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Software Engineer (C#/.NET), Services

Rockstar Games

Summary

Rockstar San Diego is seeking a C#/.NET Developer to work on highly scalable server-side features for online services, web performance optimization, and distributed server systems. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4+ years of experience developing scalable distributed systems, be an expert in C# and/or C++, have strong CS fundamentals, and experience with API design and development. The position is full-time and permanent, based out of Rockstar's studio in Carlsbad, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The company is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

Job description

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 talented C#/.NET Developers who consider software development to be a craft, and possess 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 4+ 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with a resume and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above.  If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in San Diego at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

 

*San Diego Pay Range
$104,400—$134,300 USD

Location: Carlsbad, California, United States

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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