We improve existing features as well as architect new solutions to support the development of the Social Club community and website. • We create innovative in-game experiences, including user-generated content. RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop high volume, highly scalable server-side features utilizing Windows Server, SQL server, IIS, .NET, and C#. • Develop web services supporting game console clients, browser clients, and external server clients. • Develop highly reliable distributed server systems. • Web performance optimization. • Collaboration with other Rockstar technology teams across our worldwide studios. QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum 5+ years of experience developing scalable distributed systems. REQUIREMENTS • Expert in C# and/or C++. • Strong CS fundamentals, including excellent understanding of OO design patterns and concepts. • Experience with API design and development. • Knowledge of web service scalability, performance, and security practices. • Database development experience (MSSQL). • Experience with source control, preferably Perforce. PLUSES Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position. • Experience building online gaming systems, commerce systems, social networking systems, search systems. • One or more titles shipped on console or PC; preferably on the Xbox and/or PlayStation consoles. • Familiarity with networking systems and their components including DNS, NAT, firewalls, security methods, peer-to-peer and client server models. • Experience with online game service APIs, particularly Xbox Live, Sony NP, and Games for Windows Live. • Knowledge of Agile software development processes.

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