• Lead Server Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Hunt Valley
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Lead Server Engineer for The Elder Scrolls Online to lead server development for a team of engineers. This position will also work closely with game designers to implement and iterate on game features.


    • Lead the server engineering team in the design and implementation of server technology
    • Define and maintain the overall technological design for all server systems
    • Design, architect, and refine backend game systems throughout the development cycle of the project
    • Work directly with messaging and database frameworks to provide base level functionality for feature development
    • Troubleshoot and respond to server emergencies in the live game
    • Work with Technical Producer to prioritize and schedule work for engineers on your team


    • 5+ years of software development experience
    • Proficient in C++
    • Experience with network game client/server architecture
    • Experience with SQL
    • Strong communication skills
    • Solid architecture skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to write clear, maintainable, portable code
    • Strong debugging skills

    Preferred Skills

    • Previous management experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
    • MMO development experience
    • Experience in a "Live" environment (ongoing support of a product after launch)
    • Experience with Linux development
    • Experience working with AMQP platforms


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